A selection of quality bookbinding and conservation tools you won’t find anywhere else!

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High quality French-style paring knives, complete with sharpening guide, sheath and box. Manufactured in small batches in the UK and hand-sharpened by Arthur. These knives are super sharp and ready to go!

Price: £150 + postage.

Specification: 2mm thick O1 steel (60+Rockwell) which is hard enough to maintain a fine edge but still easy to sharpen.  The cutting edge has a hollow-ground bevel which makes the knife much easier to sharpen by hand. The knife has an ergonomic rose wood handle, mounted on the top, which enables the user to hold the blade at the low angles necessary for leather paring. A simple strop should maintain the edge for many years but when the time comes, the knife is provided with a unique sharpening guide, for use with a water-fed grinding wheel, so the user can re-grind the edge whilst maintaining a consistent radius. The knife is mounted on a protective sheath for safety and to help preserve the sharp edge. For guidance on sharpening a French paring knife please see my YouTube video Here.

Availability: In stock.

Review: “It’s lovely. Thank you for the clever housing and packaging. My first sharp knife – it works beautifully THANK YOU”  Wanda Robins, Book Conservation Student.

Hand crafted in the UK, these unique paste pots are designed especially for bookbinders and conservators with an integrated brush rest in the rim.

Price: £35 + postage.

Size: 80mm diameter.

Colours: Green; Pink; Grey; Yellow.

Availability: In stock.

Gift voucher

Give the gift of a workshop at Green’s Books with one of our beautifully hand-printed gift vouchers.

Vouchers may be redeemed as payment for bookbinding or conservation workshops throughout the year. Workshops must be pre-booked and vouchers used within 12 months of issue.

Availability: In stock.





Leather-covered weightLeather-covered steel weights in two sizes; a small general purpose weight, and a large sewing weight ideal for holding sections in place whilst working on a sewing frame.

Price: Large: 30.00 + postage. Small: £12.50 + postage.

Size: Large (sewing weights): 200mm x 40mm x 17mm. Small: 25mm x 50mm x 20mm.

Colours: Blue; Green; Red; Black.

Availability: In stock.



English Bookbinding Styles, 1450-1800: A Handbook / David Pearson.

London; Newcastle, DE: The British Library; Oak Knoll Press, 2005

Condition: A near fine copy lacking dust jacket.

Price: £50


High quality bookbinder’s strop.

Availability: Coming soon.

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