Restoration and Repair


The bindery offers book repair, renovation and restoration on all books and in many different styles of binding techniques. From simple cloth repair and re-sewing, to complex leather grafting, matching paper and materials, gold tooling and leather dying.

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We have tiered pricing structures, so can offer you several affordable options that will ensure a high quality repair in a style sympathetic to the nature of your book.

Family Bible repair and renovation is one of our specialties. Please see the Gallery for more examples of our restoration and repair work, including work carried out for The National Trust.

We also offer a trade service for bookshops, libraries, schools, colleges and universities.

Restoration and Repair Gallery

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"A well bound book is neither of one type, nor finished, so that its highest praise is that, had it been made by a machine it could not have been made better. It is individual; it is instinct with the hand of him who made it; it is pleasant to feel, to handle, and to use, it is the original work of an original mind, working in freedom simultaneously with hand and heart and brain to produce a thing of use, which all time shall agree ever more and more also to call 'a thing of beauty."

T. J. Cobden-Sanderson

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