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Legacy Of Leadership

Founded in Italy, a country with a rich heritage of books, CoLibrì is the worldwide leader in book covering systems. Our long-time customers include schools, universities, libraries and book archives.

More recently, retailers and businesses are discovering how CoLibrì Covering Systems can add life to their books and value to their customers.

Aldo Farneti


Aldo Farneti,  is a native of Italy and founder of CoLibrì System, Spa. His goal in founding CoLibrì Covering Systems was to protect the history, learning, culture, imagination and excitement books hold, for generations to come. Before founding CoLibri, Aldo worked for multinational  Prenatal Spa, in sales and human resources, and Sirti Spa, in sales and engineering, and Lint srl service for Library CEO. Aldo is a graduate of  Scientific Institute Leonardo Milano, with a Masters in Sales and Marketing. He follows soccer, Inter (Milan), and his passion is Big Train LGB G Scale.

Stephen Orlando

CEO North America

As CEO of CoLibrì Systems North America, Steve brings an energy and commitment to excellence and continuous improvement to CoLibrì’s customers. Prior to joining CoLibrì, Steve lead The Multiplier Effect, a Growth Strategies Consultancy specializing in retail and technology sectors. He has also worked in the medical industry and began his career as a race tire engineer for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Steve is an engineering graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and has his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He is a native of Pittsburgh and a lifelong Penguins fan.

Colibrì Cares

Project Schoolhouse Partnership

CoLibrì Travels to Rural Nicaraga. Protecting the Text Where Needed Most

In partnership with Project Schoolhouse, a nonprofit building schools and water systems in remote rainy regions of Nicaragua, CoLibrì covered donated books for a small school library and each child’s notebooks and workbooks. As we move forward, we will continue to give back. We call it CoLibrì Cares.


Vision and Values

Our Vision is to preserve and appreciate society’s cultural heritage by protecting the books that carry and convey our knowledge and history.

  • Love of Culture

  • Respect for Books

  • Quality of Service

  • Innovation

  • Global Coverage