What is a Boxed Book?

It is not unusual when we are binding hardback/case wrapped books that our customers also ask us to produce a custom made “sleeve” for the book as shown in the first picture. Sometimes a customer ups the bar and asks us to box the book. One of my favourite projects is the Margaret Atwood project, which is good example of a boxed book. The image below shows the book in the well and ribbon lifter.

Boxed Books

Anstey Bookbinding Portfolio Samples

The most extensive boxed book project we have ever produced was for a condominium titled Hazelton Lane. The images below show the case wrapped and embossed box, the hand formed indent/well for the book and the ribbon to lift the book out of the box. This project went one step further than others in that a “double door” was made beneath the book cavity. When the double doors are opened, a schematic of the condominium was inserted inside!

Anstey Bookbinding Portfolio Samples

Boxed Books

Boxed Books

Another project titled Hunter: Gatherer, features a boxed book style with a book mark and marbled and book cavity.

Boxed Books - Anstey Book Binding

The Scotiabank project (shown below) is all colour coordinated with corporate colours. The box features a velvet liner, business card indent and ribbon lifter to lift two books out of the well.

Boxed Books - Anstey Book Binding