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Bookbinders and Paper Conservators in the UK 2019

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Abbey Bookbinding
Unit 3
Gabalfa Workshops  Excelsior Industrial Estate 
CARDIFF  South Wales   map
tel: 029 2062 3290  fax: 029 2062 5420  web
University thesis binding specialists. Book repair and recovery.

Alan Isaac - Oxford Bookbinders
15 Polstead Road
OXFORD  Oxfordshire   map
tel: 01865 516449
We principally work on repair/restoration in leather & cloth, and gold finishing.

Alinea Bindery
46 Porchester Road
LONDON  West   map
tel: 020 7727 6659
Same day thesis binding. Boxes, portfolios & slipcases. Restoration, repair & conservation.

Allsopp Bookbinders
Kensington Works
Hallam Fields Road 
ILKESTON  Derbyshire   map
tel: 0115 9305 159  fax: 0115 9302 856  e-mail  web
We offer a wide range of different book repair binding styles and materials including cloth and leather, to ensure your book is in keeping with its original period.

Archaic Treasures
The Book Doctor historical Document Conservator
14 Hartlip Hill  Hartlip 
tel: 01795 841250  e-mail
Cleaning, repair and conservation of bindings. Conservation of paper including washing, deacidification, stain reduction and repair. On-site visits available.

Bee's Knee Book Repair
12 Chapel Street
NORWICH  Norfolk   map
tel: 01263 833154

5 Garden Court
Sherburn Village 
DURHAM  County Durham   map
tel: 07840 814 376  e-mail  web
Master bookbinders based in Durham providing standard book binding, thesis and custom bindings, restoration and repair. If you require a custom binding or repair, or simply any custom job, please contact us for a quotation.

Bookbinders Of Lewes
Unit 12
Star Brewery  Castle Ditch Lane 
LEWES  East Sussex   map
tel: 01273 486718  web
Limited edition, presentation & fine bindings. Students theses & reports. Book repair and restoration.

Bookbinding by Crawford
52 Jane Street
EDINBURGH  Midlothian   map
tel: 0131 553 2822
Thesis, dissertation & presentation work. Cloth & leather binding, restoration & repair.

Bracadale Books
Maidenhatch  Pangbourne 
READING  Berkshire   map
tel: 07772 425133  e-mail  web
Bookbinder specialising in repair and rebinding of old books. New bindings, box-making, foiling also available.

Brian Hall Hand Bookbinding
20 McKenzie Road
BROXBOURNE  Hertfordshire   map
tel: 01992 449344  web
Book restoration & repair work. Presentation work, thesis & periodical binding.

Brignell Bookbinders
23-25 Gwydir Street
CAMBRIDGE  Cambridgeshire   map
tel: 01223 321280  e-mail  web
All types of bookbinding undertaken - restoration and repair, journals and theses, limited editions, paper conservation, fine bindings book boxes etc.

Chester Bookbinders
The Bookbinders
Tregaron  Liverpool Road 
BUCKLEY Flintshire  North Wales   map
tel: 01244 547116  web
Book repair and bespoke leather and cloth binding specialist. Victorian Bibles repaired and restored. All work done by hand by time served craftsman.Thesis and dissertation binding.

Chris Arnison
39 Bownham Park
Rodborough Common 
STROUD  Gloucestershire   map
tel: 01453 873327
Book repair (leather and cloth), presentation bindings, individually designed commissions, book boxes and slipcases, academic theses.
10% discount when you mention TheBookGuide

Conways of Halifax
48 New Road
HALIFAX  West Yorkshire   map
tel: 01422 353767  e-mail  web
Fine binders, edition work, box making and repair work. Bookbinding courses and supplies.

Cowlishaw Bookbinding
The Bindery
Gaywood Farm  Hole Lane 
EDENBRIDGE  Kent   map
tel: 07500 137587  web
A firm of traditional craft bookbinders, specialising in the repair, conservation and making of books.

Delrue Bookbinders
Mill Street 
RUTHIN  North Wales   map
tel: 01824 707044  e-mail  web
I am a traditional bookbinder, and work binding the one-off. I repair Holy Bibles, and restore worn books. As well as regular work with book cloth, I deal with fine leather bindings. I undertake Bookbinding classes throughout the year.

Delta Design Studio
Kashmoor House
14-16 Meredith Street 
LONDON  Central   map
tel: 020 7837 7557  web
Fine binding, personalised portfolios, boxes & menus. Book repair

Emuss at Cowes
31 Granville Road
COWES  Isle of Wight   map
tel: 01983 295019  web
Leather and cloth bound books from 16th century to the present day repaired and restored. Paper washing, repair and hand sewing of books when required. Student Thesis case binding.

Fine Bookbinding Ltd
The Gatehouse
Combe Florey 
TAUNTON  Somerset   map
tel: 01823 433927  e-mail  web
Antiquarian book repair and restoration specialist. Leather and Vellum bindings repaired and re-backed. Presentation and fine binding, albums and limited edition bindings. Amongst our clients are, Lloyds of London Archival Book Department, London Armory Museum and the Tower of London Book Archive.

Four Wents Bindery
The Four Wents
Goudhurst Road 
CRANBROOK  Kent   map
tel: 01580 715697  e-mail
Open: Mondays - Fridays 9.30 - 5.30.
Traditional hand bookbinding, restoration and repair of antiquarian books. Thesis and new books bound.

Heather Dewick Bookbinder
Studio 36
Persistence Works  21 Brown Street  
SHEFFIELD  South Yorkshire   map
tel: 07811 703757   e-mail  web
Unique handmade books, journals, photo albums, guest books. Repair & restoration. Artists books and Thesis binding.

