Fine Leather Wedding Guest Books, Journals, Memory Books & Sketchbooks

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom · 405 Sales


Fine Leather Wedding Guest Books, Journals, Memory Books & Sketchbooks

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom 405 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome! Please get in touch via convo for bespoke books, customised work with personalised title pages and your own choice of cover & binding colours.


Last updated on Jan 7, 2018

Welcome! Please get in touch via convo for bespoke books, customised work with personalised title pages and your own choice of cover & binding colours.

Susan Green

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Susan Green

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Calling everyone who loves texture! My new Leather Longstitch Sketchbooks have wonderfully thick Watercolour paper for calligraphy, collage or, you know, watercolours.
Lots of new Artists Sketchbooks to choose from. I love this square format Oxblood & Teal Watercolour Sketchbook.
Just finished a clutch-style Sketchbook / Journal, hope you love the style update!
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Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals & Artist's Sketchbooks. Bespoke work & international delivery are my speciality

Hello! I'm Susan Green, an artisan bookbinder and bookbinding tutor living and working on the south coast of England. I love design, visiting art exhibitions, live music and walking on the beach with my greyhounds.

I've been making books since 2008 when a chance encounter in a library introduced me to the art of making your own notebooks. I was quickly hooked, gave up my Master's degree and opened my bookbinding business. Fast forward 7 years and I work full time as a bookbinder, bookbinding tutor and manage to cram in some freelance marketing work, exhibitions, friends, family and a few adventures here and there.

I stand for great craftsmanship - I use the best leathers and attention to detail and I want your book to be perfect. I've been lucky to be featured in some great publications like VOGUE, ELLE, Refinery29, Country Living and more and my lovely clients have generously shared their testimonials and reviews, some of which I'd like to share with you here:

"It is BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure it will be treasured for many years. Thank you!" Melissa, New York

"It's absolutely amazing, thank you so much. I love it!" Amy, Manchester UK

"The journal is absolute perfection and your service was first class. I would not hesitate to recommend you." Alan, Essex UK

"I had a huge smile on my face when I opened it! It's always difficult ordering online without actually seeing the finished goods but I'm so glad I did. Beautifully made with a wonderful feel and smell." Lee, Lancashire UK

A lot of my books are ready to ship worldwide, but bespoke work is my speciality - I'd love to work with you to make your dream come true. Choose your leather and thread colours, let me know what custom text you'd like printed on the first page of your book, and I'll make a book that you'll treasure forever.

Get in touch whether you'd like a Memory Book to celebrate an important milestone, a Wedding Guest Book for your special day, a daily Journal or Sketchbook, or a Travel Journal. You can send me an Etsy convo or email susan(at)

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask - I look forward to working with you. Please join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter - links up above.

Susan Green

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  • Susan Green

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello! I'm a bookbinder using traditional skills to make contemporary books in the finest leather. I love to bind bespoke personalised books, so get in touch as I'd love to help.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2016
Welcome! Order from stock or commission something to your requirements, choosing your own leather and accent colours, size and format.

I use traditional bookbinding skills, careful attention to detail and a high standard of workmanship to make books which you will find both useful and beautiful and which you can treasure for a lifetime.

I stand for quality, integrity, professionalism and simplicity. I let the natural beauty and high quality of my materials speak for themselves, but I am always happy to answer your queries, help with product selection or anything else you can think of!

You can read testimonials from my customers here:

You can email me susan(at)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Made-to-order books with custom frontspage text cannot be returned or refunded.

In the unlikely even of you wishing to return your bought-from-stock books for refund of their cost, please notify me and send them back to me within one week. Returns must be received by me in their original (i.e. re-saleable) condition and in their original packaging, and you must obtain proof of shipping when you send them back.

Your refund will be credited to your account once I have received your return, providing the books are in their original, saleable condition.

I regret that I am not able to offer a refund of shipping costs.
PAYMENT: Paypal, credit card or bank transfer.

Prices are in GB Pounds Sterling but you can purchase from anywhere in the world. If you'd like to know how much you'll pay in your currency, send me a message.
MADE TO ORDER - many of my books are made to order. Please allow a approximately 2-3 weeks plus shipping time to your location from here in the UK. If you need something by a particular date, please do convo or email me before placing your order, so we can work together to meet your requirements. Rush orders can be accommodated for a fee.

SHIPPING - All orders require a signature on delivery. I ship from the UK and will let you know when your books are on their way. Orders over 40 GBP are sent First Class Recorded or Next Day in the UK and Airsure for overseas customers, which includes tracking and insurance for peace of mind. They'll need a signature on delivery.

GIFTS - I would be happy to send your items to your gift recipient, send me their details by convo or email susan(at)

CUSTOMS - Please note that you as a buyer are responsible for paying any and all customs charges, import duties, taxes, handling fees and anything similar that your order may incur. Please do not ask me to mark your package as a 'Gift' to avoid paying Customs fees; to do so is illegal.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm friendly and helpful - please feel free to contact me with any questions about my books, terms, shipping, etc. by Etsy convo or email susan(at)

More information

Last updated on Oct 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders are my speciality! You can choose your own leather and binding thread colours, your size and specify custom text for me to print on the title page, such as your names or a meaningful quotation. Please send me a custom request, a convo or check out further information about all your Bespoke options on my blog:

Sizing details

There's a full and detailed Size Guide on my blog:

Care instructions

CARE: It is best to store your book flat when not in use, such as on a desk, rather than standing on a bookshelf. Please protect your book from rain, liquids or oils as they may mark the leather. Finally, please keep your book away from prolonged periods of direct sunlight, for example leaving it on a windowsill.

INCLUSIONS: Use acid-free glue for your inclusions, such as glue dots or photo corners or spray mount. Washi tape is also good, please do not use sellotape.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All my books arrive in branded brown paper packaging. The Mini Journals arrive ready to gift in colourful gift bags.

I am happy to ship directly to your gift recipient, and can include a handwritten note from you, just let me know.

Wholesale availability

Please get in touch if you would like to stock my work in your shop.

International & UK Shipping

I ship worldwide!

UK: Linen thread is sent First Class Signed For, or upgrade to Special Delivery. Books are usually sent Special Delivery for peace of mind.

International: Standard to the USA, for example, takes around 3 weeks. Upgrade to Express for delivery within a week.

Christmas: Please check your last order dates for Ready To Ship books (custom orders please order as soon as you possibly can):