Book repair and conservation

I offer a repair service for books bound in paper or cloth, and make custom preservation boxes and wrappers for all books. Treatments range from a simple paper repair on a precious document, making a conservation phase box to protect a vulnerable book, or sympathetically re-binding a treasured family heirloom.

Wherever possible, I try to preserve as much of the original binding as I can, in order to retain the original character of the book. All work is carried out using the finest conservation-quality materials and adhesives, and traditional techniques.

Clients include the National Trust, museums and private collections. I am part of a team of bookbinders and paper conservators working on an in-situ library conservation project at All Souls College, Oxford.

Every repair is different. Contact me with details, including images if you can, for an estimate.

  • "Megan stabilised, cleaned and restored a first edition book from 1883 for me. She did an excellent job and the repairs were appropriately sympathetic to the original. Megan was most obliging and totally fair with her charging - I highly recommend her services and level of customer care."

  • Move slow and mend things letterpress poster in bookbinding studio

  • Torn page in children's book being repaired