Paul C Delrue - Bookbinder

Design Bindings
Below are a small selection of unique design bindings by Paul Delrue.
For more information on any of the bindings below or to discuss a commission, please contact Paul directly - contact details are at the bottom of the page.

The professional organisation for design binders, of which Paul Delrue is a Fellow, is Designer Bookbinders. 
For more information, their website is:

Featured Recent Bindings:

On The Black Hill

My latest design binding, I have finished off by adding Lewis and Benjamin Jones. A wonderful Welsh novel. The faces are coloured with acrylic for which I thank 'Lord' Malkin and his wonderful demonstration at Bath. But I just had to do it myself, I think it comes off. Ruthin 2019.

The Wind in the Willows

Bound in 'tudor style' leather with multiple leather onlays. Blind, gold and carbon tooling and hand lettered title to the spine

The Man Booker Prize For Fiction 2018 

Each year, the authors of the six shortlisted books in the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction are presented with a design binding of their book at the awards ceremony. Six Fellows of Designer Bookbinders are selected each year to take part. 

In 2018, Paul Delrue was invited to create a design binding of 'The Milkman' by Anna Burns. This book went on the win the competition, with the judges being unanimous in their decision. Anna walked away with the £50,000 prize as well as Paul's wonderful binding. 

Paul's binding is in full green Harmatan goatskin, bound in his own simple 'tudor style' with black leather onlays and tooled detail. The edges are decorated with acrylics and the book was presented in a bespoke drop-back box.

'Alone on The Great Wall'

'Shakespeare's Sonnets'

'A Shropshire Lad'

'Death in Venice'

'Cider with Rosie'

'The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas'

'Sweet Thames Run Softly'



'Peter Pan'

'Sacred Hunger'

Headband - 'Sacred Hunger'

'Age of Chivalry'

'Last Nights of Paris'

'To kill a Mockingbird'

'Pieces for Peace'

'Moonlight at the Globe'

'Childrens Games'


'Auto Course'