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

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom · 418 Sales


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

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom 418 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Susan Green

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Susan Green

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Environmental sustainability is on my mind a lot at the moment - what about you? My new Mini Journals are made from cork, an environmentally sustainable, renewable material. The paper inside is manufactured by windpower.
This A4 large landscape Artists' Sketchbook has dreamy colours for springtime and 192 lay-flat pages of quality Daler-Rowney cartridge paper.
My new Vegan Cork Mini Journals are available in Rose Gold & Natural. Cork is a renewable natural resource; environmentally sustainable and ethical. They are crafted with the same luxurious Mohawk Superfine paper and attention to detail as my other books.
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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 February 28, 2018
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
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Thank you for your order, I appreciate your business!

DELIVERY INFORMATION: *** If you have a specific deadline and have not already let me know then please get in touch right away, as I'd like to help: info [!at] ***

Linen thread & in stock (ready to ship) books are sent within 3 working days and most orders need signing for when they arrive. For made to order, bespoke or personalised books please allow up to 4 weeks from the date of your order, plus delivery from the UK, unless we have agreed an earlier deadline.

QUERIES Please get in touch with any queries or feedback about your order, I'd love to help.

RETURNS INFO Please note that sale, made to order, bespoke or personalised books are not eligible for return or refund unless in the very unlikely event they arrive damaged or not made to specification. For any other items, please return your purchase in original condition and wherever possible, original packaging. Please send it back to me using a tracked, signed and insured postal / delivery service. I regret I cannot meet the cost of return postage. Providing the item is in it's original condition, I'll process your return within 7 days.
I accept most forms of payment including debit / credit card, payment and Paypal. My prices are in GB Pounds Sterling but you can purchase from anywhere in the world. Please note that you as a buyer are liable for any customs, handling or import fees.
DELIVERY: In stock books & linen thread are sent within 3 working days. For made-to-order, bespoke or personalised books please allow up to 4 weeks plus delivery from the UK. If you have a specific deadline, please let me know before purchasing. I'd like to help and rush orders can often be accommodated, only attracting an extra fee if the studio is very busy.

SHIPPING UPGRADES: most orders are sent using a tracked and insured service which needs signing for when it arrives, so please bear this in mind when entering a shipping address. UK orders take around 1-2 days after posting, International may be around 3 weeks. Express International shipping upgrades are available on most items, if you have any questions about this please get in touch.

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

CUSTOMS - as a buyer you're responsible for paying any customs charges, import duties, taxes, handling fees etc on your order.

QUERIES? Please get in touch.
Additional policies and FAQs
Hello, I've been working with clients worldwide for 10 years and if you have any queries or are thinking about ordering a custom book, don't hesitate to get in touch as I'd love to help.

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):