About Paper Leaf Bindery

Book and Paper Conservator, Bookbinder, Printmaker,  & Papermaker

Mission Statement

Paper Leaf Bindery is committed to the art of bookmaking and conservation, blending traditional craftsmanship with a deep respect for nature and history. Our mission is to create, preserve, and restore books, honoring their cultural significance while fostering the enduring legacy of bookbinding for future generations.

About founder Trisha Weekes.

Experience & Education

Experience
  • Book and Paper Conservation—Church History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2019–Present)
  • Book and Paper Conservation—Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Conservation Lab, (2016-2019)
  • Paper-making (1994–Present)
  • Bookbinding (1993–Present)
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University 2015 – 2019, with an emphasis in Bookbinding, Printmaking, and Letterpress
  • Minored in Art History, with an emphasis on the History of the Book, 42 credit hours

A little more

Paper Leaf Bindery’s journey started from a simple curiosity to restore an old, worn book. This sparked a lifelong dedication to the art of book creation and conservation.

The name ‘Leaf’ symbolizes a deep connection to nature, reflecting the inspiration drawn from the natural world in our unique prints and book designs. This bond is a cornerstone of our artistic identity.

With a commitment to learning and preserving historical bookmaking techniques, we are led by an experienced conservator who ensures each creation honors the rich legacy of bookmaking. Educated at Brigham Young University and trained in the Harold B. Lee conservation lab and the prestigious Church History Library’s conservation lab, our founder brings unparalleled bookmaking, conservation, and repair skills to our work. You can read more about Trisha’s experience in an article published in BYU Magazine.

Today, with over two decades of experience, Paper Leaf Bindery is a testament to traditional bookbinding’s enduring beauty and relevance, merging historical knowledge with contemporary skill.

Books…

I love them,

I read them,

I make them,

I heal them.