Malina Belcheva is a conservator, painter, and bookbinder. Her deep knowledge historic bookbinding structures and her education in the fine arts and the philosophy of aesthetics inform her designs. Her elegant bindings display the range of techniques she has learned from many masters of contemporary fine art bookbinding. Belcheva creates only one or two fine art bindings per year, usually for competitions. Belcheva's work can be found in the collection at the Boston Athenaeum.