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Announcement    We have resumed shipping to select countries via Thailand Post's Priority Airmail Service. Priority Airmail takes approximately 10 - 15 business days; however, please note that packages could be delayed due to Covid-19's impact.

We can unfortunately not guarantee delivery by specific dates.


Last updated on Nov 9, 2020

We have resumed shipping to select countries via Thailand Post's Priority Airmail Service. Priority Airmail takes approximately 10 - 15 business days; however, please note that packages could be delayed due to Covid-19's impact.

We can unfortunately not guarantee delivery by specific dates.



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About TheSiamBindery

Sales 1,042
On Etsy since 2015

Crafted by hand

While machines have brought books into the modern age, the centuries-old hand-binding techniques have withstood time. As with all arts and crafts project, it’s the human touch that adds that something special. At The Siam Bindery, we’re continuing on the hand-bound bookmaking path using some time-honoured binding techniques.

It takes us several hours to craft each book. Everything is done entirely by hand using craft and bookbinding hand tools. The pages of each book get hand-sewn to the book covers or leather medium, which means that these notebooks are unlike the mass-produced notebooks found in any stationary shop.

We source our supplies from trusted vendors, respecting fair-trade agreements and environmental preservation policies. Many of our supplies take on a rustic aesthetic and are handmade, while other products incorporate tribal, natural and modern South East Asian elements.

Our tools and stationary are well-suited for beginner bookbinders, scrapbooking afficionados, and other craftspeople.

Shop members

  • Damian

    Owner, Maker

    Damian is a bookbinding artist who draws inspiration from nature, architecture and conceptual art. He has been bookbinding since 2014. If he is not designing journals or working on bespoke projects, he shares his love of bookbinding with students.

  • Tony Chankan

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

    Before co-founding The Siam Bindery, Tony worked as the Art Director of a major book chain in Thailand. Tony's work often takes on a rustic aesthetic as he enjoys working with wood, reed paper and hand-dyed fabrics.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 3, 2020
Welcome to The Siam Bindery!

Enjoy your visit to our store, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
1. Returns and exchanges
If you feel that you have valid reason for wanting your product exchanged, kindly contact us within 48 hours of receiving your item. We ask that you provide photo proof of the defective issue for our inspection. In the case where we do agree on an exchange, the buyer needs to ship the item back to The Siam Bindery within 7 days of receiving the item.

The product must be shipped back with a tracking number to ensure that it reaches us. We are unable to process returns, exchanges or refunds if a package fails to reach us. Furthermore, all additional shipping costs (return of old product plus shipping costs for the exchanged product) will be for the buyer. Returns and exchanges cannot be proceeded until we have received the original product in good condition.

1.1. Return of physical and digital combination items
If you would like to return your toolkit, the price of the e-tutorial (digital item) will be deducted from the total product value.

1.2. Damage
In the case where an item is not returned in its original condition, or in the case certain components are damaged or missing, the value of said components will be deducted from the product's value.

2. Cancellations
We accept cancellations on any order within 1 hour after the order has been placed. Once work on a custom order has started, no cancellations/refunds will be granted. Additionally, once a digital product has been downloaded, no cancellations will be granted.

2.1. 5% restocking fee
To account for conversion fees and bank charges that are charged on all incoming orders, a 5% restocking fee applies to all orders when cancelled/refunded.

3. Digital products
All downloadable products, including but not limited to e-manuals, digital paper and journal paper, are strictly non-refundable.

4. Customized/Personalized products
Key to our business is the creation of customized, one-of-a-kind products for you. Due to the custom nature of our products, we are unable to refund your order.

5. Free Shipping Promotion
When you purchase an item with a free shipping promotion and wish to have it returned/exchanged, the value of shipping, including the cost of packaging and all associated processing fees, will be deducted from the original price of the product.

If there is an issue to your order caused by us, you may opt for a product replacement, credit on a future order or a refund (exclusive of shipping charges).  To ensure an easy return process, email us at thesiambindery [!at] with your order number and proof of defect.

Please allow up to 48 hours for our team to be in touch with you.
We accept the following payment methods:
Credit cards
Debit/bank cards
Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Apple Pay
Google Pay

Select your preferred method of payment when checking out.
1. Getting your package ready
All packages are prepared and shipped out within 1-3 working days of a payment's clearance.

Rest assured that we take great care in packing all items before shipping.

2. Delivery address
Kindly make sure that you provide your correct/full shipping address, as well as a valid telephone number to put on your package. We ship to the address provided to us by you via Etsy. We are not responsible for items getting lost due to the provision of incorrect shipping details. Furthermore, we are not responsible for packages getting lost due to post office error.

3. Change of Address
Once a package has been shipped, we are not able to change the shipping address, add telephone numbers or other details to packages, or have packages re-routed.

4. Acceptance of package
Do take note that a signature is needed when receiving your package, particularly if your package has been shipped via Thailand Post's EMS World service.

If a package has not been accepted/signed for and gets returned to Thailand, the buyer alone in responsible for carrying re-shipping costs. Additionally, if an item has not been signed for and has been returned to Thailand, the buyer may not request or make claim to receive a refund/credit.

Please note that if EMS packages are not signed for, the package will be returned to your nearest post office where it will stay for 5 days before being destroyed. EMS packages will not be returned to Thailand.

4.1. If you are not able to sign for your package, please ask a friend/family member to sign for it on your behalf.

4.2. TRACK THE LOCATION OF YOUR PACKAGE ONLINE until it gets delivered to you/you receive it. If a package was out for delivery and you were not available to sign for it, your package will be returned to your local post office. Your package's status will then show "Addressee not available at time of delivery". Once you see this message, immediately contact your local post office to collect your package. Only the addressee is able to follow up on the package once it leaves Thailand - we are not able to do so.

