Middleton Collection

The Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding is one the world’s most comprehensive libraries on the subject. 

The core of the collection is the former reference library of Bernard C. Middleton (1924-2019), a celebrated bookbinder and one of the foremost scholars of the history of bookbinding. Consisting of more than 2,000 volumes and growing, the collection can be searched through RIT’s Library Catalog.

Book from Middleton Collection