booktides

Sharon Thompson

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“get carried away...”

Shop Announcement:

LAST ORDERS DATES FOR XMAS DELIVERY 2017 - yes it's that time again!
(Tartan items not included - unfortunately these can't be guaranteed for xmas delivery. Please get in touch directly to discuss your tartan order delivery dates.)

INTERNATIONAL (everywhere but EU, USA, CANADA & UK): 27th November

EU, USA & CANADA: 4th DECEMBER

UK & IRELAND: 11th DECEMBER

If you're desperate or uncertain do get in touch. We may still be able to get certain ready-made items to you after these dates : )

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About booktides

booktides

Unique hand-bound books made just for you. Get carried away on the booktide...

Books and me - it was love at first sight. Reading them, writing in them, we were always a match!

My first bookbinding project was a raggedly made book held together with sellotape, in which I wrote all the things that made my seven-year-old self happy. The way books were made was a mystery to me then. A few decades & bookbinding courses later, I began making books in my bedroom & was delighted when people bought them! As the business grew, so did the materials and equipment, until I was forced to admit I could no longer see the bed! It was time to get a dedicated studio for what had now become a family business.

Bookbinding is an ancient art and I like to reference that with "olde worlde" touches while adding some modern twists, such as printing photos on bookcloth for baby albums & coming up with new designs for books such as our satchel journals. There was a gap in the market for simple, elegant guestbooks and albums and this has set the style for all the books we now make. As we're based in Edinburgh, Scotland, tweed and tartan covered books were also a must and we take great delight in sourcing customers' family tartans for their special books.

It's so wonderful when a customer shares a special story of how they're going to use their book - for remembrance, celebration, or new beginnings - it's a privilege to play a small part in others' lives. Whether it's a one-off book for an individual, or a wholesale order for a retail store or 200 tweed books for the Scottish government, each project is given the personal touch.

Books have always made me happy and it is a great joy to know my books are now bringing a little happiness to others too.