Bespoke Handmade Leather books

Artisan bookbinder Susan Green has been making fine leather personalised books for clients the world over for the past ten years. Bespoke books are a popular option for Wedding Guest Books and commemorative Memory Books and they enable you to commission a Journal or Sketchbook exactly to your requirements. 

What's available: You can personalise a book by selecting your preferred combination of leather and thread colours. You can make the book even more special by having a dedication printed on the title page. Several sizes and price points are available. Explore all your Bespoke options here or scroll down for inspiration.

How to order:  Once you've selected your options - or if you need some help - email Susan with your choices: info@boundbyhand.co.uk  It would be helpful if you could mention your deadline and also which country you'd like your book(s) delivered to. My lead time is generally 4 weeks, but rush orders can often be accommodated so if you have an earlier deadline, please don't worry!  

What happens next: Once we've finalised all the details by email, I'll create a listing for you to purchase on this website that sets out the details of your book with some sample images. You can make payment using a debit / credit card, Paypal, Apple Pay, Amazon Pay, Google Pay or bank transfer. After receiving payment I order your materials (if necessary), schedule your book into my production schedule and layout a titlepage sample that I'll email to you for your approval or one round of amends. Once I've started making your book I'll update you with a likely delivery date and you'll get an email with tracking code when your book goes out for delivery. Making payment for your book finalises our contract, so pleasetake a moment to read my Bespoke Terms & Conditions.

Queries: Contact Susan Green the bookbinder with your requirements. You can email info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call me on +44 (0) 7748 759 371. I would be very happy to help you select your options or answer any queries. 

Examples of bespoke books:

Wedding Memory Book in handmade in England
Wedding Memory Book in White & GreyPersonalised Leather Journal
Peach & Blue Journal for a Silk Weaver using his own woven ribbon.
Bespoke Leather Journal handmade in Teal
Teal & Grey Leather Journal with a strap; matching Mini Journal
Leather Memory Book: handmade in Mustard and Teal
Mustard & Teal Leather Memory Book.

 

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.

 SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
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