The Green Dragon Bindery was established as a book bindery in 1964 by Allan “Skip” Carpenter Jr. and is located on an historic property in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Gradually, what started as a hobby in the antique business, blossomed into a small family operation that today boasts over 150 years of combined bookbinding experience. With a loyal staff of talented artists, the Green Dragon Bindery is able to approach each customer’s project individually, discussing in advance their concerns, budget and time constraints. They work with all manner of institutions, libraries, historical societies, dealers and collectors. The Green Dragon Bindery prides itself on meeting your challenges one project at a time. In antiquarian book repair and paper restoration almost anything is possible and they look forward to surprising you with the results.

Our services are wide and varied, ranging from book binding (leather, cloth, vellum and paper),custom boxes of all kinds, wall maps, atlas maps, prints, posters, documents, globes,scientific instruments and objects. Our pricing is based on a fair hourly rate plus materials. Each project is unique and may have special circumstances. Therefore, each project is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We strongly suggest that you call or visit for a personalized estimate. The general turn around time for most projects is 8-10 weeks.


Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 7am-3:30pm
*Closed from 12-12:30 for lunch*
Or by appointment.


Meet the Staff