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Bespoke Service

Commission a bespoke, personalised leather Wedding Guest Book, Memory Book, Journal or Sketchbook

A bespoke, finely crafted leather notebook or sketchbook personalised with a dedication, quote or poem printed on the first page is a wonderfully thoughtful gift that your loved one will treasure for years. A bespoke book is also the perfect way to commemmorate a special life event such as a wedding, anniversary, new baby, retirement or memorial service.

I've been making bespoke books for individuals, organisations and businesses all over the world for over 15 years and I'd love to help you, too. My books are individually bound by hand with meticulous attention to detail, using heritage craft skills and archival binding styles and materials so that your investment will last for generations.

What's available:

Choose your combination of leather and thread colours and make your book even more special by requesting a dedication printed on the title page, such as your names or a quotation. Various sizes and formats are available, and if you'd like a particular paper, please do enquire. You can explore your options here. There is no extra charge for personalised, bespoke work.

New for 2024, 'enhanced pages' with one of a kind embroidered or collaged content are available for Wabi Sabi linen and velvet cotton rag sketchbooks, ideal for creatives who thrive on responding to prompts.

How to commission a bespoke leather book:

Once you've selected your options - or if you need help choosing - contact me with your choices. Please mention your deadline and the country you'd like your book delivered to. My usual lead time is around 4 weeks plus shipping from the UK, but if you need your book sooner please do ask as I'd love to help if I can. Only on very rare occasions will I propose charging a rush fee.

"Our Memory Book is for a close work colleague who passed away unexpectedly for people to write in and to put photos in to give to her family. We wanted colour and the duck egg with coral stitching make a gorgeous combination. The quality of the leather and the paper are superb.

Susan was able to [print text] in the first page and include a photo which has made the book feel bespoke and crafted especially for us. From when I first contacted Susan, she has been efficient, helpful and fulfilled entirely on the promise of exactly what we wanted." - Leonie

What happens next:

Once we've finalised the details of your book I'll either direct you to purchase a particular product on this website that you can pay by any of the usual payment methods, or email you an invoice that you can pay by bank transfer (preferred), Paypal or cheque. (Business clients are welcome to send me a purchase order.)

After receiving payment I'll order your materials, slot you into my production schedule and email you a sample of your titlepage for your approval or one round of amends.

Once I've begun work on your book I'll update you with a likely delivery date and you'll get an email with tracking code when your order goes out for delivery.

"Susan is an absolute delight and went above and beyond in accommodating my requests for this journal. It is rare to find someone who is happy to print text on the inside pages of the book.

The quality of her work is exquisite and the journal was beautifully packaged too." - Tanya

Queries:

I know commissioning bespoke work might feel a bit nerve-wracking. Sp please do feel free to contact me for a no-obligation discussion and quote. I'm very happy to advise on style and format, answer queries or help you select your options. There are no hidden costs to bespoke work - the only additional cost is if you have more  than the titlepage printed with text.

You might like to take a moment to read my Terms & Conditions for bespoke books here.

Susan Green

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