Books made slowly by hand

Sketchbooks, notebooks and bespoke books made with handmade, watercolour and pattern papers, leather, vellum and linen; celebrating considered design and sustainable, natural materials.

  • Welcome to the bookbinding studio

    Working from my studio in West Somerset, I make books by hand using traditional techniques and archival materials, with a contemporary feel.

  • Enid Marx sketchbook by Celandine Books

    Hand bound sketchbooks and notebooks

    Hand crafted in small batches, these books make excellent travel journals, memory books and guest books as well as sketch/note books, and are perfect for special projects of all kinds.

  • Workshops

    Workshops take place at art centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Each workshop focuses on a particular book structure, with lots of expert tips shared along the way.


"A unique, delicate, personal and beautifully made gift for an anniversary, to be filled with thoughts, photos and memories over the coming years and looked back on by our children in years to come. Thank you Megan for your stunning work. Something different which fit the bill perfectly!"

Handmade Paper Notebook with Vellum Plackets and Coconut Button | Richard

  • Handmade paper notebook with petal paper

  • Hnad bound leather notebook held in hands