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Welcome to Highdown Bindery

Creating, restoring and preserving books for years to come....

At Highdown Bindery we take great pride in our work, we are committed to providing a personal, professional service, whatever your project.
Everything at the bindery is hand made, and we are not just about books, we make all manner of boxes, and slipcases too. We work with Creative professionals, businesses, enthusiasts, families and individuals on bespoke ideas and projects. We offer a personal consultation to understand your bookbinding needs or project and offer the best advice to suit you.
Please have a browse around our website and check out the gallery for examples of our work, and give us a call for an informal chat and lets see if we can help....

Bookbinding Services

Here’s What We Do....

Click on the link of interest below, or from our services menu at the top to find out more about each service.
But if what you need is not here it doesn't mean we don't do it, so if you can't find what you are looking for just give us a call or drop us an email, and we will do our best to help.



Repair, restoration and rebinding

Sometimes books or their covers are just past their best and need repairing or rebinding. Or perhaps you have written a book or have a new book that requires bespoke hand binding.
We can handle all aspects of repair and rebinding. Resewing, paper repair, removal of old tape and old repairs. Rebinding and repair of cloth and leather bindings, as well as lettering or labels to return your books to their original condition.

Give us a call on... 01273 477254


Periodicals & Magazine binding

Preparation, staple removal, collation and binding

Are you a collector? You may have magazines or pamphlets related to your hobby or interest, are they still in a box in the office?

We can bind these into volumes by month or year, in your choice of cloth, or leather, volumes can be lettered on the spine and/or front showing all information clearly to help find what you need from your library. 

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Limited Editions

Short run exclusive books and boxes

Are you an artist, photographer, creative professional or enthusiast? We specialise in this area and can create books and or boxes to showcase your work in the best possible style and quality. You may be looking to present your work to clients, produce a limited run of your work to showcase at an exhibition, or for an end of year show. Whatever your needs we can help, we offer a free personal consultation to discuss your work, please come and visit the bindery, we can show you examples of our work and dozens of options for covering materials and papers that may work well for you. If you are unable to visit the bindery don't fret, just give us a call, we work with many clients remotely and can provide the same high level of service.



Hand made to your requirements

This is one of our leading services and we work with some of the best designers and printers in the country so can provide recommendations beyond the binding aspect of your photobook project.  We stock over 100 cloth options, dozens of acid free coloured papers as well as patterned and marbled paper. We can also present your photobooks in slipcases or boxes all tied into your design. 

We can also produce old fashioned photo albums, with tissue overlays where you can stick in your own photographs, these albums can also be bound in your own unique and personal style.


Boxes & Portfolios

Hand made to order, any size or shape

Please contact us to discuss your needs, this can be a box to hold a book, prints, ephemera, or treasured keepsakes. Our boxes are all hand made to your requirements, and can be covered in cloth or leather and lined with paper, velvet or in fact pretty much any type of material you would like. This can be a great way to preserve old books, protect papers or personal objects, or to present a project.

Get in Touch with Highdown Bindery

Please fill in the form opposite, drop us an email or just give us a call...

We are based in Lewes, East Sussex. Please contact us for an appointment or for an informal chat.


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Opening Hours

Come Visit the bindery....

Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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