I believe books should be nice to look at but, most importantly, they should be inviting to the reader. There's nothing more upsetting to me than a book that just sits on the shelf unused. With that in mind I bind books that look handsome on the shelf and still invite the reader open them up and read them.
I use archival materials and hand binding techniques in creating unique and beautiful books that will last decades, if not longer.
A little wear and tear over the years only increases the beauty of a well bound book.
These are some examples of work I've done for clients or for myself.