About Our Work
Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding is located in the countryside near Winchester, Virginia. From this location we are privileged to offer a wide range of bookbinding and restoration services to individuals and institutions alike. Included among our clients are Clemson University, The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Birds, The Wharton School, Dodona Manor (the home of George C. Marshall), and The George Washington University. For the United States Park Service, the bindery has prepared books for exhibitions at the James A. Garfield House, the Andrew Johnson House, Andersonville Prison National Historic Site, and Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill library. Other noteworthy works include treatment of John Wilkes Booth’s diary for Ford’s Theater Museum, conservation of the bank account record volumes of Abraham Lincoln for Riggs Bank, and restoration of Robert E. Lee’s family Bible for Arlington House. For Georgetown University the bindery restored George and Martha Washington’s copy of Mark Catesby’s Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (1731, 1743) and conserved and rebound a Shakespeare First Folio (1623). Gunston Hall (George Mason’s home) chose Cat Tail Run to conserve books from George Mason’s library, and The Washington National Cathedral selected Cat Tail Run to provide treatment for the Cathedral’s pulpit Bible.