Packages that are returned to local post offices are kept for approximately 1 - 2 weeks (depending on the country and post office policies). They will not be delivered to you again, and the post delivery service/post office will not call you to inform you that you have a package to collect. This is 100% your responsibility. After 1 - 2 weeks, your package will be returned to Thailand. EMS packages will not be returned to Thailand. They will be destroyed

Due to the high volume of packages we ship on all of our channels, we are not able to track the delivery status of your package. It is solely your responsibility.

Also note that, once a package leaves Thailand, the responsibility of status updates falls to Thailand Post's shipping partners. For example, once a package leaves Thailand en route to the USA, subsequent tracking/status updates become the responsibility of Thailand Post's USA shipping partner, USPS. Occasionally it happens that shipping partners do not update statuses because of their specific policies. In that case, do contact us to follow up on your package on your behalf, or you may contact Thailand Post directly at postalcare [!at] to inquire.

5. International shipping duration
All packages are shipped with Thailand Post's Priority Airmail service and takes approximately 10 - 15 business days to be delivered. Do note that holidays, customs inspections and extraordinary events like Covid-19 might have an impact on the shipping duration.

Shipping within Thailand is with Thailand Post's EMS service and takes approximately 1 - 3 business days.

Please note that these dates are only a guide. Packages are usually delivered within the above timeframes. However, we are unable to guarantee delivery within these timeframes.

For delivery by a specific date, please allow ample time for shipping, or request a price for expedited shipping (DHL, Fedex, TNT, EMS).

6. Tracking number
All packages ship with tracking numbers. You can track your package's status and location here:

7. Customs and taxes
Buyers are fully responsible to pay for any taxes that may be levied upon receiving their packages. If your package has been selected for inspection, please note that it may take some time to pass through customs and may have an impact of the delivery date given by us and shown when checking your product/s out.

Additionally, please note that Thailand Post requires all Priority Airmail packages to be secured with staples and/or cord (and not glued or taped shut) so that they can be easily inspected by customs officers during their routine inspections.

8. Shipping costs refunds
Postage and packaging charges are strictly non-refundable, unless it's due to an error on our part. 

Postage and packaging fees are non-refundable for refused or undelivered/uncollected parcels.

9. Free Shipping promotions
We currently offer free shipping on all of our physical products. If a package has been unclaimed, uncollected or refused and has been returned to Thailand, and in the case that we do agree on a refund, the price of shipping and packaging, including packaging and selling fees, will be deducted from the original product price.

When you purchase an item with a free shipping promotion and wish to have it returned, the value of shipping, including the cost of packaging and selling fees, will be deducted from the original price of the product. For more information on returns and refunds, read the "Returns and exchanges" policy above.

10. Lost packages
If your package has not been delivered to you (no one has signed for it), please contact us or Thailand Post to open a query. Thailand Post takes between 1 to 6 weeks to follow up on packages. If a package has been lost, you will be entitled to a full refund or reshipping of another product. Refunds and reshipping will only be granted once we receive official proof from Thailand Post that the package has been lost and a refund has been granted by them.

If you have not followed up on a package in 180 days since it has been shipped, you are not entitled to make any claims.
Additional policies and FAQs
1. Additional information
Buying through the Internet is not the same as buying in a store. Because of this, we try our best to include as many product details, descriptions and photos as possible. If you have any questions about our products or services, you are most welcome to contact us.

2. Wholesale/Special enquiries
If you'd like to purchase any of our items wholesale, contact us directly at thesiambindery [!at] for a quotation.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from us, contact us, or otherwise use our services through 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.

Information we Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide us with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to us), 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 us with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact us directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide our services, such as when we 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 our 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 our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. We use your information as necessary to comply with our obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about our customers is important to our business. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. We share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you our services and comply with our obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our shop, such as delivery companies. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If we sell or merge our business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our 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 our customers, or others.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

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. We describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we 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 our 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 Us
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Damian Powell and I, Woraphan Chankan, are the data controllers of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at thesiambindery [!at]

Alternately, you may mail us at:

The Siam Bindery
28 Moo 12 Phrarachveriyaporn
T. Bangpung
Samut Prakarn
Thailand, 10130

More information

Last updated on Oct 29, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Do you sell wholesale?

Yes, we often process wholesale orders. Contact us via email at if you are interested in purchasing any items wholesale.

What size journal can I make with your toolkits?

Our toolkits teach aspiring bookmakers how to make either an A5 or A6 journal. The text block of an A5 journal converts to 5.83 × 8.27 inches, and the text block of an A6 journal to 4.1 x 5.8 inches. When stitching the text block to the leather/fabric/book board, the size of your book would increase by approximately 0.2-0.6" in height and 0.1-0.3" in width.

Order Preparation

The time we need to prepare an order for shipping (delivery) is 1-3 business days. 
Please note that we prepare and ship orders only on business days (Monday to Friday), not including weekends and/or public holidays.

I can't track my package.

Don't worry! When a package leaves Thailand and is on the way to your country, the tracking system can not show its location as the package is in transit mode and has not been checked into your country yet.

Besides Etsy, you can also track your package here:

"Marked as Gift"

None of our packages ship with Packing Slips and Order Receipts. This means that, for those who buy a product to give as a give, you don't need to worry about the product prices being mentioned on any receipts in the box/packaging. Do note that we are obligated to declare the value of our products on customs forms which are glued to boxes/shipping envelopes.

How do I download my digital purchase?

To access your digital file(s), log onto Etsy and click on You > Purchases and reviews and look for the order. To the right of the order, click Download Files.