SusanGreenBooks

Hand Bound Journals, Sketchbooks & Wedding Guest Books

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom | 427 Sales

SusanGreenBooks

Hand Bound Journals, Sketchbooks & Wedding Guest Books

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom 427 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   **Christmas last order dates**
Australia & New Zealand: 10 December
USA, Canada & Western Europe 13 December
UK 20 December
For all other destinations please check here: https://boundbyhand.co.uk/blogs/news/christmas-last-order-dates-1

Welcome to the home of quality hand bound leather books, with eco-friendly options, too! Custom orders for bespoke, personalised books are my speciality so please get in touch by Etsy convo, or email hello [!at] boundbyhand.co.uk.

I use the finest materials, time-honoured bookbinding techniques and careful attention to detail to produce quality books which will last your lifetime and bring pleasure every time they are used. I prefer simple yet beautiful designs which showcase the beauty of natural materials and which will withstand years of use.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 18, 2018

**Christmas last order dates**
Australia & New Zealand: 10 December
USA, Canada & Western Europe 13 December
UK 20 December
For all other destinations please check here: https://boundbyhand.co.uk/blogs/news/christmas-last-order-dates-1

Welcome to the home of quality hand bound leather books, with eco-friendly options, too! Custom orders for bespoke, personalised books are my speciality so please get in touch by Etsy convo, or email hello [!at] boundbyhand.co.uk.

I use the finest materials, time-honoured bookbinding techniques and careful attention to detail to produce quality books which will last your lifetime and bring pleasure every time they are used. I prefer simple yet beautiful designs which showcase the beauty of natural materials and which will withstand years of use.

Susan Green

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Updates

My new Eco-Friendly Sketchbooks are Stab Stitch bound with recycled cotton rag paper for watercolours and ink. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Concertina Sketchbook sets are now available in square format! Also know as the Accordion or Leporello, they’re a great gift for artists.
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.
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About

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)boundbyhand.co.uk.

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 November 8, 2018
I believe in integrity, professionalism and making books of the best quality.

You can read Customer Reviews on my website: http://boundbyhand.co.uk/pages/testimonials

You can email me info(at)boundbyhand.co.uk or use the Etsy convo system.

Thank you for shopping with independent designer-makers - you're part of the revolution!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts 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: 14 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.
Returns and exchange details
Thank you for your order
I want you to be completely happy with your book(s) so if you have any queries or concerns please get in touch right away - you can use the Etsy convo system or email info [!at] boundbyhand.co.uk

Returns
You can return items for a refund within 30 days providing they are unused, in their original condition, original packaging and returned with proof of purchase. Please obtain proof of posting, insurance and tracking when you return your item. I regret I cannot pay for the cost of original or return shipping.

Refunds:
I will confirm receipt of your return and if eligible, refunds will be processed through the original payment method within 7 days of me receiving your return. It may take longer for the refund to be credited to your account by your payment provider or bank. I regret that as a very small independent business, I cannot refund the cost of return shipping.

Exceptions:
Bespoke, made to order and sale items are not eligible for return, refund or exchange unless in the unlikely event that they arrive damaged or not made to the specifications in your invoice or product listing, in which case please get in touch with me and I will be happy to help.

Queries.
If you have any queries at any time about returns, refunds or your privacy, please don't hesitate to contact Susan Green: info [!at] boundbyhand.co.uk.
Payment
I accept most forms of payment including debit and credit cards, Paypal and BACs. 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.
Shipping
Thank you for your order! Books and linen thread which are In stock are posted 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 ASAP.

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 3-4 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)boundbyhand.co.uk

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: info [!at] boundbyhand.co.uk
Privacy
You can read my Privacy Policy on my main website:
https://boundbyhand.co.uk/pages/privacy
If you have any questions about how your data is used, please do get in touch: info [!at] boundbyhand.co.uk

More information

Last updated on Nov 8, 2018
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: http://boundbyhand.co.uk/blogs/news/tagged/bespoke

Sizing details

There's a full and detailed Size Guide on my blog: https://boundbyhand.co.uk/pages/size-guide

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!