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Bespoke Bookbinding Service


Artisan Bindery has become a reputable and well-known Bookbinding Service since becoming established in 2001

With 30 years experience in the craft, every type of job is undertook with the upmost of care and attention. Projects are managed with skilled craftsmanship and inspired design, Artisan Bindery adheres to the highest standards of excellence in the ancient art of bookbinding.

We want our customers to be satisfied with our work, which is why we provide a free 1 hour no obligation consultation in which to discuss the various options there are when having a book made or rebound


For added peace of mind, communication throughout the duration of each project

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What We Provide

You can count on Artisan Bindery to not only meet, but exceed all your needs and requests. Learn more about the services we provide below, and let us know if you’d like to learn more about a specific offering.





Breathe New Life Into Used Books in Much Need of Some TLC

Artisan Bindery is committed to getting the job done, especially when it comes to this service. You can count on us to be professional, timely, efficient and make sure you’re satisfied every step of the way

Expert Service & Fine Attention to Detail

Artistry and Creativity

Lets Try Something New

Since its founding, Artisan Bindery has been one of the most trusted names in the Bookbinding world. Hire us for this service and learn how we cater to the needs of each client, ensuring the results you need and require

We have the experience and skills necessary to tackle just about every type of job that comes our way. With Artisan Bindery, clients know exactly what to expect - professionalism, boundless creativity and exceptional results.

Artisan Bindery is passionate about passing on the skills and knowledge of the craft of Bookbinding and provides one-to-one tuition and small courses in Basic Bookbinding through to Advanced Design Binding. The personal attention you will receive ensures you’re confident and satisfied every step of the way

Received. Looking great. Very pleased – thanks!

- Andrew, UK

I just wanted to say that Stacy absolutely loved the book. It looks fantastic and I'm very pleased with it also.  Although I knew which materials and colours would be used, I never pictured that it would look and feel as good as it does. It was delivered nice and early on Saturday morning, perfect timing. Kind Regards

- Matt, UK

I have received the parcel, and have been receiving very favourable comments from friends and family. I think the result is most pleasing and the book was well worth saving in this way. Many thanks for your careful and attentive work

- Beryl, UK

Thank you so so much for coming all this way to deliver the log books. I am totally thrilled with them. They are truly beautiful works of art and I know Paul will love them just as much as I do.


Paul is so delighted with his logbooks - he just kept saying Wow! Wow! Wow! And he also kept saying "these are even better than I hoped".  So all in all, he is totally over the moon with them, and keeps picking them up and looking at them. The scent of leather is wafting around the room as I write!! I've actually filmed him opening the logbooks and will be sending the video to his parents in New Zealand, to give them a flavour of his joy and pleasure in his presents. The container etc is truly stunning also. A worthy setting for such beautiful works of art. I love the way you've created the lower aperture for the licenses and used the airway plotting chart maps too.


Thank you so very much from both of us - not just for the wonderful works of art you have made, but also for making the commissioning process so enjoyable and inclusive. It's been a total pleasure. Thank you for the illustrated narrative also. It's just wonderful and helps to explain all the photos that you've kindly sent me. I've now sent it to all the friends and family who contributed to Paul’s 60th present. Our friends here in Norwich have been marveling at the complex process required. 

I'm so delighted with everything you've done Andrew. I know Paul is too. It's been a really lovely inclusive experience working with you. Just hope doing the container hasn't given you too many grey hairs, I can see what a challenge it must have been. All the very best and thank you so so much once again. A complete triumph!!!!!

- Annette and Paul -  Cheshire, UK

I have received my copy of Shakespeare, which I am delighted with, thank you very much indeed, from a very grateful customer

- Iona, UK

The parcel arrived secure today. Thank you for very well wrapping! It's a lovely binding and I'm very happy to have it in my collection.

- Karsten, Germany

The books are fantastic, thank you!

- Gaius, UK

Andrews bookbindery is fantastic! Small, cute, enough room for two people for working and with all tools and materials which you need. Andrew explained everything blow-by-blow and is present when you want him for questions. For self-employment works he leaves adequate free space and is open for news and encouragement. My placement with Andrew was brilliant, and he is to! Through the exchange of knowledge, learning of new techniques and functions, I can take a lot of experience going forward in my bookbinder career. Thanks a lot for all help, dear hearty man Andrew!

- Angela, Bookbinding student from Bavaria


Just a wee note to say thank you for the 2 days with you, and for working to my agenda and being so tolerant of all my questions.  I have come away feeling that I have a wider understanding of leather design, and a sensible basis for the experimentation that I want to try; as well as the seeds of some skills. Real skill I know will take many more years in the developing, through more teaching and observation; but this is a start and ties up what I felt I missed at another Bookbinding course I attended in the summer - plus you gave so much more.

- Rebekah, Bookbinding student from Scotland



Unit 18, Suite 14, Barrowmore Estate, Barnhouse Lane, Great Barrow, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7JA (Postcode for postal use only, see below for navigation)

When navigating to the Bindery, please use CH3 7LE when using SatNav, this will take you to The Ave

From the A51 take the Barrow/Stamford Bridge turn onto the B5132 and past the Stamford Bridge Pub. Continue for about a mile, then turn right after the village green onto Lampits Lane, at the T junction turn Left onto Village Road.  Follow this road for 1/4 mile then turn left onto Hollowmoor Heath, then at T junction turn left onto Irons Lane. Then take the 2nd Left after all the houses onto The Ave.  The car park is at the top.  Artisan Bindery is through the main entrance and the first door on the right, Suite 14

From the A54 turn at the bottom end of Tarvin at Tarvin Mill onto Pool Lane.  Follow the road for a about mile, then turn right onto Hollowmoor Heath, follow the road for about 1/2 mile and you join Irons Lane, past the Barrow Social Club on the left, then take the 2nd left onto The Ave.  The car park is at the top.  Artisan Bindery is through the main entrance and the first door on the right, Suite 14

Please use the map below




Students Experimental Binding