KATER - CRAFTS BOOKBINDERS
Pico Rivera, California

= Celebrating our 62nd year = 

Kater-Crafts Bookbinders is a family owned business started in 1948 by Mel Kavin. His sons, Rick and Bruce, and his daughter Judy manage the oldest and largest library bindery in Southern California.

We are in a 25,000 square foot building and have 40 employees.  We provide  both ABLE Library and ABLE Bindery, an Internet based bindery preparation system. In addition to  Library Binding, we offer a  variety of other binding services. We produce limited  edition binding, fine leather binding and restoration of rare books and bibles. We make a variety of protective  devices: phase boxes, clamshell boxes, slip cases and   specially designed containers. We offer de-acidification of paper and Mylar encapsulation.  Portfolios, presentation binders, menu covers, scrapbooks, gift books and photo albums can be custom designed in a wide  selection of materials.

We have done restoration work for the Special Collections of university and public libraries, as well as rare book dealers and individual collectors.  We have restored and rebound books for libraries that have had water, fire and earthquake damage.

We believe that there is a special relationship between a Library and its Binder.  The library trusts the Binder with its valuable library material, which is its life’s blood.  We also believe that each Library has a personality that comes from the people, past and present, who have set the policies, the nature of the collection, and the people who use it.  It is the job of the Binder to learn about this personality and to establish a good communication system so that the needs of the Library can be fulfilled.

KATER - CRAFTS BOOKBINDERS
4860 GREGG ROAD, PICO RIVERA, CALIFORNIA 90660-2199
PHONE
: (562) 692-0665                                FAX: (562) 692-7920
       katercrafts@earthlink.net
HOME PAGE