“You can’t buy love but you can buy handmade and that is kind of the same thing.” Anon

Books n Boxes is for those who appreciate beautiful stationery. Each and every book or box I create has been made with love, using time honoured, traditional methods and quality materials.

Books n Boxes on Etsy

I have a selection of one off books and boxes available in my Etsy shop. Follow the link to see the full range of items for sale.

I am also happy to discuss any customised commissions, and can give you a quote via email on my contact page

Christmas is coming….

The whole day was a great pleasure and it more than met my expectations. I am absolutely delighted to have put together such a beautiful handmade book, all due to Ken’s skill and excellent teaching. Ken is a most gracious host. Any nervousness on my part disappeared the instant I met him. With clarity of instruction and demonstration, the complex steps appeared relatively simple to follow. Yet, his ever watchful eyes caught my numerous errors before they had the chance to do harm. Swift to correct, always encouraging, and with extreme patience and good humour,  his own high standards were never sidelined, ensuring each student left his workshop with a book of beauty to take home. A total joy and deeply appreciated, Ken. 

Elizabeth L

“The introductory workshop on bookbinding and repair was excellent. While being thoroughly enjoyable and interesting, it also proved to be very good from an educational perspective – I really did feel that I learned a lot about the subject. (The tea and cake was very good too.) I do now feel that, once I have sourced a few basic tools and materials, I would be able to make a start on my own, which is a fine result from a one-day workshop. You also very kindly helped point us in the direction of possible suppliers, which really helps.”

Dave L