UK orders deliver free. International standard & express shipping also available.

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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.

The Bound by Hand Ethos >

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.

Bespoke Options >

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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Leather Sketchbook Christmas gift bound by hand in the UK
Christmas Gift Guide & Delivery: stocking fillers and luxurious gifts for writers and artists

November 07, 2023

Gift guides and last order dates for finely crafted leather journals, sketchbooks and memory books for artists, writers and couples, plus eco-friendly and vegan gifts...

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

October 31, 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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Career Shift: artisan bookbinder Susan Green in Country Homes and Interiors magazine
Career Shift: bookbinder Susan Green in Country Homes & Interiors

October 05, 2023

"Susan's exquisite heirloom books are a work of art" says this month's edition of Country Homes & Interiors magazine. 'Career Shift' reveals how I came to be a bookbinder, and what inspires and motivates me.

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