NEW Local Pickup: collect your handmade book from Wimborne, Dorset

October 30, 2020

Local Pickup / Collection option for handmade leather and vegan books in Wimborne, Dorset.

If you live near Wimborne, Dorset you can now collect your handmade book & save on delivery charges.

How do I select local pickup?

Add what you'd like to your shopping cart, then click 'checkout'. You'll be given the option to select 'ship' or 'pick up'.

How soon can I pick up my order?

Ready to Ship items are usually available within 24 hours; for made to order and bespoke books please allow the usual lead time of 4 weeks.

How do I know when my order is ready to collect?

When your order is ready to collect you'll get an email with details of where to come (my home studio address). You can collect your order anytime between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Weekend collections may be available by individual arrangement - please call or email me before placing your order.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes, bring your order confirmation, either on your phone/tablet or print it out. When you arrive call me on 07748 759371 and I will bring your order out to you (observing Covid-19 social distancing measures, of course!).

Is there anything I should be aware of?

I know you'll be excited to look at your book, but please take your order home before unboxing it! This is because you will need a flat, clean and dry surface to look at your book and check everything is as you expect. If you unbox on my driveway and drop the book, or it gets rained on, I will not be able to give you a refund or exchange.

If you have any queries about the local pickup option, please get in touch.

Susan Green
07748 75937

Hand holds leather book in sustainable packaging from Bound by Hand

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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