Job Opportunities

Time for a change...

Book/Paper Conservator required in Oxfordshire

We are currently looking for a book/paper conservator to join our expanding team. With the New Year of 2020 maybe you too are looking for a dynamic change and an opportunity to join our book restorers and conservators.

We have a purpose built bindery with a dedicated conservation room. Set in a quiet rural setting only 4 miles north of Oxford. There is free parking on site and public transport links between Oxford and London via Oxford Parkway using the S3 Woodstock bus links.

We would require accredited qualifications and proven evidence based practice skills in paper conservation and hand book binding. This is an opportunity for our business too, to expand in book restoration.

The position is full time, i.e. 37.5 hours per week; but flexible working within our open hours, Monday - Friday 08.00-16.30 would be considered.

Please contact Ian Barnes 01865 451940

Book Works, London

Book Works Studio is a leading Bookbinders specialising in making books and boxes for all areas of the creative arts. Based in Central London we are offering a full-time position for someone who is specifically experienced in leatherwork, but also other aspects of bookbinding and boxmaking.

The rate of pay will be between £27-£32K p.a. Start date is negotiable.

Applicants should contact Rob Hadrill at rob@bookworks.org.uk for any further information.

Partner for established bindery, North Wales

- must love books, politics & the Welsh language
- must be keen, if not a bookbinder, to learn hand-sewing, hot foil blocking & other worthwhile skills.

For further information, please contact:
BOOKBANE, Felin Fawr, Bethesda LL57 4YY
01248 600 632

Traditional Craft Bookbinding Business For Sale, Thame, Oxforshire

For SaleAfter a total of 14 years of successful trading, Kew Bookbinding in Thame is selling up and is now open to offers.

We have been featured on the BBC's Escape to the Country, on BBC Radio and in the local press several times and have, over the years, bound some very prestigious works. We have customers who have been with Malcolm Kew, who trained at the British Library, for over 30 years.

For more detailed information, go to our website and click on the NEWS tab at www.kewbookbinding.co.uk/,
or email malcolmkew@mac.com directly for a sales brochure.

Intertype line caster for free, Heidelberg Windmill and some letters are for sale, Germany

The Oberreuter printing company in 07937 Zeulenroda-Triebes (Germany, approx. 130 km from Leipzig) is dissolving its more than 100-year-old composing room. An Intertype line caster is for free, a Heidelberg Windmill, a lot of typefaces in lead and wood and type cases are for sale.

For further information, please visit

Opportunities at the Chelsea Bindery in London

We are always interested in hearing from experienced bookbinders who might have something to contribute to our team.

Please send CVs to emma@peterharrington.co.uk

Booked Images, Wokingham

We are a local bindery specialising in hand crafted photo books. We are looking for an apprentice to join us. We are based in Wokingham which is near Reading in Berkshire. We are quite desperate for a binder or a trainee book binder to help our head binder, especially for our Christmas rush.

For further information, please contact Nicole Sheard at:

Booked Images
Unit 9, Barkham Grange, Barkham Street, Barkham
Nr Wokingham
RG40 4PJ

Tel: 0118 976 2796
Email: nicole@bookedimages.com

Ludlow Bookbinders, Shropshire

Trainee Bookbinder needed

- Enthusiasm for making beautiful books and attention to detail are the key skills for this position.
- Assistance with finding accommodation given.
- Full time position available immediately.

Please e mail CV to
Paul Kidson at ludlowbookbinder@btconnect.com

Hand Bookbinder/Gold Finisher, Crayford, Kent

We are a small bookbinding company specialising in hand restoration and binding of books and paper conservation. We also make bespoke boxes. Our customer base is mainly institutions and Library collections. We have a vacancy for a hand bookbinder/gold finisher

Key Tasks
- Preparation work necessary for conservation of books and manuscripts prior to binding, including pulling, cleaning, conservation, pressing, collating and sewing.
- Ability to produce all styles of binding; rebacks, rebinds, library style, account books. Quarter, half and full bindings in leather and buckram.
- Hand gold finishing in gold leaf/foil, both in type and hand letters.

- Previously worked within a hand bookbinding environment.
- An excellent understanding of all aspects of handbinding and gold finishing.
- Good eye for detail.

Please contact Ken Cook at The Bookends Bindery - bookendsbindery@izrmail.com

Teaching Opportunities at the London Centre for Book Arts

Come and teach at the LCBA! The centre is looking to add more workshops to their schedule. If you have an idea for a workshop to teach at the Centre, please let them know by filling in the form on their web site.

You can see examples of their current workshops at londonbookarts.eventbrite.co.uk

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