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Last updated on 27 Oct, 2020




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Nick Bramble

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Nick Bramble


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About HalfPaperBooks

Sales 51
On Etsy since 2016

Welcome to My Store

Welcome to my store

I started dabbling in the Japanese art of bookbinding about 4 years ago while trying to improve the outward appearance of hardback books. This peeked my curiosity about the other techniques that I could possibly use, this in turn led me to the creation and binding of other styles of books.

After much experimentation, recreation and practice with both western and eastern designs, I had explored many techniques and used a number of materials including cloth, paper and leather. I now focus my efforts on the the improvement and adaptation of traditional designs and methodologies.

This eventually had a strong influence on the name of my shop, ‘Half Paper Books’. The name ‘Half Paper’ translates from the Japanese word, ‘Hanshi’, a term for a common type of eastern binding. Simple and eloquent.

I very much enjoy making the books that I place on sale, they have been rigorously tested for both quality and durability. They are a product of my time, labour and passion. I hope they will be loved for a good number of years to come and give superior joy when you use them.

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Half Paper Books
Nicholas Bramble
Rugby, Warwickshire
Tel: 07701011005
HalfPaperBooks [!at] yahoo.co.uk

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Last updated on 25 Oct, 2016
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Custom and personalised orders

If you find a that there is a particular size or material that I have previously stocked that you may be interested in, please contact me to see whether I can make it again. Due to the limited runs of materials I acquire this may not always be possible. While I may be able to match the colours of the Marbled or Dyed books, it is impossible to perfectly match the shade or the patterns.

Opening Times

My business hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. I will endevour to respond to any sales or queries as soon as possible.

Refunds and Exchanges

If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, please contact me within 7 days of receiving the package. I will endeavour to resolve any enquiries you may have.


I accept PayPal payment via direct debit. Payments must be made in full before any items will be dispatched. Please contact me if any issues arise and I shall endeavour to assist.


The items will be dispatched within 1-2 business days and will be sent via 1st Class recorded delivery through Royal Mail. I deliver to the UK and Europe, larger orders may incur additional delivery costs.

Contact Information

Half Paper Books
Nicholas Bramble

Tel: 07701011005


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