Bookbinding Supplies, Instructions & Kits

Nottingham, United Kingdom
| 5,508 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

Speedy replies

Has a history of replying to messages quickly.

Rave reviews

95% or more recent reviews were 5 stars.

Announcement    Welcome to Büchertiger Supplies.

I offer bulk order discounts on larger orders of whole spools of linen thread. Please contact me for details if interested.

Because of Brexit, many trading rules changed, and I restricted international shipping. Feel free to drop me a note if your country is not listed yet, and I will see under what conditions I can still ship to you. Please note that I am not allowed to send certain goods to some countries, in particular the EU where there were no restrictions before.


Last updated on Apr 23, 2022

Welcome to Büchertiger Supplies.

I offer bulk order discounts on larger orders of whole spools of linen thread. Please contact me for details if interested.

Because of Brexit, many trading rules changed, and I restricted international shipping. Feel free to drop me a note if your country is not listed yet, and I will see under what conditions I can still ship to you. Please note that I am not allowed to send certain goods to some countries, in particular the EU where there were no restrictions before.



All Items

Hilke Kurzke

Contact shop owner

Hilke Kurzke


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
See reviews that mention:

About buechertigersupplies

Sales 5,508
On Etsy since 2012

Welcome to Büchertiger Supplies

With Büchertiger Supplies I founded the shop which I would have wished to find when I started out binding books: With a broad variety of coloured linen thread and a stellar customer service.

If you have any questions regarding the thread, don't hesitate to contact me. I know the amount of choice can be overwhelming, and I love to talk about linen thread and help you to choose the right thread for your project.

At Büchertiger Supplies I also offer my self-published instructions and some bookbinding kits. I also teach in person, you can find more information about that on my home page.

I hope you'll enjoy browsing the shelves!

Shop members

  • Hilke Kurzke


    Hi, this is the woman running Büchertiger Studio & Press and Büchertiger Supplies. I am a mostly self trained book artist and artisan bookbinder. With Büchertiger Supplies I founded the shop which I would have wished to find when I started out.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Büchertiger Supplies,

Since more than a decade I have been binding blank pages to make individually designed journals and notebooks. Since 2008 I have been working fully dedicated with books and have been making book art since then.
With Büchertiger Supplies I founded a shop I wish I had found when I first started out to learn to bind books with exposed spine, with a broad selection of coloured linen thread and stellar customer service, where no-one has to be afraid of asking a question.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I do accept cancellations before items are shipped out. Meaning you'll get a complete refund over everything you paid to me, including any service charges. After they are sent off, they will be have to go the route of returns.

Despite my aim to only ship and sell work that is well done, it could happen that something escapes my attention. In that case you have the right to complain about the goods you received, you can give them back, exchange them for the same item (no exchanges for something else), or ask for a fix, and it won't cost you anything as long as the following conditions are satisfied:

If you are dissatisfied with your goods please contact me so that we can discuss a refund. Don't send your items back before contacting me. Generally I'll take back all goods as long as
a) you notify me within 14 days after reception
b) you ship according to my instructions within 21 days of delivery (You'll receive a shipping label)
c) they reach me in the state I sent them to you. (That means for example that I won't take thread back that you already cut, where you ripped the label, scraped the wax off or damaged the thread or its packaging in another way. I won't take a book back in which you already wrote, your child scribbled, if a page is ripped out, something was glued to it, or the like. -- This is not about how they fare while they are in the post.)

I will refund all of your costs, including basic shipment and return shipment if something is wrong with the product you received. (Please notice that extra services like rush order or guaranteed delivery are not refundable if and when they were provided.)

IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: No returns of digital files for obvious reasons. If you are dissatisfied with a file you received please contact me to discuss the problems you are experiencing.

If you want to give your items back for any other reason than a lack in quality or because I made a mistake: for example because the thread is thicker or thinner than expected, has a different hue than expected, or simply because you have changed your mind, then the extended refund policy applies.
In that case you can still contact me, cancel your sale within 14 days of receiving your goods, and after doing so send the item back to me. You can also cancel your order BY sending it back to me, or by refusing reception of an item. All packages that are returned because they are undelivered will be treated under this extended returns policy.

Please note that contacting me about a return you are about to make helps you to definitely stay within the 14 days time frame you have for cancellation of your order. - Communication always makes things so much easier for both parties!

When the goods reach me in the state I sent them to you (see above; this is not about how the post treats the package.) I'll refund the price of the product you paid me to send it to you (minus anything I have to pay upon receipt, like customs fees or if the postage you put on was insufficient). That means, you have to pay for the return shipment, but the initial postage of shipping the item to you is on me.

I strongly recommend buying a service that insures your item price (but it is not required for a refund): you will have to carry the risk of it getting lost in the mail. If it doesn't reach me, you won't get your money from me, (but if it was insured you'll get it from the carrier).

Custom made items are excluded from this extended refund policy. (That means you have of course still the right of requesting a fix or giving items back that lack in quality, but you may not give them back just because you don't want them anymore.) Please note that cutting a custom amount of thread from a whole spool is regarded a custom item. A custom amount is anything other than 5m.
(1) I accept payment through Paypal and Etsy's Direct checkout, which includes payment through debit and credit cards as well as Etsy Gift Cards. You do not need a paypal account to pay through paypal.

(2) Etsy works such that a purchase is only finalized (and known to me) after you submitted your payment. Usually I send out goods within 1-3 business days after a completed payment (for exceptions see the individual items descriptions).

