handmade by our expert bookbinders

Built on quality and tradition

We take on unique commissions to create high-quality leather-bound books to your specifications.

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

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

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 recorded delivery.

Then it's time to get creative... 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.

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


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.


Leather bound book series

We leather bind series of books, or the complete works by your favorite author 

The books can be bound in a uniform colour, as seen in the examples above, we used a beautiful tan leather with coloured labels on the spine. The book titles and author is blocked in gold on the spine with gilt outer edges.
These books look smart in any library collection, they are preserved in good condition for years to come, to be admired and enjoyed.
On specific projects we are able to quote a special price when multiple books are leather bound for a collection.
(Above, leather bound set of Harry Potter books, by JK Rowling, the complete works of the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the Twilight saga by Stephanie Mayer)