Paul C Delrue   1944 - 2024

It is with great sadness that we must inform customers that Paul Delrue passed way in early January after a period of ill health, aged 79. Being a bookbinder for nearly 65 years he leaves a great void in our close-knit profession and will be deeply missed by many. His business will continue however with work being carried out by Adam Jurkojc who has worked beside Paul for the past ten years or so, and who brings the same care, quality and craftsmanship that customers have come to expect.

Paul C Delrue  Bookbinder
Patron of The Society of Bookbinders
Expert craftsmanship in tr
aditional bookbinding
With nearly sixty years experience in traditional bookbinding, Paul Delrue is amongst the most respected and well known bookbinders in the UK, if not the world. A long-standing Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and founding member of the Society of Bookbinders, Paul continues to delight his clients with the quality of his workmanship and artistic creativity. Supported by his colleague Adam Jurkojc, Paul can help you if you have a book or Bible in need of repair, want a replacement binding for an old book  or perhaps offer you a remarkable, bespoke and unique design binding for a favourite volume.

Whatever your bookbinding needs, contact Paul Delrue.

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Book and Bible Repairs

If your book or Bible is damaged or falling apart - maybe the spine or boards are detached - we could help to bring it back to life

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Design Bindings

To explore the world of Paul Delrue's incredible design bindings - see examples and find out how to commission something a bit special

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New or Replacement Bindings

Whether you have written your own book or perhaps have a favourite volume which needs a nice binding in a traditional or contemporary style

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'My Soul Has No Friends' is Paul's extraordinary collection of stories and remembrances from his unconventional beginnings at St Vincent's Boys Home in Feltham through to his development as a renowned master bookbinder. Humorous, honest, revealing, unsettling and fascinating in equal measure, this volume includes illustrated examples of Paul's work and is written in Paul's own unique style of storytelling.  

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Boxes, Albums and Bespoke Work
If you have a requirement for a bespoke album, scrap book, journal or other item of stationery, we can help. Similarly, if you need a tailor-made box or slip case to protect a special volume, contact Paul to discuss the options available.  

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Techniques & Methods
Information about some of Paul's unique approaches, developed of decades of design bookbinding, including his 'Lacunose' and 'Tudor-Style' techniques can be found here. 

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