Welcome to Bristol Bound

Bristol Bound offers a wide ranging spectrum of traditional hand crafted bookbinding skills. This can vary from student dissertation and thesis binding, to restoring family Bibles, to binding family memoirs and journals, to restoring a 1529 book of Seneca’s letter’s by the Froben Press or a copy of Raleigh’s History of the World. We also make up Artist’s books, photobooks, visitors books and can bind magazines or bind limited edition book runs. Our work includes corporate presentation bindings, tender bids and box making and we undertake projects for PR companies and graphic designers.

Bristol Bound are a friendly, traditional and family owned bookbinding business based in Southville, Bristol run by husband and wife team Richard and Rachel.
We aim to provide a professional and approachable service and are always happy to discuss your requirements.


Inside Bristol Bound

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#LeatherReBack keeping the original spine and marbled boards. #Leroys #geometrie #collectible #bookbinding #antiquarian @ Bristol Bound Bookbinding ...

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A bespoke folder for a map and memorabilia. Here we mounted the map onto new cloth and made a pocket for the pamphlets. Covered in Ratchfords Atlantic cloth and a new paper label. #map #worldmap #bookbinding #collectible #antiquarian #folder @ratchford_fj @ Bristol Bound Bookbinding ...

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#Barclay’sEnglishDictionary re-sewn and a new calf binding #goldtooling J Hewit & Sons #bookbinding #antiquarian #collectible #dictionary #barclays @ Bristol Bound Bookbinding ...

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Latest Projects

Filices Britannicae

Filices Britannicae
of the
British Proper Ferns
James Bolton of Halifax

Lord of the Rings

Bristol bound were asked to make up a new hardbinding from the original paperback.

Holburne Museum

Bristol Bound was approached by an illustrator, Sam Church, to help put together a book for the Holburne Museum, Bath as part of a group