Handmade in Somerset
Bespoke seating planners for fine dining
Restoration and Repairs
Antiquarian book restoration
Make a statement
Bespoke edition binding and short runs
Handmade to order
Traditional Craft Bookbinders
The Black Cat Bindery is a traditional craft bookbinders situated near the market town of Castle Cary in the heart of Somerset, UK.
We are a small company with over 30 years’ bookbinding experience. We produce memorable, durable bindings and boxes for every occasion – objects to be treasured for generations. We create bespoke and personalised books, boxes and albums to your specifications using traditional hand-bookbinding equipment, some of which dates back to the Victorian era.
We undertake restoration and repair of antiquarian books as well as fine bindings and limited editions of up to 100 copies. We also make clamshell boxes to measure – whether for protecting antiquarian books or just for storing your paperwork.
We are also one of the few companies in the UK that produce leather table / seating planners; these can be embossed with house names or family crests.
Our international client base ranges from private collectors and university libraries to businesses and public schools, and we ship worldwide using a reputable courier. We also work alongside printers, designers, film and TV companies and photographers to create bespoke products and prototypes.