full leather bound volume with gold tooling

Hannah Raworth (formerly Hannah More) has been binding for nearly thirty years. I trained at London College of Printing and with two other binders went on to found Wyvern Bindery in Clerkenwell, London. For the past few years I have been working solo from a workshop in Lewes , East Sussex, but have recently joined forces with Stewart Graham-Hyde to form Highdown Bindery

Hi I'm Stewart, my background is in electronic engineering. I worked for Kodak as an engineer for 20 years. I left Kodak in 2012 and went on to do a foundation in art and design at Brighton. Around this time I also discovered an interest in bookbinding, my background in engineering proved very useful and thanks to Hannah More I jumped at the opportunity to train as a binder. In 2015 Hannah and I formed a partnership as Highdown Bindery.


While we are dedicated to the traditional art of bookbinding our future interests and aims are much more ambitious, we both have a passion to work in new creative areas related to bookbinding, as a result we have developed relationships with artists and photographers and have already been involved in various prestigious projects that have pushed our skills in new directions. Alongside this we have also worked on developing our own artistic interests and produce works to sell that are both exciting and unique. Quite simply there is nothing we won't consider from artistic presentation and collaboration to props and creative design projects.

Telephone: 0044 (0)1273 477 254. A phone call is generally better in the first instance but we can also be contacted on enquiries@highdownbindery.co.uk

Opening hours: 10:00am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday

Free parking is available outside the workshop.

By public transport: Buses 28 and 29 from Brighton, alight at prison crossroads.
For those arriving by train we advise catching the 128 Town service (Nevill) from the High Street.

You can also find us at the Lewes Book Fair at the Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes five times a year.
The next fair is on Saturday 14th October from 10:00am – 4:00pm.