Calligrapher | Book Artist

Resources & Links: Art Supplies

Art Supplies: Distributors

Calligraphy Supplies
  • John Neal, Bookseller has a wonderful website with online catalog. They carry books and supplies for calligraphers and book artists. I have dealt with them many times over the course of many years and they are a very good company to work with.
  • Paper & Ink Arts has long been an excellent supplier of calligraphy supplies and books. PO Box 35, 3 North Second Street, Woodsboro, MD 21798. Telephone 1 800 PEN-7772, fax 1 888 PEN-7773.
  • Pendragon is no longer in business. (This has been true for many years, but people do still ask.)
Book Arts Supplies
  • The Guild of Book Workers has a list of U.S. suppliers. It's now free online. New York, New York.
  • John Neal, Bookseller also carries bookbinding supplies, as well as calligraphy supplies. Great website!
  • Talas has been providing bookbinding tools and materials for quite a long time. New York, NY. 212-219-0770.
  • Hollander's has a big selection of decorative papers, bookbinding supplies, books, kits and ... workshops, if you live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area.
  • Bookmakers. A longtime supplier of bookmaking tools and materials, they've got lots of experience. College Park, Maryland. 301-345-7979.
  • Colophon Book Arts Supply — a longtime supplier of many bookbinding tools and material. Lacey, Washington. 360-459-2940.
  • Cover Material Sales, Inc. has an inventory of bookcloth such as Roxite and Arrestox B & C cloths, Natural & Smooth Starch, Buckrams, Imitation Leathers and Papers. 1-800-225-7132.
  • ICG/Holliston makes of bookcloths. 800-251-0451.
  • J. Hewit & Sons, Ltd. has a website full of wonderful photos of the leathers, cloths, and many, many bookbinding tools and products. Scotland.
  • carries book repair and cleaning supplies, including kits. Methuen, Massachusetts. 978-965-2176.
  • As an acid-free alternative to redtag board, acid-free bristol board can be obtained from University Products, 1-800-628-1912. Ask for Perma/Dur Heavy Duty Folder Stock, .020 thickness, item # 750-2620. 15"x20" package of 50.
General Art Supplies
  • The Jerry's Catalog. I have always been satisfied with their service as a mail-order catalog.
  • New York Central Art Supply carries a huge range of artist's papers, including vintage papers.
  • Dick Blick has good prices on a good range of art supplies.
  • Unfortunately, two longtime go-to stores have closed: New York Central Art Supply (now Jerry's) and Pearl Paint.

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