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Meet Jack Chitgian of Beverly Hills Bookbinding Service in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jack Chitgian.

Jack, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I am a third generation bookbinder. I learned the trade from my father, and he learned from his father. At the age of 11, I began working with my dad as he started having health issues. By age 21, I became the owner of the business.

Since then, I have expanded the business by creating new and innovative types of binding.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has been everything but a smooth road. Like any business, we have ups and downs.

Many of our struggles are unpredictable. One recurring challenge has been finding quality materials because bookbinding has become a dying art. Often times I find that a certain product I am using has become discontinued, and have to find new products from all over the world.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Beverly Hills Bookbinding Service story. Tell us more about the business.
Our company performs a variety of work that includes: restoring antique books, fine-leather bindings for scripts and books, simple cloth bindings, spring-back script holders, clamshell boxes to preserve collectible books, photo albums and much more. As a company, we take pride in the versatility of the work that we do. Our work is one of a kind, as it is entirely hand-made and customized to your needs.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck, I believe in working hard to get to where you want to be.

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1 Comment

  1. Frank Whipple

    March 27, 2019 at 21:53

    Excellent work in a rarefied field indeed…beautiful bindings are kind of addictive for lovers of fine books and ephemera

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