About Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding
Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding was established in 1991 by Jill Deiss, who studied bookbinding and restoration first in Northampton, Massachusetts, then at Cornell University’s Department of Library Conservation and in the Smithsonian Institution’s Conservation Laboratories. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry and received a Master of Library Science degree from Syracuse University, where she specialized in the study of archives and rare book collections.
The bookbinders of Cat Tail Run are Susan McCabe, Anna Barnes, Reilly Cundiff, Jill Deiss, and Rowland Kirks. Susan McCabe’s expertise includes the sewing of texts and the creation of custom-crafted endbanding. Anna Barnes restores the covers of leather- and cloth-bound books. Reilly Cundiff applies her talents to typesetting, paper repair, clamshell box making, and creating new bindings. Jill Deiss serves as the senior binder, and Rowland Kirks is chief of operations for the bindery and the bookbinding school.
How to Reach Us
WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO RESPOND to your questions about books you may want restored or bookbinding projects you are considering. We can be reached in the following ways:
Phone: (540) 662-2683
Mail: 2160 Cedar Grove Road
Winchester, VA 22603
Customers are welcome to visit our shop. Our hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Thursday. Please call or e-mail to let us know when you’ll be coming our way. Summer hours and vacation times are posted on the Home Page.