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Koerperich Bookbinders, Selden


This modest building houses a unique Kansas business, the Koerperich Bookbinders in Selden. Photo courtesy Don Koerperich.



Don Koerperich operates a vintage bookbinding machine that has given years of service. Photo courtesy Judy Rogers.



Another piece of machinery used in the process of binding books. Photo courtesy Judy Rogers.



A variety of modern, colorful supplies sits in contrast with a well used but reliable machine all used to produce the best in book binding. Photo courtesy Judy Rogers.



Employees work hard to produce excellence in book binding. Photo courtesy Judy Rogers.



Koerperich Bookbinders specializes in preserving valuable heirloom books such as this Bible. Photo courtesy Judy Rogers.



The finished product ready to be delivered to the customer. Photo courtesy Judy Rogers.


Address: 104 N.Kansas Selden, KS 67757 [map this location]
Phone: 785.386.4392
Website: www.kbindery.com

Koerperich Bookbinders is a finalist for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Commerce because they are one of a very few binderies in the nation that still meet or exceed Library Binding Institute specifications.  They were one of the few bookbinders that still bind books by sewing.
 
NOTE:  Koerperich Bookbinders has closed.
 
HISTORY
  
They are a small business in a small, rural town and have survived and steadily grown over the past 40 years. They take great pride in the quality of their work, which is why individuals and publishers from coast to coast continue to send their book binding needs to this small town in Sheridan County.
 
Richard and Sandra Koerperich started Koerperich Book binders in 1969 in Selden. It is now a family business with two of his sons, Chris and Don, also helping run the business. Richard worked in a bindery in New Mexico for his uncle for several years before returning to Kansas to start his own business.
 
 
USE OF SEWING MACHINES; QUALITY OF MATERIALS
  
They use sewing machines to assure a long lasting and durable book. The pages are actually sewn together instead of glued, a method preferred by most binderies. Their binding process will meet or exceed all LBI and ALA specs.

They use high-grade buckram cloth covers on all orders. They stock all buckram colors as well as many skivertex prints and imitation leathers. They also offer leather binding of Bibles and special books. All books are given a hard cover with hot foil stamping. Gold is the most popular stamping color, but they also offer stamping in many other colors.

 
SPECIALIZE IN SHORT RUNS
  
Koerperich is a small bookbindery specializing in short run productions. They are devoted to customer satisfaction and will strive to meet all needs. They are willing to do one book repair, bind one book, or bind orders of up to 5000 books. No quantity is too small.

 
SAMPLING OF WHAT THEY CAN DO
  • bind genealogy books or reprints, newspapers, periodicals, library books, Bibles.
  • willing to bind one book.
  • restore old Bibles or text books.
  • put covers on school annuals produced on computer
  • stamp your name on your Bible or photo albums, or anything you request.They can produce blank hard cover books for journal entries and your personalized title (make it funny --  it's a great gag gift!)
Source: http://www.kbindery.com/

 
SEE THE PLACE!
 
Call for a tour. 785.386.4392. They are glad to accommodate.

Contact: Don Koerperich, kbindery@ruraltel.net