Welcome to Low Mountain Bindery

Low Mountain Bindery is the shop of Colin Hill Urbina, located in the Fort Point neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts.  In his shop he makes and repairs books, crafts boxes to hold special books, and spends his spare time doodling. Clients interested in hiring Colin for a project should contact him via the Commission Contact Form.

How I Corner

One of the first things folks starting out bookbinding want to know is how to make corners look nice and neat.  You can sort of just fold and poke and make it work, but it often comes out bulky and inelegant.  So here’s how I… Read more

Sewn Boards Binding

I’m at the point where I need a new sketchbook.  I’ve had my previous one for two years now, and it’s not just full, it’s really beat up.  I designed the last one to be durable, but I’ve been wondering if I need to try… Read more

Three Years

That there is what my studio looked like shortly after I moved into it.  Everything on the floor, clustered around a column.  In the right corner is a desk that came with the space.  That’s where I used to work.  It was a rough first… Read more