get carried away on the booktide...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 332 Sales


get carried away on the booktide...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 332 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   We have a SPECIAL OFFER just now on PINK SUEDE BABY ALBUMS with 20% OFF!


Last updated on Jan 15, 2017

We have a SPECIAL OFFER just now on PINK SUEDE BABY ALBUMS with 20% OFF!

Sharon Thompson

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Sharon Thompson

go to bed stories book clock
tartan photo album - large 2 - personalise it
tartan photo album - large 1 - personalise it
tartan photo album - medium 2 - personalise it
tartan photo album - medium 1 - personalise it
tartan photo album - mini - personalise it!
oliver twist with green leather a4 blank journal
satchel journal - a6 - personalise it!
satchel journal - a5 - personalise it!
satchel journal - a4 - personalise it!
travel journal - blank pages - PERSONALISE IT!
travel journal - lined pages - PERSONALISE IT!
a6 harris tweed journal - personalised it!
a5 harris tweed journal - personalise it!
a4 harris tweed journal - personalise it!
A5 Cameo Journal - Plain or Personalised
wedding planner in ivory linen
antique style tartan & leather guest book
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Alison L

Alison L on May 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely notebook satchel, just as I ordered thank you.


jimmini007 on May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful album! A very special one in indeed and made with great care and detail.

Sarah Lotz

Sarah Lotz on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic! Shipped beautifully, and couldn't be happier with the product.

Sarah Lotz

Sarah Lotz on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant seller, love the clock, arrived way before I expected. Thanks x

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Book Girl's Story

In 2010 I fulfilled a life-long ambition of learning to bind books. At the same time I had just finished 3 years of full-time university study & was looking for the next adventure. Perhaps I could make bookbinding my work as well as my fun?

With some well-timed encouragement & advice from established sellers & crafters I now call my friends, I began to design my own brand of books & people bought them! One little wave followed another & eventually I realised I had a viable business.

We're now a small family business, specialising in tartan & tweed covered books & albums, as well as making traditional journals & some less traditional ones too! We love mixing materials & textures, merging time-honoured techniques with the modern. Everything we do is done with care & a lot of gratitude at what the tide has brought us.

What will the booktide bring you?


Shop members

  • Sharon Thompson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've always loved books. My first bookbinding effort was a raggedly sewn pamphlet in which I wrote all the things that made my 7-year-old self happy. I'm still making hand-bound books & now I get to share my booky happiness with with others too!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 15, 2017
Welcome to booktides, we're so glad you found us! We lovingly craft hand-bound books & albums in our little Edinburgh bindery & because we're happily Scottish we specialise in tartan & tweed!

Get carried away on the booktide...

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
PayPal & cards accepted : )

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations should be made before items are shipped. We try to post items as quickly as possible, sometimes the same day, so please let us know just as soon as you can if you change your mind. Bespoke items are not available for refund if work has already begun on them.
POSTAGE: Most items are sent by first class recorded delivery. Larger orders are sent by tracked courier within the UK. For international shipping, the majority of orders are posted by International tracked airmail service & by tracked courier service for larger items outside the UK.

Please be aware that customers are responsible for all DUTIES and CUSTOMS charges that may be incurred.

PACKAGING: Brown paper packages are our favourite thing! Where possible your book or album will come boxed for protection on its journey to you.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are handcrafted & packaged with care. Should you have any problem with your purchase please let us know and every effort will be made to ensure your satisfaction either by the offer of a replacement item of the same kind, or a refund. Should you change your mind about your order after purchasing, we are happy to refund payment for NON-BESPOKE items if you alert us before your item has been shipped.

Please be aware that because items are handmade there may be a little variation in the materials and items may differ slightly from photographs. Each item is unique and that's what makes them special.
Additional policies and FAQs
Bespoke orders welcome!

More information

Last updated on Jan 15, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

We offer customisation for most of our books & albums. Take a look at our GALLERY and the SWATCHES page for ideas and to see the materials we have in stock. Mix and match to your hearts desire. The only limitation is that we cannot bind your spine with paper, but paper covers are fine. So feel free to get carried away...

Send us a convo or email with your tartan request. We'd love to hear from you.

Care instructions

Our albums are made the traditional way with plain pages - not sticky & without sleeves.

We recommend using photo corners to place your photos in your album. Many of our albums come with a free box!

You can replenish your supply at stationery shops, some departments stores or camera shops. Or contact us to request another box for a small fee.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you would like us to add a gift tag to your item with your personal message, just get in touch & our bookbinding elves will be delighted to do that for you.

Most of our journals and scrapbooks come in a presentation box, perfect for giving as a gift. We are still looking for a supplier of high quality boxes for our albums & at the moment are unable to offer the same packaging. Rest assured they are well parcelled in postal boxes or equivalent with lots of protection, ready for you to add your special gift wrapping touch.

Wholesale availability

We have experience in supplying wholesale order to buyers - from small businesses to governments. For our wholesale prices, simply contact us & we'll email them to you. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries.

Sizing details

We run our little bindery in the UK & use British terminology & metric measurements on our listings. If they've got you a bit confused, here's a list of our standard journal and scrapbook sizes converted to inches to help you visualise.

"A6" 15 x 11 cm = 5.9 x 4.3"
"A5" 21 x 15 cm = 8.2 x 5.9"
"A4" 30 x 21 cm = 11.8 x 8.2"
21 cm sq = 8.2" sq
30 cm sq = 12" sq