Luxury Handmade Notebooks, Sketchbooks, and Journals

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Note from shop owner The Bumblebee Bindery is taking a break to reorganise.

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Last updated on 27 Feb, 2020

The Bumblebee Bindery is taking a break to reorganise.

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About TheBumblebeeBindery

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Beautiful stationery, handmade in Scotland

After beginning life as a stack of sustainably produced acid-free paper, each of my books is bound by hand here in Edinburgh. Depending on its structure, it will have passed through up to sixty-five individual processes before reaching its final form.

Combining contemporary materials with age-old techniques - and with a small range of papers to accommodate various media - my books are designed to be a beautiful and lasting home for your work, whatever kind of artist you are.

Shop members

  • Jayne Kennedy

    Owner, Maker, Worker Bee

    Born & adopted in England, I moved to Scotland at eleven years old, where I eventually discovered bookbinding while adjusting to life with some new impairments. Since 2014, I've been selling my work at craft shows, online, and by commission.

  • Ghost

    Assistant, Dog

    I'm Jayne's in-house assistance dog. I can let her know when she needs to take a break, and I like to pick up dropped items for her - as long as they're not sharp, of course!

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Last updated on 02 Jan, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What is the estimated shipping time for non-European countries?

5-7 business days

Why is shipping so expensive?

I always send books using a fully insured postal service, to ensure that compensation is available should become lost or damaged.

If you do not wish to pay for this insurance, you may contact me to see if cheaper shipping is available. Please be aware, however, that I will not be held responsible for uninsured items that are lost or damaged in transit.

Why don't you offer shipping discounts for purchases consisting of more than one item?

Due to the high variability in size and value of my products, I am unable to accurately predict combined shipping charges. Should you be overcharged I will gladly refund you the difference, or provide you with a discount code for future purchases if you prefer.

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