Kenneth Newell - Craft Bookbinder

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In my bindery in Kilkeel, Co. Down, I take great care in preserving the traditional craft of hand bookbinding. Working entirely by hand I restore and rebind books and bibles, create new bespoke bindings, and make boxes and slip cases to protect valuable books.  Whether it's a book that is worth money or one that is of sentimental value, every effort is made to ensure its restoration to a usable and beautiful condition. 

Personalized Approach

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Excellence and Professionalism

In the bindery restoration and rebinding would be almost impossible without a good range of hand tools and equipment. From the humble bone folder to the finely engraved brass finishing tools, we have an extensive collection of the "tools of the trade". 

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Quality and Beauty

A beautiful book starts with beautiful materials. Using the finest quality leather along with hand-made marbled papers and other top-quality book cloths, ensure that your book will not only look good but will last for many years to come