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Welcome to our Gallery

Below you will find examples of our work.

If you do not see what you want here we can supply any custom product to your exact specifications.

We have a large selection of buckram colours in stock and a wide variety of materials which can be ordered at short notice.view

Buckram colour swatch

We have a large selection of buckram colours in stock and a wide variety of materials which can be ordered at short notice.
Weekly and Day Workshops are availableview

Regular workshop class at Ebberston

Phil Winskill has a weekly workshop class at “The Workshop” in Ebberston, between Pickering and Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Day workshop, “Introduction to bookbinding” classes...

Leather re spines to Masonic journals

These are the first of a set Masonic journals. The spines had deteriorated to such a point they needed new spines. At this stage they have the titling only.

Brass type for a sharp impretion

We have a selection of brass type faces. These give a quality, sharp impression. With “Blocking” directly to the case (rather than the cloth) for a deeper lasting finish.
Rough calf new spine and repaired corners with new solander box to protect bindingview

Spine and corner repair with Solander box

Spine repair using original spine and repaired board corners covered with new leather. With made to measure Solander box for protection and easy transport.

Airbrushed leather cover

Full leather covering, with air brush design, on an address book. THIS BOOK IS FOR SALE.

Decorative books

Set of blank books designed to look good on a shelf.


A selection of Birding World periodicals, ready to send to the individual customers.


Set of periodicals for University lecturer.

Special edition bookbinding

“The Bells of York”. We sowed and bound the books as a traditional rounded and backed binding, then covered with a gained cloth. The case is embossed with the York crest and blocked using gold foil.

Personalised address book

A personalised address book. With 1/4 embossed calf and smooth skiver sides. Embossed with the family name. Includes a made to measure presentation box.

New leather spines to antiquarian books

These are a set of old books, which have been re covered in a traditional style specified by the customer, They have leather (calf) spines, with raised bands making the panels for the title labels.

New leather cover to small bible

A recent new case on a small bible. The case is of thin mill board with round edges covered with black grained calf skin. Raised bands on the spine with blind lines either side and lettered.

Bible repair – Before

Every year we are asked to repair or rebind many bibles. They arrive in many forms. From unbound parts to bindings that have been stored in damp or other improper conditions.

Repaired bible – After

The finished bindings are constructed to be stronger than before, with added strength to the spine and board joints.

Wedding album

Wedding album – 1/4 leather bound, with purple suede sides – Clam shell box, lined with hand made marble paper to match the inside of book.

Hard bound wedding album

Professionally taken and printed wedding pictures – hard bound with laminated picture cover and metal protector corners.

Bible binding

A bible, presented to York Bookbinding as parts, made up of sewn sections. The customer requested the book should be hard bound in the half green goat skin with marble sides & spine panels.

George Orwell 1984 custom book cover

Bound in black embossed calf with raised bands and skiver title labels. The front board has an Airbrush design of an eye looking out of the book covered with clear Velum.

Wedding DVD and CD holders

Various samples of our own design DVD/CD holders, which can be produced in any of our selection of cloths. Then lettered on the front to show the contents. Ideal for wedding pictures and presents.

A romantic present

Customers courtship e mails to girl in Hawaii – Full bound in purple goat skin with an airbrush colour picture of an Hibiscus flower on the front and gold lettering.

The Dragon Tree

“The Dragon Tree”. A special edition hard binding of this wonderful book. Written and illustrated by Irma Gemmell.

Another completed bible

Another completed bible. We seem to have had more bibles this year than ever. Rarely two are the same!

Antiquarian papers

Antiquarian papers, hand sewn, then hard bound in 1/2 buckram and hand made marble sides. Blocked in gold on the spine.

Commissioned set of poems

Commissioned set of poems – Printed by a local printer – Then 1/4 bound in green goat skin and raised bands on the spine, with title labels on skiver in the panels. Hand made marble sides.