Reviews

A heart felt thank you to my customers who have got in touch to share their thoughts on their books.

Journals, Sketchbooks, Wedding Guest Books & Memory Books

“In receipt of the sketchbook - wow, it is beautiful, thank you!… I would not hesitate to recommend you personally or professionally.” Rose, Suffolk

"Ordered a bespoke wedding planner for my fiancé, I couldn't recommend Bound By Hand enough. Perfect communication throughout, Susan was extremely helpful and managed to create the book with a short turnaround and it was delivered earlier than expected. Excellent product and service, we'll hopefully be in touch nearer to the wedding for more bespoke photo and guest books. Many thanks!" Tom, London

“Thank you very much again for another successful order. The whole experience gives the finished article such an individual feel of your care and attention to detail. It is stunning and the inscription looks good and how I'd imagined. It's a delight... I'm very much looking forward to presenting X with his journal.” Catherine, Norfolk

“When I finally lifted it out of the tissue paper and opened it up I cried. It is so beautiful... the feel of the leather, the title page, the heft of the pages. Mr. S touched so many lives… this beautiful book will speak volumes about the man that he was.” Allyson, VA USA

"This memory book is unbelievably beautiful! The quality and craftwork is exceptional and we are so delighted that this will hold what will be special memories of our wedding day. Also the service I have received from Susan has been both friendly and professional. I cannot recommend these books enough!" Laura, Leicestershire.

"Just to let you know that the book arrived today and we are thrilled with it! It’s a very attractive, quality product. Thank you so much for your excellent service." Kathy, Manchester.

"I was lucky enough to have a wedding book made by Susan Green. It is the most beautifully crafted and exquisite book that holds all my dearest memories. I have also given one bespoke book as a wedding gift to my PA, who was thrilled by it's elegance and practicality. Thank you, Susan." Tara, Dorset.

"I’m very pleased with your product. It is so well-crafted and I love the leather binding, it is marvelous!" Fransiscus, Suffolk

"Quality combined with superb personal service – now that is a rare combination but Bound By Hand exemplifies this. My daughter-in-law was so touched by her special, personal gift which was a joy to witness but then Susan was delightful to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. The whole experience was easy from overseas and I would so recommend this company and their very unique gifts."  Clews, Muscat, Oman

"I knew the moment I looked through your shop that I was doomed. It invoked instant 'brain-drooling. I'm a writer... these are going to be investment pieces". Natalya, Wiltshire

"A beautiful journal. High quality, smells amazing and is perfect for storing a lifetime of memories. Susan was amazing and helped us select the right colour and got it to us for Christmas (in a week). Wonderful product, wonderful service. Thank you!" Neil, London

"We have received the wedding guest book and can't be any happier! Thank you so much! Its a really quality product. The packaging was fun, too!" Ronald & Arlyn, Australia

"It is absolutely beautiful, just what I wanted and a lovely colour. I cannot thank you enough." Liston, Netherlands

"Thank you for making our guest book at such short notice! We both loved it and think it looks fantastic. We received so many compliments from guests at how much they liked both the colours and the handmade nature of the book. We couldn't be happier with it so thanks again!" Sam, Berkshire

"I received my bespoke guest book and just LOVE IT. What incredible workmanship! It has such a clean design, and top notch materials were used. I couldn't be happier!! Can't wait to have it be filled with messages from our guests" - Aryannah, West Vancouver, Canada

"It really is beautiful, I had a huge smile on my face when I opened it!  It's always difficult ordering online without actually seeing the finished goods but I'm so glad I did. The memory book is exactly as I imagined. Beautifully made with a wonderful feel and smell." Lee, Lancashire

"Bought this for my daughter, she loves it. Beautifully and professionally constructed - it's hard to find such good unique quality things like this." Nicola, Melbourne Australia

"The beautiful journal... looks so manly and stylish, and is delightful to hold. I particularly like the lovely colours and textures and thread, as well as the way it lies. You've done a great job on this... I am delighted with it" Jennifer, London.

