Bookspots - United Kingdom – Bookbinding out of the box

Bookspots - United Kingdom


      30 Gillingham Street                     
      London SW1V1HU                                  

A lovely shop with paper, bookbinding supplies and sellers who know what they are talking about.

      London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA)                                    
      Unit 18 Ground Floor
      Britannia Works, Dace Road
      London E3 2NQ

London Centre for Book Arts is an artist-run, open-access studio dedicated to book arts and artist-led publishing.

      Paperchase (flagship store)                                    
      213 - 215 Tottenham Court Road
      London W1T 7PS

Huge flagship store offering stationery items, gift wrap, artist materials and on the 2nd floor a nice collection of papers and materials. There is also a bookshop and cafe.

      Alma Leather                                    
      12-14 Greatorex Street
       London E1 5NF

Alma has leather from every corner of the globe. Not especially for bookbinding but a great place to find interesting and unusual stuff.

       Fedrigoni Imaginative Paper Studio                                     
       Clerkenwell House
       67 Clerkenwell Road
       London EC1R 5BL  

Here you can see and pick up samples from the italian paper company Fedrigoni. Also features work that was done using their papers.


       London Graphic centre                                     
       Covent garden Flagship Store
       16-18 Shelton Street, Covent Garden
       London WC2H 9JL

Supplier of art and equipment for the London art and design community. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.


       St Bride Foundation                                     
       Bride Lane
       Fleet Street
       London, EC4Y 8EQ

The St Bride foundation in the old city of London houses a library specialized in graphic arts, a print shop, a bookbinding studio, a gallery. There is always something to do there whether it's taking a class, attending a lecture or visiting an exhibition, including those organised by Designer Bookbinders.


       MacCulloch & Wallis                                     
       25-26 Dering Street
       London W1S 1AT

A haberdashery store with nice selection of ribbons and elastics.


       L.Cornelissen & Son                                      
       105 Great Russell Street
       London WC1B 3RY

Beautiful old art supply shop filled with paints, brushes, pigments, inks, gilding materials, and other wonderful things. *Recommended by Mari, one of her favourite shops in London. 


       Choosing Keeping                                   
       128 Columbia Road
       London E2 7RG

Choosing Keeping is a small stationery shop with lots of exclusive items that can't be found anywhere else. To add to the fun (and if you like flowers), come on a weekend to experience the vibrant Columbia Road flower market.


        21 Sydney St,
        Brighton, BN1 4EN

Stationery shop. They also have a shop in Chelsea and London.


       Harmatan and Oakridge Leather                                   
       Westfields Avenue
       Higham Ferrers
       Northamptonshire NN10 8AX       

A well established tannery specialised in bookbinding leather. A very friendly team. Open by appointment only.


       Edinburgh Printmakers                                   
       23 Union Street
       Edinburgh EH1 3LR

Established in 1967 as the first open access studio in Britain, Edinburgh Printmakers is an organisation dedicated to the practice of fine art printmaking. They give workshops, exhibitions, there is a gallery and a shop. *Recommended by Thomas Gravemaker



       Glasgow Print Studio                                 
       Trongate 103
       Glasgow G1 5H3

Centre for fine art printmaking. They give workshops, exhibitions, there is a gallery and a shop. *Recommended by Thomas Gravemaker



       Hewit & Sons                                    
       12 Nettlehill Road
       Livingston, West Lothian EH54 5DL    

A leather manufacturer especially famous for their calf, Hewit also sells bookbinding tools, equipment and materials and welcome visitors to their showroom at the factory from Monday to Friday 08.30 - 16.00.

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