My name is Lang.
I found bookbinding later in life, and after years of looking.
& I found my passion ~


I first studied bookbinding under Edwin Heim, at the Centro del bel libro (Ascona, Switzerland). There I met a student of the American Academy of Bookbinding (Telluride, Colorado) — she encouraged me to enroll at the academy, I did. I began the ‘Fine Binding Program’ under Tini Miura, and finished under Monique Lallier. I graduated with a diploma in Fine Binding at the Guild of BookWorkers ‘Standards of Excellence’ Seminar (2007). Since that time, I have taken advantage of numerous workshops and intensives in bookbinding that round out my skills and knowledge. I have worked with Betsy Eldridge, Hélène Jolis, Don Glaister, Peter Geraty, Gabrielle Fox, Luigi Castiglioni, Julia Miller, and Renate Mesmer — to all of whom I owe tremendous thanks, as they cannot imagine their influence. Twice now I have taken extended visits to the atelier of Ana Ruiz-Larrea (Paris). Paris is dreamy for me, and the techniques learned in Ana’s atelier continue to influence my binding every day.

My work can be found in private collections and public institutions in the United States.

Memberships & Affiliations

North America

Guild of BookWorkers     (guildofbookworkers.org)
Hand Bookbinders of California     (handbookbinders.org)
Book Club of California     (bccbooks.org)
Fine Press Book Association     (fpba.org)
Grolier Club     (grolierclub.org)
Miniature Book Society     (mbs.org)
Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art — Canada     (aracanada.ca)
Canadian Bookbinders & Book Arts Guild     (cbbag.org)
Association québécois des reliures et des artistes du livre     (reliuresduquebec.ca)

Across the Pond

Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art — France     (ara-france.fr)
Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art — Belgica     (arabelgica.be)
Society of Bookbinders     (societyofbookbinders.com)
Designer Bookbinders     (designerbookbinders.org.uk)

Recent & Selected Juried Exhibitions


Title of Exhibition (Location)

Book Title


‘One Book Many Interpretations’ (Chicago)

A Raisin in the Sun ~ received Best Binding award in this category


ARA Belgica ‘Xth FIRA’ Forum & Exhibition (Bruges, Belgium)

160 Cat Proverbs


‘One Book Many Interpretations’ Second Edition (Chicago)

Go Tell It on the Mountain ~ received Best Binding award in this category


ARA Canada International Exhibition ‘Les escaliers de Québec’ (Paris, Québec City, Montreal, Trois-Riviéres)

Les escaliers de Québec


ARA Canada International Exhibition ‘La couleur du vent’ (Paris, Québec City, Montreal, Trois-Riviéres, Boston, Chicago)

La couleur du vent


Designer Bookbinders ‘InsideOUT – Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books’ (London, Cambridge, Boston, New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco)

King of the Alps


Segundo Concurso Internacional de Encuadernación Artística – EARA 2014 (Buenos Aires)

Jaw Law ~ received Third Prize in the competition


Beyond Words: Contemporary Book Art exhibition (Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO)

Les escaliers de Québec ~ received ‘Honorable Mention’ in the exhibit


’13th Biennales Mondiales de la Reluire d’art’ Competition (St Rémy les Chevreuse, France)

Vendredi ou la vie sauvage ~ submitted as part of the American Academy of Bookbinding entry, which received Second Prize in the School Category


‘International Miniature Bookbinding Competition’ (the Hague, the Netherlands)

The Island ~ received First Prize in the competition