Society of Bookbinders The society is dedicated
to traditional bookbinding and to the preservation of the printed and written words. Its membership includes both professional
and amateur bookbinders.
British Library Bookbindings is a database and finding aid to the British Library's bookbinding collections. It includes information and images for
selected items from the Library's rich collection of fine bindings of books printed in western Europe from the fifteenth
century to date.
Carmencho Arregui. Carmecho’s site includes selections from her writings on bookbinding structures and other related matters.
Stephen Conway A Fellow of Designer Bookbinders (see
above), Stephen runs one of the few remaining craft binderies operating in the North of England and specialises in
high quality bookbinding and design work. As well as his bookbinding services he offers a reange of high quality, handbound
wedding albums; in a world of mass-production and dated designs these albums are new, exiting and probably unique. Furthermore,
if you are interested in learning bookbinding skills you can join one of his courses, or if you would simply like to try your
hand, he also ffers a range of kits to develop skills and produce a variety of personal and attractive items.
Chris Hicks - one of my oldest friends, my first teacher of binding and best-man at my wedding - can undertake all
types of binding and repairs on books of all types and from all periods. He also does short-run edition binding for the discerning
Dominic Riley & Michael Burke for discerning restoration of paper and bindings, or for commissioning
a unique designer binding from an award-winning craftsman. Their website is not up and running yet but email them at email@example.com or telephone to 015395 31161 (INT+UK+15395 31161 if phoning from outside
Trevor Lloyd has been binding and restoring antiquarian books for book
collectors, dealers, and private libraries for over twenty years. His knowledge of books and the materials used in their construction
- together with his skills as a craftsman bookbinder - enables Trevor to rebind and restore antiquarian books to the exact
style of their period and country of origin.
Tomorrow's Past is a small international group of bookbinders who make modern conservation bindings
for antiquarian books. The group includes Kathy Abbott, Carmencho Arregui, Hedi Kyle and Jen Lindsay. Please do have a trawl
through their site; those of you who, like me, are of a conservative nature where books are concerned can overcome your
doubts of such thing, again like me, then I am sure you will be fascinated by what is on show. I most certainly was.
& PRIVATE PRINTERS
Heavenly Monkey Letterpress & Bookbinding studio.
Antonio Celemin Marbled papers (Spain)
Karli Frigge Marbled papers (Netherlands) The woman's papers are simply awesome!
Victoria Hall Marble, Paste, and Suminagashi papers (England)
Chris Weimann In Memoriam site (USA) One of the best, arguably the best there has ever been.
Washington University Decorated and Decorative Papers gallery.
De Boekenmarkt. Aaldert & Tanya hold a massive range of materials and tools, &c for the
binder; including lots of things you didn't know you wanted. They are also utterly charming and helpful
Bookbinding Supplies Robert
Cornwall’s bookbinding equipment is in use all over the world by National Libraries, Museums, Universities, Conservators
and individual Binders. He makes presses and sewing frames individually in high quality kiln dried Beech –a joy to handle
Eden Workshops Situated 30km north of Limoge in the Limousin
region of France the Eden Workshops are devoted to craft bookbinding. 17 bookbinding tutorials on DVD, plus free
manuals to download. Superior tools and equipment.
Griffen Mill Paper Griffen Mill makes a range of archival handmade papers designed
to resemble handmade paper from past centuries. Papers are available in different weights & thicknesses. All Griffen Mill
papers are made, one sheet at a time using traditional European techniques & fibres.
Ratchford’s Bookbinding Supplies can supply a comprehensive range of products
that covers the full requirements of most book binders, and back it up with sound advice and a friendly service.
Shepherds (which also incorporates Sangorski &
Sutcliffe and Falkiner Fine Papers) offers a wide range of binding supplies,
services and advice.
Tim James Bookbinding Museum. The American Bookbinders Museum began as
the private collection of equipment and publications held by Taurus Bookbinding of San Francisco. In 2006, the collection
outgrew the modest bindery and so the museum was created and was moved to a new location that allows the public to view the
St Bride Library Quite simply the world's foremost printing and graphic arts library. The
collections cover printing and related subjects: paper and binding, graphic design and typography, typefaces and calligraphy,
illustration and printmaking, publishing and book-selling and the social and economic aspects of the printing, book, newspaper
and magazine trades.
Museum of the Book at the Rijks Museum Meermanno, a new on-line catalogue of their collections of books, letters, bookplates, and archives.
TYPEVENTS Do you use typo/graphic design either by
profession or passion, in an academic environment or simply through accident? Do you work with typo/graphic design for print,
web, multimedia or animation or use letterforms in any other creative media? If you do, then welcome to Typevents, the organisation
that unites all those individuals, institutions and corporations that operate in, or on the edge of, the graphic arts industry.
Appleby-in-Westmorland The former county town of Westmorland, an ideal base from which to explore the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and
the North Pennines.
Eden Valley To explore further aspects of the heritage and culture of the Eden Valley area a visit to Penrith and Eden Museum
is well worth a visit - or if you can't actually get there you can find out more about its history, collections, exhibitions
and work here.