About Bookmobile

About Bookmobile

About Bookmobile Printing Services

Serving Book Publishers Since 1982

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bookmobile provides book printing, graphic design, and other resources to support book publishers in an ever-changing environment. Superior quality, excellent customer service, flexibility, and timely turnarounds have attracted nearly 1,000 satisfied clients to Bookmobile, including trade houses, university presses, independent publishers, museums, galleries, artists, and more.


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Bookmobile’s Quality and Options

Bookmobile was founded in 1982 as a typesetting house for book publishers, but it soon expanded into a full range of services. Bookmobile launched its Print-on-Demand services in December of 1996, and it remains a pioneer in book production.

There’s no need to choose between standard or premium quality at Bookmobile—all books are of the highest quality, and books are never produced sight unseen.

Each Bookmobile book run includes exceptional quality control standards ensuring that each book meets over 60 criteria during the production process. These stringent production standards produce the highest quality books. Bookmobile also offers innumerable production options, including a variety of paper stocks and trim sizes, from 3″ x 4″ to 12″ x 12″. Unlike other short-run printers, Bookmobile can produce French flaps, color inserts, foldout inserts, embossing, debossing, printed end sheets, and more. Check out the Bookmobile Gallery for options and inspiration, and contact us for a quote.

Customer Service

Bookmobile responds to client inquiries within 24 hours with quotes, schedules, production queries, and answers to any questions. Bookmobile’s customer service representatives draw on 32 years of experience and give every book the attention and care it deserves. Get started with a quote!

Employment

Want to join our team? Looking for job openings? Contact our Human Resources Manager, Rossanna Castellanos.


Milestones

September 2016

  • Bookmobile installs a Xerox 1000i color printer to increase our capacity for art book printing.

December 2015

November 2015

August 2015

  • Bookmobile adds a PUR binder for fine art and photo book printing.

June 2015

  • Bookmobile increases its trim size maximum to 12″ x 12″ for custom paperback and custom hardcover printing.

May 2015

March 2015

February 2015

November 2014

August 2014

  • Bookmobile launches new logo, brand, website, and tag line, “Craft digital.”

November 2013

November 2012

  • Bookmobile installs new foil stamper, which allows production of large-area foil stamps for hardcovers and paperbacks, and embossing or debossing dust jackets and paperback covers.

June 2012

  • Bookmobile partners with Ware-Pak to provide Automatic Print Replenishment to clients.
  • Read about Bookmobile’s most successful client, Barcelona Publishers, here.

April 2012

  • Bookmobile’s first website goes live for CarTech Books.
  • Read about our solution for CarTech here.

August 2011

  • Bookmobile’s first ACS4 (Adobe Content Server 4) client goes live to sell Digital Rights Management-protected eBooks from their website.
  • Bookmobile is a licensed ACS4 provider. ACS4 gives publishers the option of Direct-to-Consumer sales of eBooks from their own website, with copy-protection provided.
  • Read more about our ACS4 services here.

August 2010

November 2009

October 2009

  • Bookmobile prints book 4,000,001.

June 2009

June 2008

April 2008

  • Bookmobile CEO Don Leeper receives Kay Sexton Award in recognition of his long-standing dedication and outstanding work in fostering books, reading, and literary activity in Minnesota.

April 2007

  • Bookmobile prints book 2,000,001.

November 2005

  • Bookmobile prints book 1,000,001
  • Bookmobile introduces hardcover binding line.

April 2005

December 1996

  • Bookmobile launches digital book printing operation.

January 1984

  • Bookmobile begins acting as a print agent for literary and scholarly publishers.

March 1982

  • Bookmobile founded as Stanton Publication Services to provide composition for university presses.