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About Bookbinders Workshop

Welcome to Mechling Bookbindery & Bookbinders Workshop!

Al and Marla Mechling’s passion for researching their family history led to collecting and rebinding old county histories, which developed into a garage-based rebinding business in 1995. For the past two decades, the company has been providing book printing, bookbinding and book restoration services.

The Mechlings acquired Bookbinders Workshop in 2013,
moving it from New York City to Chicora, Pennsylvania. The list of services and products expanded to include high quality leathers, bookbinding supplies and tools, and training videos for the bookbinding trade. Together both companies now operate from one distribution center, which is able to accommodate unlimited growth and increased service and selection of goods for their customers.


In spite of its successful growth, Mechling Bookbindery retains its friendly, hands-on service—so rare in today’s depersonalized business world. That personal approach is extended to every caller by dedicated, knowledgeable staff members, who are always available during business hours; and by the company’s graphic designers, who work one-on-one with clients, guiding them through each phase of their projects.

Blending the use of time-honored methods and equipment, and modern technology—including the latest graphic design software and state-of-the-art digital printing, Mechling Bookbindery offers solutions for both old and new books, as well as other printed and covered projects. All formatting, cover design, printing and binding are completed in-house, where quality control is at its most precise.

With the addition of its binding materials line, Mechling Bookbindery has a much wider selection of leather types and colors for its book binding customers; and can supply bookbinders and craftsmen with the world’s finest bookbinding leathers, tools, supplies and training videos.

Simply put, Mechling Bookbindery takes the mystery out of how to get solid craftsmanship and high quality binding supplies, with personalized service and support from trustworthy professionals who truly care about their client’s projects.

Contact Us

Bookbindery &
Bookbinders Workshop
124 Evans Road
Butler, PA 16001

Office Hours (Eastern time):
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm;
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Closed weekends and major holidays.

Customer Service:

Bookbindery &
Bookbinders Workshop
124 Evans Road
Butler, PA 16001
Local 724-287-2120
Fax: 724-285-9231