"The journal is absolute perfection and your service was first class. I would not hesitate to recommend you." Alan, Essex

"I LOVE it – absolutely perfect – thank you so much – I will now enjoy creating the memories. And it smells delicious!" Rebecca, East Sussex

"I love your Accordion Sketchbooks because of their simplicity, the quality of the paper and their understated stylishness.... They are really helping me refine my ideas for this exhibition" Robin, East Sussex

"It is BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure it will be treasured for many years. Thank you!"  Melissa, New York

"I am passionate about writing and I like unique things... I wanted something special, something handmade. If you do something handmade, if you spend all that time on it, it feels special - the touch, the smell, everything! Google gave me 77,900,000 options but yours was the second one, with your picture, and that made me trust you. I called you, I asked what I wanted and you said it could be done."  Jose, London

"Thank you so much for your outstanding service yet again. Kelly, Milton Keynes

"It's a pleasure working with such a professional and courteous business... I'm sure this won't be the last time I buy." Malick, London

"It's really beautiful - I can't wait to begin filling it with all my ideas and thoughts" Janice, Texas USA

"It's absolutely amazing, thank you so much. I love it!" Amy, Manchester

"A complete pleasure to use and own, well worth the investment" Andrew, Plymouth

"We love it - thank you so much for making us a unique and beautiful wedding guest book - perfection" Janine & Tom, London

"A gorgeous, bespoke wedding guest book... did everything possible to make it perfect for us... our book was a one off, a treat and well worth every penny" 
Alice, Penrith

“I was very excited to receive my journal this morning. It’s better than I dreamed it would be. It really is beautiful and I can’t wait to use it... I really am over the moon!” Julie, Macclesfield

"I absolutely love it! Thank you so much!" Ainslie, Perth, Australia

"We bought this as a guest feedback back for our wedding - we loved it and so did our guests!" Catriona, High Peak

“Absolutely delighted... it is beautifully finished, the leather and paper are of a lovely quality” Regina, Dublin, Ireland

“Far above and beyond anything Moleskine has ever done.”  Kaitlyn, London

“So beautiful! It’s just the best, perfect for what I wanted.” Fiona, Isle of Man

“Cannot thank you enough… super brilliant in every way.” Aoife, Monkstown, Eire

“The technique is perfect… and the feel in the hand wonderful.”  Ann, Ranchos de Taos, USA

Hardback Journals

"A beautifully made notebook - the attention to detail (endpapers, binding, etc) is just stunning and the paper will take my fountain pen as easily as a biro. Very quick delivery and beautifully packaged." Regina, Dublin, Ireland

“Absolutely beautiful, so well made!”  Serena, Newcastle Upon Tyne

“So beautiful I am not sure I want to give them away!”  Chris, Walsall

“I am glad someone still practices lost arts.”  Sean, Vienna, USA

Miniature Journals

“The Miniature Journals are more special than I imagined. Thank you so much!  I'm passing along a few to my co-workers that work a lot with designers... keep up the inspiring work and I'm sure I'll be back for more!” Hope, Ohio USA

“The Mini Journals are absolutely lovely and I am very pleased with them… they will make lovely little gifts.” Anne, West Sussex

"Absolutely perfect, it fits beautifully in the pockets of my uniform and it's adorable and it has enough paper to hold all my notes! Truly a great buy if you need to have a notebook dedicated to a single purpose."
John, San Diego USA

"I keep it in my bag so I can capture sketches / ideas for new pieces when I'm out. So handy and just lovely to use."  Regina, Dublin, Ireland

"Bought to go in my wife's Christmas cracker. A lovely little gift." Paul, Stockport

“I bought it for someone else but think I’m going to keep it!” Gretchen, Bondues, France

“This hand-crafted book is wonderful! All details are delightful.”  Michael, Pasadena, USA

“Wow, what a lovely tiny book… delightful work.”  Marrije, Utrecht, Netherlands
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 cartridge paper; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have 192 pages of cartridge paper, counted all sides. 'Slim' books have 96 pages. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books.

 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 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
Miniature Journals

104 pages of 100gsm 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 heavy cartridge paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape