During a difficult stage of life in 2008, owner Amanda Stokes needed to try her hand at working from home. Little did she know that through a path of opportunity she would fall madly in love with books and book arts. After seeing the same glimmer in other people's eyes that it put in hers, she knew she needed to bring book repair's world of possibilities (described here) to everyone she could and to feed the passion that she'd stumbled onto. Over the last few years she has delved into deeper challenges and training, and applied the qualities she values most: integrity and hard work - to the business.
For nine years, Tightly Bound Books operated in Eau Claire, WI, Amanda’s hometown. In Fall of 2018, the Stokes family relocated to beautiful Provo, Utah, (her husband Bill’s hometown) where they are currently exploring new places to hike, and the art community of the Salt Lake City area.
Here at Tightly Bound Books, we know that books speak to us in a deep and powerful way. The cover image from your favorite childhood book can relive it's joys with you over and over again as you read it to your children or grandchildren. The Bible (service details here) you thumb and highlight daily has been through too many seasons with you to part with now. The irreplaceable historical pieces in your care can live on and on. We promise to be a company you can trust with these valuables, as we know we are preserving or creating past and future memories, and we can think of no greater honor to live up to.