Meet the people who work at Leonard’s Book Restoration!
Eric J. Haley
Eric J. Haley is the youngest son of Leonard Haley, and is the founder of Leonard’s Book Restoration, now Leonard’s Books, LLC. He has a unique set of qualifications for the business, including a background in and love for history, antique books and ephemera, and arts and crafts. He is also a pastor of a local church and is a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Eric supervises a team of highly skilled and artistic bookbinders and is still the go-to guy for questions like what would be period appropriate for a particular book.
Margie L. Haley
Margie L. Haley is Eric’s partner at Leonard’s and his wife. Her background in computers, writing, and bookkeeping keep things running smoothly and the taxes paid.
Margie is also a U.S. Air Force veteran; in fact, Eric and Margie met in the Air Force more than 45 years ago, and they have raised and home-schooled a family of eight children, many of whom have worked for Leonard’s or work here now.
Chris Haley is the oldest son of Eric and Margie, and father to two of their many talented grandkids. He was involved with the bookbinding from its earliest stages but he has been working full-time at Leonard’s since 2008.
Chris specializes in antiquarian books and family Bibles. He is particularly talented in art and music, and also loves cooking when he gets a chance. Mostly, Chris just loves Jesus!
Joe is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College Indianapolis and he’s been working at Leonard’s since 2012. He was noticed by Susie Haley there because of his love for Jesus, and became part of the family. Joe and Susie have four charming kids and another charming kid on the way.
With the skills he has developed here, he rebinds many personal Bibles and has developed some new techniques. He is now our shop supervisor. Pictured is his firstborn son, who likes to hang out with his dad at the shop.
Zach’s family has also been among our homeschooling circle for a long time. He is an Eagle Scout who joined the team at Leonard’s in 2017 and is producing many hand-dyed, tooled covers for us.
Lily has been working for us at Leonard’s since April of 2021, both rebinding Bibles and restoring books. She is an artist type, who also enjoys drawing intricate flower designs, crocheting, and photography, while enjoying life on her farmhouse property with her dog Toby. Like the rest of us, she also enjoys studying the insides of God’s Word whenever she can.
Valerie was one of the original Haley kids, who worked at Leonard’s since 2009, took a 2-year break while she went to college, got married, and then returned in 2019, bringing her husband with her.
Valerie has been working in the bookbinding shop since her return. She’s been working on some larger book sets and brings joy and music with her.
Joe Stewart V
Shipping and Receiving
Joe is our newest shipping and receiving specialist. He is a homeschooler and a US Army veteran with a big heart. He enjoys his job, learning even more about something he loves (books), and working alongside someone he loves (Valerie).
Bill came to us in 2021 from another state that wasn’t as free as Indiana, and as we were just looking for a replacement when a member of our team departed for Bible college, this seemed a Divine appointment. He and his wife and young children enjoy Indiana, but aren’t really used to snowflake accumulations yet.
Bill helps keep the books and Bibles moving, and you will receive emails from him with happy news such as “We got your book,” and “We’re putting this on the schedule now,” and “It’s finished!”