SB Libris, known as 'Libris', was established as a boutique bindery in 2004. Such a unique business required a building of suitable character, so the workshop came to fruition inside a classic, Victorian building. Perfectly located in the Arts Precinct of Bendigo, Australia, Libris is nestled amongst galleries, theatres, cafes and other boutique businesses.
Simon Dart - Owner, Bookbinder
Simon has been bookbinding for over 12 years. He brings to the bench experience gained from binderies locally and internationally, where his skills were honed working under the guidance of master craftsmen. His attention to detail and passion for the craft are some of the driving forces behind the business.
Belinda Dart - Owner
Belinda works hard 'behind the scenes' to keep a range of things ticking over in the business. From book keeping to social media, advertising, purchasing and product development, she likes to keep a keen watch over many areas within the business. A once familiar face in the retail area of the store, Belinda now works mostly from home where she is kept busy looking after not just the business, but the couples' 3 small children!
Jess Milroy - Retail/ Bindery Assistant
The newest member of the Libris team, Jess has proven herself to be a valuable asset to the business. She divides her time between the retail store and the bindery, running the retail area, liaising with customers and taking on many facets of hand binding. Jess' love of books and all things print is evident in her attention to detail as she learns the craft. Jess is currently in the bindery on Wednesdays, Friday mornings and some Saturdays.