Our bindery began in 1975 (and was
then known as Long's Bookbinders) in a small shop at 3535-C Tidewater Drive
in Norfolk, Virginia. The idea was conceived by Alain Roullet and William
H. Long, Jr. Thanks to a supportive community of local librarians, we
became known as a reputable library binder. In the spring of 1980 the
bindery expanded and relocated to 2800 Monticello Avenue, still in Norfolk.
Located minutes from Norfolk's Ghent district, the bindery is easily accessible
to the Hampton Roads community from I-264, and I-64.
the years, we have broadened our pick-up/delivery range, which now includes
Richmond, Fredericksburg, Washington, and Baltimore. In July of 1998,
Philadelphia also became a regular pick-up/delivery stop. Additionally,
we are able to serve many out-of-state churches, smaller schools,
and individuals through mail orders.
Today, Long's-Roullet Bookbinders, Inc. is a family-run
business. Mr. Long retired in February of 1991, and Alain Roullet purchased
his share of the company, adding the name "Roullet" to the business
in the spring of 1996. Eileen Roullet, Alain's wife, joined the bindery
in 1982 and serves as vice-president, overseeing matters concerning customer
record maintenance and accounting. Their daughter Karen, who joined them
in October 1996, focuses on marketing and customer service.
We know it can be difficult to narrow down choices, especially when you are entrusting someone with your books. We wouldn't expect you to just take our word for it. Read what people we have worked with have said about us and our work.