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Traditional Bookbinding by Paul C Delrue
 
 
 
 
Paul C Delrue
If you have a treasured volume or favourite book which deserves to be brought back to its former glory, or given a boost with a fabulous new binding, talk to Paul Delrue.
    
Paul C Delrue is widely acknowledged as one of the worlds most prolific and successful design bookbinders as well as a highly proficient traditional hand binder, repairing and restoring damaged and worn bindings and favourite volumes.
Using both traditional and contemporary bookbinding techniques, Paul has created stunning and evocative bindings for five decades and his award winning work graces collections around the world.
 
 
'MY SOUL HAS NO FRIENDS'
A Childhood Remembered
By Paul C Delrue
   
 
An intimate and revealing portrait of Paul's early life and his road to starting out in bookbinding. This is a collection of fascinating stories and rememberances as told in Paul's irrepressible style - moving, amusing, poignant and heartfelt. Join him on an exploration of his background and begin to understand how one of today's most respected and accomplished bookbinders came to his craft.
 Price: £20.00
Contact Paul to order a copy. Limited edition with a small number of copies available as loose sections suitable for binding. 
 
   
 

 

 
Albums and Personalised Books
He also applies the same level of care and skill to produce special occasion books - retirement books, watercolour albums, presentation volumes, photograph albums and other types of personalised stationery for example. Click Here for more information and a range of quality gift ideas.
  
Gallery
For the first time, a number of Paul's exceptional fine bindings are available for sale online. To see these and to explore a selection of Paul's previous bindings, please go to the Gallery page.
 
 
 
 
 
Repairs & Commissions
For information on book and Bible repairs, re-binds, presentation boxes and other commission work see the Repairs & Commissions page, which includes a price guide for repair work.
  
Training & Bookbinding Courses
If you are interested in learning bookbinding from a world renowned bookbinder, take a look at the Courses & Teaching page or contact Paul directly.
You may also find it of interest  to take at look at some of the bookbinding techniques and approaches Paul has developed. Please refer to the Techniques page, under 'Courses and Teaching'.
  
 
Book and Bible Repairs
 
Do you have a book or Bible in need of some TLC?
Whether it is a beautiful old leather bound book, a family heirloom, a treasured volume or even an old scrap book which need some care and attention, Paul Delrue should be able to help!
 
As these photos suggest, it doesn't matter what condition your book is in, there is almost always something that can be done to restore it. Sometimes the book block itself is split and needs resewing. Sometimes the boards are attractively decorated and need to be repaired and retained, and sometimes you may just want an entirely new binding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You may have a tatty old binding and want to create something really special - a full or partial leather binding for example. Or you may want to keep the look of the old book as near to original as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
Old books and journals can be very special things and are often handed down through the generations. Breathe new life into your old books and Bibles and pass them on to future generations in good, strong and beautiful shape!
 
 
 
 
Call Paul on 01824 707044 for an informal chat
about your repair or re-binding needs.
 
Design Bindings
 
See the Gallery page for a selection of Paul's amazing Design Bindings 
 
 
 
 
 
   Paul C Delrue
   Traditional Hand Bookbinder
 
   Book Repairs and Restoration
    Fine Bindings
    Family Bible Repairs
    Wedding and Photograph Albums 
    Notebooks and Journals
    Presentation Books
    Artist's and Watercolour Books
    Scrap Books and Portfolios
    Presentation Boxes and Slip Cases

    Telephone: 01824 707044
    E-mail: paul@paulcdelrue.com