Private Press

Pool of Dreams

The Bindery offers publishers and presses the opportunity to commission new book binding works. We have a vast amount of experience in producing the finest new bindings, either as ‘off one’ unique books or as limited editions, in cloth or full, half and quarter leather bindings.

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We offer consultancy in the binding design and production, book cover design, corporate identity, tooling and dies in different colours and foils, and slip case making.

We have produced leather and cloth bound editions for many private publishing companies including Penguin, Troy Books, The Little Egret Press, The Golden Hare Press, Angling Publications, First Nature, The Pond Press UK, The Ewe Press and a number of other private clients.

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"The beauty of bookbinding is abstract decorative beauty. It is not, in the first instance, a mode of expression for a man's soul. Indeed, the danger of all these lofty claims for handicraft is simply that they show a desire to give crafts the province and motive of arts such as poetry, painting and sculpture. Such province and such motive they have not got. Their aim is different. Between the arts that aim at annihilating their material and the arts that aim at glorifying it there is a wide gulf."

Oscar Wilde

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