Paper Dragon Books specializes in fine and design bookbinding and was founded by bookbinder Gavin Dovey in 2005.The bindery, in the Bay Area of California, produces traditional and modern trade, fine and design bookbinding, producing custom work for individuals and corporate clients.

Gavin Dovey started bookbinding in 1998, completing a course and receiving a qualification in Design Bookbinding at the London College of Printing. In 2005, Paper Dragon Books opened the doors to its first bindery on 26th street, in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, New York. In 2008 the bindery was moved to Brooklyn, and recently relocated in the summer of 2014 to Oakland, California.

Today Gavin works in his third bindery in one of the bay area's most historical and exciting arts and crafts communities, teaching and producing fine, design and historical bindings, for various national and international institutions, rare book dealers, private collectors and private clients, and international artists. Please check our press section to find out more.

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