Are you planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary or commemorating a special person? A personalised book is the perfect way to make memories. Choose your own colour combination and have a special dedication printed on the titlepage. I have been making bespoke books for delighted clients all over the world for over 10 years, and I'll work with you every step of the way to ensure your book is perfect.

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Each and every book offered here at Bound by Hand is made with care by me, Susan Green, in my Dorset studio. Using natural materials and honouring traditional techniques, I make books which are beautiful, functional and above all a pleasure to use.

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Worldwide delivery

I use sustainable packaging wherever possible and ship worldwide from the UK with standard and express delivery options. I can deliver directly to your gift recipient and include a handwritten note to make their experience extra special. For the quickest delivery choose a book I have already made:

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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm


Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages