James Tapley Hand Bookbinder

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  • 2077 13th St

    Sarasota, FL 34237

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  • 941-366-8248

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I regretfully had dealings with this unpleasant, juvenile, un professional jerk and I would urge anyone to give him a wide berth. Most of the things he said either displayed his stupidity or his belligerence. A truly awful little man.

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I regretfully had dealings with this unpleasant, juvenile, un professional jerk and I would urge anyone to give him a wide berth. Most of the things he said either displayed his stupidity or his belligerence. A truly awful little man.

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We met Mr. Tapley when he volunteered his time and money to teach marbling to our son's sixth grade class.\r
Naturally when I needed a Memory Book for my mother and father's anniversary I asked him for help.\r
I can't tell you what a

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We met Mr. Tapley when he volunteered his time and money to teach marbling to our son's sixth grade class.\r
Naturally when I needed a Memory Book for my mother and father's anniversary I asked him for help.\r
I can't tell you what a

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This man saved my wedding album after my garage flooded. I thought it was lost forever but they did what they they promised and on time for my anniversary. And the cost was reasonable too. \r
You don't often find such quality work these

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This man saved my wedding album after my garage flooded. I thought it was lost forever but they did what they they promised and on time for my anniversary. And the cost was reasonable too. \r
You don't often find such quality work these

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This kind man met with me on a Sunday to accomodate my visiting mother and then he did the most beautiful job of restoring my Family Bible. Before nobody wanted it, now all the family wants it in their homes. The local museum highly

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This kind man met with me on a Sunday to accomodate my visiting mother and then he did the most beautiful job of restoring my Family Bible. Before nobody wanted it, now all the family wants it in their homes. The local museum highly

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On April 15, 2011 I called James Tapley to ask him about restoring a Bible, I told him what I was interested in seeing his workmanship and on a price to restore my Bible. He told me that he could see by appointment only. He then said he did not have anything he could show me of his workmanship.. And he did not have time to talk and hung up the phone on me. I promptly called him back NO ANSWER. This man is unprofessional and I bet his work reflex this...

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On April 15, 2011 I called James Tapley to ask him about restoring a Bible, I told him what I was interested in seeing his workmanship and on a price to restore my Bible. He told me that he could see by appointment only. He then said he did not have anything he could show me of his workmanship.. And he did not have time to talk and hung up the phone on me. I promptly called him back NO ANSWER. This man is unprofessional and I bet his work reflex this...

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As you can see I spent quite some time on the phone with this gentleman and he simply refused to make an appointment with me. I did hang up after apologizing and explaining that I had a previous appointment who had arrived. It is also true that, because I am a one man shop, I see people by appointment only. If you find that unreasonable then I am obviously not the bookbinder for you and you might try the Rose Bindery at 850.576.4151. And no, I do not keep show and tell cookie cutter work to hand. That is not the sort of thing I do. All of my work is custom work, made to order from scratch and by hand by me in my workshop. Because your binding will be unique I can't show it to you in advance.
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We were lucky to have found this fine craftsman. He not only repaired and restored my mother's cookbook but he went out of his way to find us a good printer for another project.
On time, on budget, superlative work. Just the best!
Thank

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We were lucky to have found this fine craftsman. He not only repaired and restored my mother's cookbook but he went out of his way to find us a good printer for another project.
On time, on budget, superlative work. Just the best!
Thank

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apley Bookbinder did a wonderful job restoring my Family Bible. I had feared that it was beyond salvage but Tapley restored it to glory and usefulness, a treasure I will be able to give my grandchildren. His work is truly a blessing.

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apley Bookbinder did a wonderful job restoring my Family Bible. I had feared that it was beyond salvage but Tapley restored it to glory and usefulness, a treasure I will be able to give my grandchildren. His work is truly a blessing.

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Magnificent job, better than I had hoped! A real artist, completely honest and trustworthy. Did what he said, when he said, and on budget.

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Magnificent job, better than I had hoped! A real artist, completely honest and trustworthy. Did what he said, when he said, and on budget.

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Magnificent job, better than I had hoped! A real artist, completely honest and trustworthy. Did what he said, when he said, and on budget.

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Magnificent job, better than I had hoped! A real artist, completely honest and trustworthy. Did what he said, when he said, and on budget.

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SandDog is a liar and extortionist. I never worked for the man. I have never even met him. He can produce no evidence of his charges, no receipt, no invoice, no proof of payment. Nothing. This is an attempt to blackmail me. The coward

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SandDog is a liar and extortionist. I never worked for the man. I have never even met him. He can produce no evidence of his charges, no receipt, no invoice, no proof of payment. Nothing. This is an attempt to blackmail me. The coward

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SandDog is a liar and extortionist. I never worked for the man. I have never even met him. He can produce no evidence of his charges, no receipt, no invoice, no proof of payment. Nothing. This is an attempt to blackmail me. The coward hides behind a fake name. This is a perfect example of how anonymity on the web enables criminality. When it happens to you neither Yahoo nor Google will assist you even though writing libel, publishing a thing which is patently untrue, is not only illegal but also violates the Terms of Service of every one of these sites.
Change is coming, it must. Online extortion and cyber bullying can destroy the internet but before that happens citizens and the law will begin to hold businesses like Insider Pages to account for facilitating criminal behavior.

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SandDog is a liar and extortionist. I never worked for the man. I have never even met him. He can produce no evidence of his charges, no receipt, no invoice, no proof of payment. Nothing. This is an attempt to blackmail me. The coward hides behind a fake name. This is a perfect example of how anonymity on the web enables criminality. When it happens to you neither Yahoo nor Google will assist you even though writing libel, publishing a thing which is patently untrue, is not only illegal but also violates the Terms of Service of every one of these sites.
Change is coming, it must. Online extortion and cyber bullying can destroy the internet but before that happens citizens and the law will begin to hold businesses like Insider Pages to account for facilitating criminal behavior.

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James Tapley has been working on the rare book collection of the Ringling Museum for over a decade. His work has never been less than STELLAR and MAGNIFICENT. He is one of the most honest people I have ever met. He has been entrusted with our priceless treasures and we will continue to work with him. He is a true artist in his field.

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James Tapley has been working on the rare book collection of the Ringling Museum for over a decade. His work has never been less than STELLAR and MAGNIFICENT. He is one of the most honest people I have ever met. He has been entrusted with our priceless treasures and we will continue to work with him. He is a true artist in his field.

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I dropped off my 100 year-old book which needed to be rebound. Owner "James" spilled solvent of some sort on the book and every page in first 1/2 of the book is stained like grease. The first few pages of the book were RUINED! Yet he still charged me full price or he would not give me the book back. DISHONEST BUSINESS, stay away from cheats like this!

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I dropped off my 100 year-old book which needed to be rebound. Owner "James" spilled solvent of some sort on the book and every page in first 1/2 of the book is stained like grease. The first few pages of the book were RUINED! Yet he still charged me full price or he would not give me the book back. DISHONEST BUSINESS, stay away from cheats like this!

Pros: In Sarasota

Cons: Poor workmanship, poor service, dishonest

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