Order Soon For Christmas

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Susan Green | 0 comments

It's barely feeling like Autumn, but as the last week of September approaches I'm busy making new books to take to Christmas craft fairs, to fill up the shelves of my stockists, and of course to provide plenty of ready to ship options here in the online shop.

If you would like to order a bespoke book - a personalised Journal or Sketchbook, or perhaps a Memory Book or Travel Journal - it is best to do so as early as possible. The earlier you contact me, the more likely it is I can help deliver the perfect gift to delight your loved one. October is ideal. 

You can view your leather and other bespoke options here: http://boundbyhand.co.uk/blogs/news/tagged/bespoke

Quite often, people choose a particular leather and thread colour, and ask me to print a quotation, name, initials or other inscription on the first page of the book. A5 and A4 are popular sizes for Journals, Sketchbooks and Memory Books. Here are some recent bespoke commissions to give you some ideas:

Memory Book A5 £119 Heavyweight cartridge paper bound with spacers in the spine to allow for scrapbook inclusions such as photographs. Custom frontspage text to your specification.

Journal / Sketchbook A4 £199 Cartridge paper 130gsm for all dry mediums and light wash. This example has a fob closure, other closures, sizes and formats at various price points are available.

Travel Journal A5 £119 Choose your leather and thread colours, and either custom frontspage text or from a selection of travel-themed quotations. Books is printed with my special travel pages. Read more here

Do get in touch if you'd like to discuss a bespoke book for your loved one this Christmas. Email info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call +44 (0)7748 759 371


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Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.

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

96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

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

60 pages of 130 gsm paper

 One Size 6 inches or 148 mm approx.  4.5 inches or 108 mm approx. 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Paperback Notebooks

With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205mm or 8.25 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 5.75 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
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape