About the Maker

Meet the Maker - Susan the bookbinder at Bound by Hand
Tradition for today

Since 2008 artisan bookbinder Susan Green has harnessed traditional bookbinding techniques, historical binding styles and natural materials to offer books which facilitate the making of memories, as well as providing a beautiful physical space for artists and writers to explore their ideas. Attention to detail, simplicity of design and the celebration of natural materials are the hallmarks of Susan's work, which is known for its quality, beauty and durability.

A personal service

Susan has worked closely with individual and corporate clients across the world with her Bespoke Service. This allows you to commission a personalised book in your own choice of colours, with a custom dedication printed on the titlepage, such as a meaningful quotation or company logo.

For those in a hurry, Susan also offers a Ready To Ship Collection of leather Wedding Guest Books, Memory Books, Journals and Artist's Sketchbooks that are in stock for worldwide delivery with express options.

Sharing excellence, facilitating creativity

Susan is passionate about excellence in craft and is a member of the Heritage Crafts Association. She has taught adult learners in Dorset since 2015 and in 2021 began offering 1-1 mentoring sessions over Zoom. She enjoys facilitating fulfilling adventures in bookbinding and artist's books, whether with hobbyists or established creatives working in other fields, such as photography, who want to bring book forms to their repertoire. Susan also works with props buyers to supply productions and venues.


2018 saw the launch of a new Sustainable Collection designed for people with environmental and ethical priorities. Susan loves to explore the possibilities of  sustainable natural materials and continues to incorporate them into her designs wherever possible. She takes care to use recyclable, home-compostable packaging to deliver your orders.

Here to help

If you'd like a personalised book, or you want to know how quickly you can receive something from the Ready to Ship collection, or need some images for your editorial feature, contact Susan today by email info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call +44 (0)7748 759371

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 info@boundbyhand.co.uk 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