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Bookbinding specialists

restoration | repair | binding | box making

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Bespoke box making

prototypes | dummies | packaging

Specialist bookbinding, restoration, rigid packaging, printing, thesis binding, prototypes and dummies

Essex Bookbinders is a family-run business based in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex. We offer a traditional hand-binding service with a modern outlook.

Our state-of-the-art premises are fully secured and alarmed, and the book-restoration room is climate-controlled and blocks out direct sunlight for the preservation of paper.

We can restore books, bind theses, journals, menus, photo albums and many other types of book using traditional techniques. We can do foil-blocking, embossing and debossing to give your products an extra dimension. We can also help you design your own bespoke bindings, create prototypes and produce dummies of your own designs.

Essex Bookbinders can print and/or bind books for writers who want to self-publish. We can also obtain an ISBN number if required.

Whether you are a school, restaurant, hotel, football club, court, library, museum or an individual, we can create beautiful hand-bound books for you. All our books are handmade by skilled craftspeople.