January 2024

Paul Delrue


We are saddened to announce the passing of founding member and Patron of the Society of Bookbinders and Fellow of Designer Bookbinder, Paul Delrue. He was a superb and unique bookbinder with a huge catalogue of work behind him. He will be sadly missed by his extensive network of bookbinding friends and colleagues, and especially the many binders whom he taught and who went on to achieve success in their own right. He was irreverent, empathetic, loveably eccentric, and hugely talented. He leaves a significant hole in the world of bookbinding.