Association of Book Crafts 


This is where you can link to other web sites from suppliers of product and services.

To start with, here is a list of suppliers we know about:

  • Gordon Harris, online and with stores in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington & Christchurch. website.  ABC members get a 10% discount when in store.
  • Takapuna Art Supplies, online and with a store in Takapuna, Auckland website
  • Conservation Supplies, online and with a store in Havelock North 
  • Covertech, Peter Meredith doesn't have a  website but you can call or email him. Free phone 0508 895 432, email  ales@covertech.co.nz with a supply office in Napier
  • Glue Guru website
  • Triptych Conservation Services website
  • Anderson’s Binding, Sydney,  Australia website
  • Spotlight with 19 stores throughout NZ also online website, sign up for a free VIP card and  get discounts
  • Krafters Cart online presence only website
  • Sewing Time stores at Penrose,  Auckland and Christchurch, with online as well website

Items we've already been asked about are:

  • Adhesives - Conservation Supplies, Glue      Guru, Triptych, Takapuna Art Supplies, Krafters Cart
  • Book board - Gordon Harris, Takapuna Art      Supplies
  • Book coverings/ buckram - Covertech
  • Educational supplies - Reference books and specific      bindings Out of the Box Bookbinding, new and second hand reference books Oak Knoll
  • Engineers squares - most tool shops, Trade Tools  offer online purchases 
  • Green board - Takapuna Art Supplies (it's  not on their website, please phone to place an order)
  • Japanese screw punches - we don't know of a NZ supplier but cheaper Chinese screw punches are available on TradeMe
  • Leather - we often have some leather  pieces available when bookbinders retire and are happy to help coordinate purchases from overseas. Excellent skins can easily be purchased from Cali Andersen at Andersen's Bindery. Cali is the only supplier of Kangaroo leather which is ideal for repair work, easy to pare and retains strength even when thin.
  • Linen thread - Spotlight stores - sell 8 colours of Gütermann linen thread, non waxed, in 50m rolls
  • Sewing items - awls, pattern weights, Coats Barbour Linen Flax Thread (black and white) 18/3  ply 50g, waxed polyester threads at Sewing Time
  • Teflon and bone tools - Conservation Supplies, Takapuna Art Supplies, Triptych Conservation Services, Krafters Cart  (Teflon)
  • Tyvek - Conservation Supplies, Triptych Conservation Services
  • Waxed linen thread - we plan to order in bulk (to share postage and get better pricing) Supplier: Royalwood website
  • 3M 'snails' - these super useful sanding blocks + rolls are also available from Cali Andersen



 Book Valuers 


Art and Object 

www.artandobject.co.nz

Bookmark Second Hand and Rare Books

www.bookmark.co.nz

Erika Chamberlain at Antique and Art 

www.antiqueandart.co.nz


 Suppliers of bookbinding materials and equipment 


Andersen’s Bindery’s online BOOKBINDING SUPPLIES STORE Australia

https://bookbindingaustralia.com.au/

Covertech Ltd 

www.covertech.co.nz

Conserv ation Supplies 

https://www.co nservationsupplies.co.nz

Falkiners/Shepherds, UK

www.store.falkiners.com

Glue Guru 

www.glueguru.co.nz

Hewit and Sons, UK

 www.hewit.com

Takapuna Art Supplies 

www.tasart.co.nz

B and F Papers Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Christchurch

www.bfpapers.co.nz

Fine Art Papers Christchurch

www.fineartpapers.co.nz

French Art Shop Auckland and Wellington

www.thefrenchartshop.co.nz

Gordon Harris Auckland (3), Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch with
online shop

www.gordonharris.co.nz

Magnetic magnets

www.magnetic-magnets.co.nz

OfficeMax NZ wide with online shop (check their clearance items

www.officemax.co.nz

Passion for Paper, Auckland

www.passionforpaper.co.nz

Studio Art Supplies, Auckland

www.studioart.co.nz

Tenax Papers, Bulls – Andrew Reilly

tenaxpapers@gmail.com

Emails are now set up for each as an individual as well as groups.

Here they are:


 Suppliers of conservation materials and equipment 


Conservation Supplies Havelock North with online shop

www.conservationsupplies.co.nz

Preservation Equipment 

www.preservationequipment.com

Zetta Florence 

www.zettaflorence.com.au


Designer Bookbinders 

www.designerbookbinders.org.uk

ICON (Institute of Conservation) 

www.icon.org.uk

NZCCM (New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials) 

www.nzccm.org.nz

Redeye (website for bookbinders) 

www.redeye.co.nz

Society of Bookbinders 

www.societyofbookbinders.com

Eden Workshops 

www.edenworkshops.com

www.norbag.net

www.cbbag.ca

www.designerbookbindersofamerica.org

www.centerforbookarts.org

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~bookbind

www.guildofbookworkers.org 

www.canberrabookbinders.org.au

www.centerforbookarts.org

www.nswbookbinders.org.au

http://www.spiralpath.co.nz/ 

www.guildofbookworkers.org 

www.mnbookarts.org

 http://www.newzealandcalligraphers.org.nz/p/home.html

http://handcraftprinters.org.nz/

Andersen’s Bindery’s online BOOKBINDING SUPPLIES STORE Australia

https://bookbindingaustralia.com.au/


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