BOOK restoration

Book restoration is one of our specialisms. We have been repairing old and damaged books for over 30 years, including commissioned work for museums and rare collections libraries.  Our workshop uses traditional methods to retain the character of the original binding, using best quality Morocco, goat and calf leathers as appropriate.


Books are assessed in consultation with the customer and repairs agreed to reflect the content and spirit of the original.


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For more information about prices please contact us for a quote

What We Can Repair...

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  • Repair sewing
  • Replace end pages
  • Repair torn pages
  • Leather or cloth rebacks
  • Rebind in leather, cloth, leather and more
  • Rebind as a hardcover or as a softcover
  • Blind embossing
  • Re-dye faded leather
  • Gold tooling and blocking in gold, silver & coloured foils
  • Create raised bands on a spine

our materials

We use only the best quality materials for all our new and restoration bindings.


We use best quality Moroccan goatskins and calf leathers, available in a range of colours.


Good quality bookcloths and hard wearing buckrams.

Thread and Glue

The linen thread is waxed for strength and durability. All our books are restored using specialised bookbinding PVAs.


We use gold, silver and colour foils for all our restoration work.

need A Quote?


Every book is unique and it's hard to give an accurate quote without seeing the book, so we always recommend bringing your book in for a no-obligations quote. Call or e-mail us to arrange an appointment




Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: by appointment

Saturday: by appointment

Sunday: closed

0117 966 3300

Bristol Bound Bookbinding

300 North Street,

Ashton Gate, Bristol.


United Kingdom

0117 966 3300

Bristol Bound are proud members of Designer Bookbinders. Designer Bookbinders are devoted to the craft of fine bookbinding.

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