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INTRODUCING....Automotive Collection

Fine Leather Journals and Albums

It has been a few months since we launched a new collection, but we think this was worth waiting for.

Our new Automotive Collection features stunning Italian vintage printed paper that car enthusiasts everywhere will appreciate.

Leather corners and spine finished with decorative hand tooling

Leather corners and spine finished with decorative hand tooling

The Italian paper is combined with luxurious chestnut leather and finished with decorative hand tooling.

Choose from blank journals with creamy pages, or photo albums with archival quality dry mount pages. Both available in various sizes and perfect for customising with gold or silver stamping.  

View more of the Automotive Collection or find out about our other collections at our online store.  You can get more information about our personalisation service or view some of our custom binding in our online gallery.


We'd love your feedback so let us know what you think of our new collection.  Post your thoughts in the comments section at the end of this post.

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Crafting a Full Leather Journal

There's handcrafted and there is truly handcrafted. 

This term can be used loosely and I often find that products that are labelled as handcrafted will have only 'just' come into contact with hands ... But when we say that we craft our books by hand, we mean just that.  Every individual book is crafted by hand, from the pared leather and raised bands to gluing the boards.  It is a fairly time consuming and labour intensive process, but for us it is a labour of love.  Each book is individual, not machine replicated, and it is this care and attention to detail which guarantees the longevity of our books.  

People often put their head into our View Street bindery and ask questions about the process of binding a book.  So to give you a bit of an idea, here are a few pictures showing some of the steps involved in 'hand' crafting the cover of one of our full leather journals.

Please feel free to comment or ask questions at the bottom of the post.


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To learn more about the craft of bookbinding, come and do a Beginner's Workshop and have a go at making your own hard covered book.  Further details can be found here.