Some Words About Us
The Bessenberg Bindery was purchased by Thomson-Shore in 2011 with the thought that it tied nicely with the manuscript to reader philosophy that the company promotes.
Our staff comes with a wealth of knowledge and ideas, we look forward to the opportunity of creating something custom just for you.
Say Hello to the Specialty Bindery Team
I have been in the book printing industry over 26 years and have experienced the many changes and improvements of this industry. I have recently joined the Specialty Bindery department after working most of my career in the operations side of the business operating various bindery machines. I am really enjoying learning traditional binding methods while utilizing the skills I have obtained throughout my career. When not working I enjoy fishing, hunting and vacations with my wife and three children.
My love for books has taken me many places, from Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina to the Art Institute of Chicago (where I completed an internship in Library Conservation while finishing my Master’s Degree in Library Science) and now at Specialty Bindery @ Thomson-Shore which embraces all aspects of book production – from the traditional handcrafted leather edition to the cutting-edge technology of print on demand services. I love working with customers and coming up with the most elegant and effective solutions for their special projects.
Books have been my best friend ever since I learned to read. During the past 40 years, I have never tired of the challenge of repairing, binding and creating unique books. I grew up attending school in Germany moving to the US in 1969 and graduating from the University of Michigan. I enjoy spending my time with family and friends taking in all that Ann Arbor and surroundings have to offer