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Heritage Craftsmanship

Each and every book at Bound by Hand is made with skill and careful attention to detail by me, Susan Green, in my Dorset garden studio.

Honouring natural materials and using traditional bookbinding techniques, I bind books which are beautiful yet practical and, above all else, a pleasure to use and cherish for years to come.

I'm a selected member of Find a Maker by CRAFT Festival, "a curated collection of the finest makers", the Crafts Council directory and a member of the Heritage Crafts Association.

Click below to learn more about what makes my books so special.

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Personalised Leather Memory & Wedding Guest Books

Are you planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary or commemorating a special person? A personalised Memory Book or Wedding Guest Book is the perfect way to make memories.

You can choose your own colour combination and have a special dedication printed on the titlepage to personalise your book.

I have been making bespoke books for delighted clients all over the world for 15 years, and I'll work with you every step of the way to ensure your special book is perfect.

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Worldwide Delivery

I ship worldwide from the UK with standard and express delivery options, using recyclable, home-compostable, sustainable packaging.

I offer gift delivery direct to your loved one, and can include a handwritten note with your message to make their experience extra special.

For the quickest service choose from the Ready to Ship Collection. Click below for delivery costs and timescales.

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Online Mentoring for Creatives

I offer one-to-one mentoring via Zoom to creatives of all disciplines who want to extend their existing practice into the book form.

Artist's books, photobooks, exhibition displays, swatch, sample and sketchbooks offer exciting avenues for exploring ideas and expressing your creative vision.

One-off mentoring sessions or an ongoing arrangement are both available, whichever best suits your needs.

Notes, useful links to resources, plus a Zoom recording are provided for you to refer to afterwards.

Find out more >

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5 Wedding Guest Book Ideas: tips for getting people to write in your book
5 Wedding Guest Book Tips

February 02, 2024

Get top tips, insider know-how and secret strategies for making sure every guest writes in your Wedding Book (and feels confident doing it)...

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Leather Artist Sketchbook on sale bound by hand in Green
50% Winter sale: Artists' Sketchbooks and Wedding Guest Books

January 04, 2024

This is a great opportunity to buy a beautiful book at a fraction of the usual price. I have just one of each available, so if you see something you like, do purchase it right away.

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Leather Journal: Maroon and Magenta, bound by hand
The Autumn Edit: new sketchbooks and journals

November 01, 2023

Over a dozen brand new Sketchbooks and Journals inspired by autumn's berry-laden hedgerows and burnished leaves, bound by hand with a variety of papers for writers and artists.

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Make the most of your magazine feature - advice from artisan bookbinder Susan Green, work featured in Country Homes & Interiors
Make the most of your press feature: advice for makers & creatives

October 06, 2023

Congratulations, you've been featured in a high profile magazine! Now what? There's plenty of actionable advice out there already for securing press, but next to nothing about what you do afterwards...

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