Monique Lallier

Summerfield, North Carolina

Suzanne Beaudoin-Dumouchel, La Premiere École d’Arts Graphiques en Amerique, 1975

Full black leather French technique binding. Gold tooling and onlays of fine leather and engraved paper. Edge to edge doublure and suede flyleaves. 23.5 x 25.5 x 3 centimeters. Created 2006.

Monique Lallier is the Director of the American Academy of Bookbinding and also teaches binding classes such as French binding and chemise. An internationally recognized bookbinder and book artist, her years of experience in the technique of French binding made her an ideal choice for director and instructor in the AAB’s French technique based bookbinding program. She began her studies in the 1960s in Montreal at Cotnoir Cappone School of Fashion and L’art de la Reliure bookbinding school with Simone B. Roy, and continued studies in Paris with Roger Arnoult, at Centro del bel Libro in Ascona with Edwin Heim and in Solothurn, Switzerland with Hugo Peller. Her work has been exhibited widely with the Guild and may be found in the collections of McGill University, Montreal; St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal for Pope Jean-Paul II; Louisiana State University; University of North Carolina; as well as many private collections in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Japan. She served as Standards Chair for the Guild for 12 years, and practices her craft full time from her studio in Summerfield, North Carolina. Website at