Paper Marbling Class – September 10th

Saturday, Sept. 10, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis.

Marbling Process

Paper marbling has a colorful history with many origins and traditions. In Japan, it began around the twelfth century and was called ‘suminagashi’ or ‘ink floating’. In fifteenth century Turkey it was called ‘Ebru’ or ‘cloud art’. As the art of marbling paper slowly spread to Europe in the sixteenth century, the styles and techniques were closely held secrets.

The secrets are revealed in our Paper Marbling Class, we have a fun and colorful approach to this classic art form. In this class you will learn the basics to produce your own set of hand-marbled papers with results that may be as surprising and creative as any ‘cloud art’ from ancient times.

If you would like more information on this class, or to register, please click on the “CLASSES” tab above. You can also call the bindery at 317 636-5606 or send an email to:

Fresh from The Literary Garden

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A memoir by Grace Lane Monroe

Marianne Heath Doyle, Publisher

 Bonnie Knoll: A Tale of a Home That Grew is a richly-detailed memoir set throughout the noteworthy pre- and post-World War years. A charming account of the restoration of a Civil War-era home, this book resonates with wit and warmth. Its emphasis on artistic themes including home restoration and remodeling, farm-to-table cooking, gardening, and urban homesteading, creates a book that is remarkably relevant for today’s do-it-yourself aficionados.

“Mrs. Monroe’s manuscript is at once captivatingly nostalgic while exploring themes that resound with contemporary readers.”

Call Marianne Heath Doyle (317 873-2547) or email ( to buy this lovely limited edition book at the introductory price of $33.00.

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A glimpse of the lively sketches throughout “Bonnie Knoll: The Tale of a Home That Grew”

Product Details
Hardcover: 144 Smyth sewn pages, teal linen bookcloth, printed dust jacket
Illustrations: 55
Publisher: The Literary Garden (June 29, 2016), Produced by Marianne Heath Doyle
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-9861294-3-8
Product Dimensions: 8.25 x8.75 x 0.63 inches

Book Problems Solved!

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Before — an email from a customer: “I just received a new book in damaged condition. This book is put out by a press in Budapest, Hungary and it is difficult and expensive to obtain. I am planning to use this book often as a reference text, and I want a secure binding that will last.”

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After — “I just wanted to tell you again how pleased I am with this work. I’ve been using the book and it is very well done. And what a great job on saving the inside cover with the diagrams. Much appreciated.” – Peter M.

If you have a book with a problem, new or old, call on National Library Bindery for lasting solutions!

Save the dates for our workshops

The Paper Marbling Class Ink in Pan is on September 10, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis.

J-SewThe Japanese Binding Class is on October 1, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis.

More details can be found on the ‘Classes’ tab, you can register and pay for a class by clicking the “Buy Now” buttons .

Call 317 636-5606 or email to register and pay for a class.

Available Now: Cemetery Log

Standard2Our exclusive cemetery log was released last October at the Indiana State Library’s annual Genealogy Show. The log features 34 pages including log sheets to record the genealogical findings during cemetery visits. The log also contains a symbols guide to aid in decoding tombstone symbols you may find as well as a reference to the common tombstone styles you’ll encounter out in the field.

We are excited to announce that National Library Bindery Company Brand Cemetery Logs are now available for purchase at the Indiana Historical Bureau’s Gift Shop located at 140 North Senate Avenue.

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