Sonya Sheats practices fine French bookbinding in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sheats specializes in handcrafted bindings with original designs using paper, cloth, leather, and wood. Sheats began bookbinding while living in France in 2000. After completing Anne Vion’s introductory bookbinding course, she stayed on as her apprentice. Sheats has practiced and taught bookbinding for 11 years in various venues, including studios in both France and the US, the Paper Source in Cambridge, and Harcourt Bindery in Boston. She returns to France regularly to refine her skills and has studied with some of Europe’s leading bookbinders including Edgard Claes, Sün Evrard, Michel Richard, and Florent Rousseau.