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The Bookbinder Directory - a guide to bookbinders, designers, restorers, and paper conservators in the UK.  Add a  bookbinder.

Our book binder directory will help you locate exactly the type of service you are looking for. From thesis and presentation binding to skilled conservation, restoration and fine binding - you will find them all here.

The art of the book binder has both a fascinating history and an exciting future, and you can discover more about both from the websites below.

Designer Bookbinders is a UK based society with an international reputation for promoting the art and craft of the contemporary hand bound book through exhibitions, publications and teaching.

The Society of Bookbinders aims is to promote the highest standards of bookbinding, preservation and conservation and to act as a forum for the exchange of information.

Sadly, The Institute of Paper Conservation website - which made it easy to find professionally qualified conservators of a wide range of paper artefacts - is no more. It has been replaced by the Institute of Conservation website, of which I make no comment.

A number of readers have asked me particularly about dustwrapper restoration and far as I'm aware the following are the only UK specialists:

Richard Reeve Restoration Ltd - Despite having not been recently updated Richard's own website has lots of examples of his dustwrapper work.

Wrapper-Restoration - Specialising in the conservation and restoration of rare dustwrappers, antique maps and prints, vintage posters & associated paper ephemera..

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