Jim Mac Williams Bookbinder & Restorer
34 Drake Close
ORMSKIRK  Lancashire   map
tel: 01695 423752  web
We specialize in craft bookbinding, particularly in the repair, conservation and binding of quality books.

John Richards (Book Binder)
8 Gloucester Street
LEAMINGTON SPA  Warwickshire   map
tel: 01926 886 070  e-mail  web
Although specialising in the conservation of old books, John Richards provides a full range of bookbinding services including new bindings, design bindings, box making and paper repair. Winner of The Society of Bookbinders International award for book conservation 2007 and 2015.

Lincoln Binding
13 Paynell
LINCOLN  Lincolnshire   map
tel: 07719 307309  e-mail  web
Dissertation and thesis binding. Business presentation products. Book repair and restoration.

Mark Ramsden
DUNS  Central Scotland   map
tel: 07900 696862  e-mail  web
Full restoration, repair and book conservation. Designer binding and tuition in all aspects of bookbinding.

Mark S Thompson
11 Friarsfield Close
CHAPELGARTH  Sunderland   map
tel: 0191 5227911 or 07739 307 879  web
I can provide book restoration, book repair and book binding services to customers both locally and nationally.

McCann's Hand Bindery
7 Rowantree Road
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE  Tyne and Wear   map
tel: 07886 673858  e-mail  web
Bespoke bookbinding and box making. Repair and rebinding. Artists books and photograph albums.

N Dunn-Coleman
28 The Droveway
HOVE  East Sussex   map
tel: 01273 563318  e-mail  web
I specialise in book repair and restoration, presentational work including theses, wedding albums, and boxes.

Newcastle Bookshop Bindery
Market Square
HALTWHISTLE  Northumberland   map
tel: 01434 320103  e-mail  web
The bindery is connected to the bookshop where we repair and re-bind books. We also have a collection of hand-made books made with leather and beautiful hand-marbled papers.

Orriss Bookbinders
52 Lansdown Close
WOKING  Surrey   map
tel: 01483 757480  web
Specialist in the repair and restoration of old books. By appointment only.

Peter Hanks Bookbinder
149 Manor Rise
STONE  Staffordshire   map
tel: 01785 815730  e-mail  web
Repair and restoration of books and documents by a qualified and experienced craftsman, using sympathetic methods and conservation-grade materials.

Sandie Harding Book Repair & Conservation
12 Great Preston Road
RYDE  Isle of Wight   map
tel: 07719 418924  web
We sympathetically repair,conserve, re-bind antiquarian and modern books,pamphlets, manuscripts & family bibles. Visit my website for more information.

Spink & Thackray
Broomfield Bindery
Back Broomfield Crescent 
LEEDS  West Yorkshire   map
tel: 0113 278 0353  web
Fast thesis & dissertation binding. Library binding & antiquarian book repair.
    Situated within the scope of the floodlights at the nearby rugby ground this bindery is down a pot-holed back lane and is opposite a recently built students' Hall of Residence. The business is run by Gareth, a very pleasant fellow, who not only knows his trade but also the value of what he and his workforce are binding. The large workshop usually has about six to eight people working at any one time and the turn around of binding is usually three to four weeks (or one day for a thesis if you are a student in a hurry). In my years with them I have always been completely satisfied with the quality of their work and the pricing. Any first point of contact is with Liz who runs the office. - Chris Harte 12.12.09.

Sussex Book Restoration
29 Tumulus Road
SALTDEAN  East Sussex   map
tel: 01273 230532  e-mail  web
Specialising in the restoration, repair and refurbishment of antiquarian and collectable books. Please check my website for examples of my work.

Sycamore Bookbinding, Restoration and Paper Conservation Ltd
Unit 7 Sycamore House
Moorgreen Industrial Park  Engine Lane 
EASTWOOD  Nottinghamshire   map
tel: 01773 532051  e-mail  web
Bookbinding, repairs and restoration. Bespoke bindings and limited edition work. Paper conservation and repair work of manuscripts and maps undertaken. Free no obligation quotations and on site visits for larger collections.

The Hay Binders
Lion Street
HEREFORD  Herefordshire   map
tel: 01497 820840  e-mail  web
A small hand bindery specialising in the repair, restoration and rebinding of cloth and leather bound books.

The Wyvern Bindery
56-58 Clerkenwell Road
LONDON  East   map
tel: 020 7490 7899  web
All types of binding including photographers portfolios & thesis. Presentation binding & boxes, restoration & repair.

Tim Wiltshire - Traditional Hand Bookbinder
P & G Wells Ltd
11 College Street 
WINCHESTER  Hampshire   map
tel: 01962 856075  e-mail  web
Tim Wiltshire is a hand bookbinder working in an historic bindery on the premises of P & G Wells Ltd, the Winchester College Bookshop, close to the centre of Winchester. Tim will undertake a wide variety of work from theses and new bindings to repair and restoration of all kinds of books.

Victoria Hall Hand Decorated Papers
Hill Farm House
London Street  Whissonsett 
DEREHAM  Norfolk   map
tel: 01328 701381  e-mail  web
Marbled papers and paste papers from stock in C18th & C19th styles suitable for book restoration and repair. Custom orders welcomed for original & contemporary designs for new publications, fine press books etc ... Marbled flowers & framed pieces too. Visitors by arrangement.

West Grove Bindery
9 West Grove
tel: 020 8505 8017  e-mail  web
We deal in all aspects of antiquarian book repair and conservation. Paper, cloth , leather and vellum binding repairs are carried out to professional conservation standards. Reasonable, competitive pricing. You may contact us for a free estimate.

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