Handbound books, journals and bookbinding tools.

Athens, Greece
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Dimitris Koutsipetsidis

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Dimitris Koutsipetsidis


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About TheBookbindersBench

Sales 315
On Etsy since 2014


Hi, my name is Dimitris and I'm a bookbinder and toolmaker from Greece. Welcome to the Bookbinder's Bench!

My journey as a bookbinder began during my days at the university where I studied literature and linguistics. My other great passion was handcrafting, especially with leather.
One day during a fair I came across a kiosk with handbound books and journals. I was instantly drawn to it and had a moment of realization: this craft combines my two halves - books and handcrafting! I began looking for an apprenticeship and that was the starting point of many adventures to come...

I believe that what we create and come to own is our mark in time, it speaks of us.
A good craftsman seeks to create something that will be excellent in its making and thus desired. Something that will outlast him. And to do so his creation must be resilient and beautiful, the offspring of skillfulness and taste.
Having these in mind I strive to present you with bindings that are unique and long lasting. Bindings that you can own and love.

At the same time my effort to become a better craftsman has lead in the development of my own line of bookbinding tools which you can acquire. A great deal of attention has been given to offer you high quality tools that are also elegant.

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  • Dimitris Koutsipetsidis

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to The Bookbinder's Bench!

Thank you for stopping by to have a look! If you need additional info feel free to send me an email.
You can also find me;
- at my blog which contains thorough posts on my work and articles of bookbinding interest and
- at my facebook page to stay tuned.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase


To pay using your Credit Card without a PayPal Account scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will find the option to pay as PayPal guest, without having to sign up.

The Bookbinder's Bench reserves the right to refuse service or cancel transactions that are found invalid or void.


Shipping is by registered mail within;

1) 2-3 working days after payment for Books and
2) After the preparation time mentioned for Tools, please read carefully listing's text.

I ship items in safety packages or custom made ones from reinforced cardboard.
Orders received at Friday will most likely be shipped on coming Monday.

The items are shipped to the address provided by Etsy and not the one on your Paypal. Please make sure that the address you select for delivery is the one you expect the item to be shipped to.

Shipping time may vary and depends on the post offices. Keep in mind that customs, in case you're not in the EU, may delay your package a great deal. In general (with the occasional exception of very distant destinations) packages need;

A) 7-15 workings days for Europe
B) 10-25 working days for USA and the rest of the world.

Additional policies and FAQs

- I try to take clear and accurate pictures of my bindings and tools, however colors may differ depending on your screen and settings.

- All the items are handmade and therefore unique. Irregularities that may occur are considered natural when it comes to materials such as leather and are part of the handmade process, contributing to each creation's identity.


Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements.
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.