Pettingell Book Bindery

2181 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, California 94704-1421 510-845-3653

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An afternoon at Pettingell Book Bindery in Berkeley

In the first of a three-part series on expert craftspeople in Berkeley, Melati Citrawireja, a summer 2015 photo intern for Berkeleyside, visits a Berkeley bookbindery run for the past 21 years by Klaus-Ullrich Rötzscher.

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Pettingell Bookbindery – Florentine Collections

“True artisanship can be hard to find, but this Berkeley bookbinding business is a throwback to the days when craftspeople paid attention to detail and paper products weren’t mass-produced on an assembly line. “

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Inside the Shop Video

Watch this charming video of bookbinder Klaus Rötzscher inside the Pettingell shop, created by journalism grad student Yngrid Fuentes.