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Booktides was born in 2010 after I noticed the uninspiring guest books on offer on the High Street. The manufactured books all looked the same and seemed too impersonal for special occasions like weddings and remembrance. My first linen guest books proved popular and from there I looked to incorporate Harris tweed and family tartans. Photo albums followed, then notebooks. There really is no end to designing books which are not only useful but beautiful too. Besides our ever-evolving lines of books and albums, we make books bespoke and get take satisfaction in working with customers to make their special book.


Now a small family business, we've made and sent our hand-bound books all over the world, filled orders for retail outlets and even the Scottish Parliament. Whether the order is small or large, we can't wait to hear from you and see what the booktide brings next...

With Best Wishes,



We've supplied handbound books to retail outlets and even the Scottish Government. Whether you're after 10s or 100s of books, contact us for our wholesale prices.


We get great satisfaction in making that special book for customers. Take a look at our Bespoke page or browse our listings, most of which have bespoke options.

Booktides Bindery

Our wee studio is set down a cobbled lane in Conservation House in Morningside Edinburgh. If you would like to visit us to discuss having a book made or just to have a look around our little bindery and say hello, we'd love to see you. Contact us to make a time.