About George Busby

George Busby (Miss) was born in Dorset, England.

Trained Camberwell School of Art, London in Hand Bookbinding, Restoration and conservation. Apprenticed to Master Bookbinder in traditional hand bookbinding.

1983 Offered a position at Second Story books in Washington DC. Becoming head of Bindery to the four Antiquarian bookstores.

1984 held an exhibition of design Bookbinding in Washington DC.

1985 started The Fire Monkey Bindery in Venice, California.

The Fire Monkey Bindery began with an interest in combining traditional and contemporary design concepts to achieve a bindery that served both the needs of the old world and the new.

Thus leading to the interest in Design; Design Bindings and boxes. Fire Monkey Book Bindery’s clients range from select wedding photographers for custom albums- Graphic Designers for portfolios and Book promos. Movie Studios for “Not quite the real thing” To private collectors of interesting pieces and valuable books.

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