Traditionally Handbound Books

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Announcement    Custom order portfolio cases are now available! Protective clam shell box cases coming soon!


Custom order portfolio cases are now available! Protective clam shell box cases coming soon!



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Edward Patrick Ezju Kranz

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About KranzBooks

Sales 232
On Etsy since 2014

It all started to repair one book!

The Kranz Books Bindery is a family owned and operated, full service, traditional book bindery located in historic Erie, Pennsylvania with roots deep in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to hand made journals, heirloom photo albums, professional portfolio cases, presentation folios, and music composition books,

Kranz Books offers a wide range of conservation and restoration services such as clamshell & single tray conservation boxes, rebacking, paper repair, and much more.

The bookbinders at Kranz Books Bindery work closely with private collectors and book sellers on conservation and restoration efforts. Doing what is right for the book is always paramount and conservation is stressed over restoration in some cases.

The Kranz Books Bindery has an online Etsy store and has a by appointment location in Erie.

Shop members

  • Edward Patrick Ezju Kranz

    Owner, Bookbinder & Conservator

    Edward Patrick Ezju Kranz Founder and bookbinder of Kranz Books Bindery, Edward Patrick Ezju Kranz, has been practicing traditional bookbinding since 2013. He brings 20 plus years of fine art and design to the discipline with a keen eye for detail.

  • Antonyia Kranz

    The Bookbinder’s Apprentices, Maker

    Antonyia Kranz has been working with her husband since Kranz Books Bindery started in 2013. With an interior design background she brings an inspired methodology to the bindery.

  • Tehya Madison

    The Shop Keeper

    Freeing up much needed bindery time for the bookbinder and his apprentice, Tehya handles the day to day business of running the shop. An aspiring model and musician adds charm to the workplace. Tehya studies bookbinding techniques with her father.

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