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.


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Latest Projects

Music Box and Japanese style Photo album

Two restoration projects to bring back to life a Victorian photo album with a music box at the back of the book and another album


This was a book of appreciation from work colleagues for a lady recently made redundant.  The complication was the bouncing springs on the cover which

History of Britain

One of three books brought in for restoration.  It had been restored previously but was suffering from leather rot, so required a new half leather

Katie Wallis

We were asked to display a swatch of fabric designs from a fabric designer and to make up a swatch book held by screw bolts,


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