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Michael O'Brien Bookbinder

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7 Tyne Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 9277
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Quaint and different.

Popped in a few times about a query and possible work to be done. Like walking back in time no... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Rme48
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Oamaru, New Zealand
You should see it if you are interested in book printing

Lovely small shop within antique book printing/making equipment, accompanied with smell of wooden... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
invisible999
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 Feb 2017
“Quaint and different.”
1 Jan 2017
“You should see it if you are interested in book printing ”
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7 Tyne Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 3-434 9277
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Popped in a few times about a query and possible work to be done. Like walking back in time no doubt and although lovely service by a lady who took messages have not met bookbinder yet. Not a lot to see.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely small shop within antique book printing/making equipment, accompanied with smell of wooden glue and printing inks. Make sure you chat with shop owner- you will learn a lot about book printing.

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

owner very nice. special place to visit and see what books are available. Explorer and sightseeing books plentiful

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

It was a pleasure to finally meet Michael (he hand-made our wedding album almost two decades ago!) Stepping into Michael's bookbinding workshop is like stepping back in time. Traditional craftsman, in a historic part of town (part of the renaissance of that area). Handmade books...More

Thank TheZenOfThings
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were walking around the Oamaru Victorian precinct when we passed the bookbinder. He was working away and we went in to observe for a few minutes. He was working on a commissioned book with leather tooled covered boards and silk sewn edges to the...More

Thank Gypsy2829
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Michael is wonderful - we need more of his type. He's passionate about his craft, the preservation of the precinct, and a great raconteur to boot. A treat to visit his shop and chat.

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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Were just walking around in Oamaru when we came across the Bookbinder. I am so glad we went in, met up and watched. Michael stories were funny and work was great. Just being in the place were you could see them work and see the...More

Thank Harmeet B
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Michael is a skilled and informative bookbinder whose stories and tales will have you spellbound. He is passionate about his trade and your will be in awe at what he still continues to create today.

Thank TwoTravellers34
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Reviewed 11 February 2015

As opposed to many reviews here, I had actually visited this bindery as I was interested in commissioning a full leather binding for a hand written translation of a French book I had done. When I asked for a rough estimate of cost, Michael immediately...More

Thank Declan O
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Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Before we even showed any intent of buying something, Michael answered all of our many questions, told us funny and entertaining stories of his bookbinding experiences, explained his craft, showed us his work and explained some of the modern difficulties he is facing. All work...More

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