Rebinding of existing books both old and new

At Essex Bookbinders we are often asked to rebind books to the customers’ specifications. For example, an author decided to have 25 of his¬†books rebound in leather and sold as numbered special editions. We have also rebound paperbacks as gifts,¬†created beautiful new cloth bindings, and personalised them with the initials of the recipients.

Often, as part of the restoration process, it is necessary to give an old book a completely new binding. Sometimes customers like their binding to look like the original when it was new, or more often they want something that looks smart and traditional but not necessarily like the original binding. We often rebind books in the ‘house style’ of the collector or library so they have all their books looking uniform.