Fine Bookbinding by Tudor

Fine Bookbinding is a craft which takes many years to perfect. At Tudor in Leicester we take extra care with your project, no matter how small or large it is.

Tudor Bookbinders ~ providing care and attention to each and every book

With decades of experience, Tudor are in the fortunate position to be able to bind and restore books in most styles, using both new and established methods. Whether it is a short run private publication or an old family bible, the same amount of care and attention to detail is taken over every project.



    The joining of folded book sections with thread to produce a more sturdy bookblock.


    Short-Run Case Binding

    Manufacture of Hard Back Books, with square spines, using paper/cloth and board.


    Fine Leather Binding

    Processes evolved over the centuries, producing hand-made leather covers in their various configurations.



    Repairing and restoring of old books and manuscripts to get them to a useable state, keeping as much of the original as possible or rebinding in the original style.

From printed sheets supplied by you, Tudor can produce thesis or dissertation bindings to match the standards of most Universities and Colleges.

  • £35.00 per copy - 3 working days
  • Plastic comb bound - no blocking £15.00
  • Plastic comb bound - with blocking £25.00
  • Soft bound - no blocking £20.00; with blocking £30.00
  • Two lines of blocking are included in each price. Extra lines will be charged at £8.00 per line.

Bookbinding Projects

As can be seen from the photographs, Tudor has the expertise to be able to replicate and restore books to match the original covers. We also undertake projects using modern materials to give a contemporary look to both Hard-back and Soft-bound publications. With much of the work being done by hand, the time and care taken over each books shows in the finished item.

Top Tip Cards

We are always filled with con­fi­dence when our of our print­ers tells us they will be using Tudor to fin­ish the job. We have some exact­ing require­ments which often require spe­cial­ist fin­ish­ing. The work you have done for us has always been of the high­est standard.

How­ev­er, I am writ­ing to say that the qual­i­ty of the box mail­er you pro­duced for our client exceed­ed all of our expec­ta­tions and is of the very high­est stan­dard. I sensed while I was work­ing with you, how dif­fi­cult the brief was, but your team (Mick in par­tic­u­lar) remained unflap­pable and com­mit­ted to releas­ing noth­ing to us that was­n’t per­fect. That atti­tude is a cred­it to your pro­fes­sion­al­ism and we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to work with you. Our client has told us how impressed they are with the work, which is one of the rea­sons we all do what we do!

Asgoo Pirbhai, Reach Marketing


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