Handmade by our expert bookbinders

Built on quality and tradition

Treat yourself to a book that will be treasured for years to come, or given as a most memorable gift.

We take on commissions to create high-quality leather-bound books to our customers specifications.

You are part of the creative process; you select the book, you choose the binding and colour theme. 

choose your book

A bit about us...

Ludlow bookbinders are steeped in the finest traditions of English Craft Bookbinding. Ludlow Rare Books is our latest offering, we are tailoring our service to meet our customers’ vision for their bespoke book design.

We have been crafting leather bound books for over 34 years, using an array of international quality leathers. We offer edge gilding and foil blocking 'in house' produced by our talented team.

Ludlow Rare Books create beautiful books, to be enjoyed and treasured for years to come.

If you have a book in mind, we can advise you on a broad range of colour and material combinations. Simply follow the customisation steps, or contact us to discuss the bespoke leather binding process. 

Email or call us on 01584 878110

Let's Get Started!

First select a title to be rebound, at Ludlow Rare Books we have sourced a selection of first editions and quality copies that are ready to be leather bound. We also accept your own books, simply send us your personal favourite to leather bind. We recommend posting it to us by recorded delivery.

Then it's time to get creative... You can choose the colour of leather, the inner papers design, the blocking of an image, slipcase, and any personalisation.

We have outlined your choices to help guide you along the way.

The cost of the books in our collection are inclusive of the leather binding process, but exclude the cost to personalise or add an intricate blocked image.

Step one: Browse our books or supply your own

Select a book

Step two: Select the binding colours and design


Step three: Enjoy your book

Pick a book from our collection

Book series

Leather bind a collection of books

Still looking...?

Please contact us and we'll do whatever we can to help you. If you can't find a book from our current selection we can source any title for you, or send us a book that you already own.

Are you interested in working with us on a bigger project, or binding a collection of books? If so, please visit Ludlow Bookbinders or email us today to discuss it.

We offer a BOOK REPAIR service for damaged and worn books, please contact us for more information or visit The Index Bindery shop, 5 Bull Ring, Ludlow SY8 1AD or call
01584 876003


Leather bound

Harry Potter

by J. K. Rowling
Leather Bound

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. Tolkein
Leather bound


by Stephenie Meyer
The perfect gift

Ludlow Rare Books

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