(3) Should your purchase have been by mistake or contain false information, incorrect shipment information in particular, please contact me immediately so that I can change the information or cancel the sale.
I cannot be held responisble for undelivered packages due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the buyer, or if a package is unclaimed by the buyer. In that case the buyer will be responsible for the cost of (re-)shipping the package.

(4) If your items get shipped to a destination outside the EU, customs may be due. They have to be paid at your country's tax office, and vary with the destination. I have no control over them, and they are your responsibility.

(5) I carry the risk of the items being lost in the mail which means you get a full refund for items which do not reach you. All delivery times that I give you at the time of dispatch are estimates, and it takes longer until Royal Mail (and thus I) regard a parcel as not-delivered. Do contact me immediately, though, if you have any concerns about something not reaching you. We can then monitor the situation together, and if necessary I can walk you through all steps to claim non-reception.

All claims regarding non-reception must be made within five months after you placed your order to be eligible for a refund.
* German Customers: Wegen des in 2019 in Kraft getretenen Verpackungsgesetzes ist es mir leider nicht mehr erlaubt, Waren nach Deutschland zu verschicken.**

Please notify me asap if you would like your items send to a different address than the one provided through Etsy/Paypal!

I cannot be held resposible for undelivered packages due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the buyer, or if a package is unclaimed by the buyer. The buyer will therefore be responsible for the cost of (re-)shipping the package.

(1) Usually I send out items 1-3 business days after I received your payment.

(2) If place your order with a "Rush Order Upgrade" before 6 pm (English time) within the next workday. Please note that by buying this Update you pay me extra to process your order faster. It does not pay you a faster postal service.

Example: A) Order placed Monday 6 pm with Rush Order Upgrade - I will pack your items the same night and they will ship out on Tuesday even if I or my twins get sick and I have to find someone else to bring your goods to the post office. (Normally it would ship in 1-3 days, which means Tuesday, OR Wednesday, OR Thursday).
B) Order placed on Monday at 9 pm with Next Day Dispatch - depending on my workload, the item will ship out on Tuesday or Wednesday (instead of Wednesday, OR Thursday, OR Friday).

When placing a rush order, it would be best to also send me a message to make sure I am aware of your order. I usually answer requests within a couple of hours unless I am sleeping, and sometimes it makes it possible for me to send out items the same day.

(3) By default items are send via Royal Mail First Class. For larger shipments parcelforce will be used.
An express service is available upon request, and sometimes by choosing from a drop down menu. For orders within the UK this includes guaranteed next day delivery. For international orders I can ship through courier services like Fedex for an extra charge.
If you need your goods urgently, you might want to combine this with a "rush order", as the express service refers to the shipping mode, and the "rush order" to how quickly I process your order.

(4) If your items get shipped to a destination outside the EU, customs may be due. They have to be paid at your country's tax office, and vary with the destination. I have no control over them, and they are your responsibility.
This also means that you will have to make sure that you are allowed to import the items you purchase. I can not be held responsible for items held by customs.
If you have questions or doubts about that you can contact me, and I will try to help you to figure out what you are allowed to import.

(5) Usually I ship out in new container boxes or envelopes. And try to keep the amount of filling material low. But I also recycle as much packaging material as possible and sometimes sent out orders in used boxes. Filling material is usually re-used packaging material. I strive to use few plastics, especially not as a filling material, but I do sometimes use it when I can re-use something that was sent to me. If you have preferences regarding packaging material (in particular if you do not under any circumstances want to receive plastic filling material), please let me know via convo or during checkout.
Additional policies and FAQs

First off, a human-readable version ;-) If you have any serious legal concerns, please refer to the official version further below:

I, Hilke Kurzke, am the data-controller of your personal information as it relates to my shop.

When you place an order from me, I will receive the data you provided to Etsy and entitled them to share with me: your name, delivery address, and the user name and/or email address. I will be able to see whether you paid through Paypal or Etsy, but no specific payment information, like your account number or credit card number.
I only use the information provided to process and deliver your order, or deal with any queries you have related to that order. If you send me a message using the contact button on Etsy, I will receive your username and/or email address.

The only circumstances in which I will share your data are
• With Etsy to comply with my obligations.
• With delivery companies to fulfil your order.
• To comply with legal or tax obligations.

I will never use or pass on your information to third parties for marketing purposes or any other purpose, other than the circumstances listed above, or add you to any mailing list without your explicit consent.

I will only retain your details for as long as necessary in order to process the transaction and I will securely store any data collected during that period.

You have the right to know what personal data I hold about you, and to ask for that data to be changed or deleted. You also have the right to complain to the ICO if you believe there is a problem with the way I handle your data.

Official Version:

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

1. Personal information that I collect from you

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised 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, for example), if you contact me directly through convo or during checkout.

2. 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;
* 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 to improve 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.

3. The third parties with whom I share personal information

Information about my customers is necessary to conduct 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.
Delivery Companies. 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.

4. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I do not myself store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. However, Etsy sends me Email containing your order, which is stored on my email server. As a result, your personal information could be transferred by Etsy to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. Please have a look at Etsy's Data Protection Policy for more detail.

5. 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.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Hilke Kurzke, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at contact [!at] kurzke.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Hilke Kurzke, 9 Bridge Road, Nottingham, NG8 2DG, UK