Welcome to Pettingell!

My name is Klaus, please watch this video and let me know what you think!

Hello and welcome to Pettingell Book Bindery.

My name is Klaus Rötzscher, and I am the master bookbinder and maker behind Pettingell.

I've been a master book binder for over 40 years and over that time span I've come across some very interesting books.

(I dedicate my life, mostly to the care and repair of old books.)

In my work I've come across the Samuel Johnson's First Edition Dictionary- which was AWESOME.

 I've also had the pleasure of restoring first editions of Gone with the Wind, and Tom Sawyer and... Shakespeare!

Working on these beautiful pieces has impressed upon me a sense of time and beauty. I've really gotten to see how things last over generations.

And these books are very beautiful, once restored.

I find beauty very addictive the more you see it the more you want to be surrounded by it.

Throughout the years I've always wondered,

How I can help you as a writer, have something that will last for years to come?

 In response to this question, I've created my leather bound journal.

I think you'll find them a beautiful place to keep your thoughts and your creativity. 

I hope you enjoy my videos and visit me on instagram: @pettingell_book_bindery


I have millennial that helps me navigate it and by the time you see this video I'll be pretty much be set and know what I am doing (hopefully lol).

So, welcome again and I look forward to engaging with you in conversation.

If you have question you can email me at klausbinds@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

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