Our email address has been changed. All emails sent to the old email (joel@arsobscurabookbinding.com) after May 1st, 2021, were not received. Please resend your inquiries to arsobscurabookbinding@gmail.com


ARS OBSCURA Bookbinding & Restoration Co. is located in the heart of Pioneer Square in Seattle, had been downstairs in the historical Grand Central Arcade for 24 years, but has relocated one block from Grand Central in 2020. We follow the last 500 years of European trade standards and have been serving the public since 1991.

Client satisfaction is primary. We offer quality bookbinding and restoration at the most reasonable cost.
Please call/e-mail us for quotes. A free, in-person consultation by appointment.

It is best for us to examine your book in person in order to give you the precise cost and detailed accounts of the restoration procedure. But, if you are unable to visit us or are out of state, e-mail us some information about your book. Please click HERE to go to our estimate page for more information. This will give us enough of an idea as to what must be done and how much the restoration will cost.

NOTE: We ship locally, nationally as well as internationally.

The current turnaround time is approximately twelve months. If you have a priority order, please let us know; we may be able to accommodate it.

We accept personal/cashier’s checks, cash and also payments through our PayPal account.