DJ Bookbinders

Professional Bookbinding & Magazine Binding

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About Us

Bookbinding WorkshopDave Roberts is the proprietor of DJ Bookbinders which has specialised in hardcase book, thesis and magazine binding for nearly 40 years.  Dave served his apprenticeship with Reliance Bookbinding before establishing DJ Bookbinders in 1979 and in recent years has been assisted by his wife Liz.

Previously located in St Albans, DJ Bookbinders moved to Harmans Cross (near Swanage) in Dorset in 2004.

In 2014 we made the decision to work "seasonally" - binding during the winter and taking advantage of the naturally quieter summer months to achieve a better work/life balance.


FROM 1ST OCTOBER - 31ST MARCH we will be delighted to welcome personal callers at our premises and our normal opening hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 1pm Saturday.  We are generally closed on Tuesdays.  Occasionally the workshop may be closed if we are making a delivery or collecting materials etc. so if you are making a special journey and travelling some distance to visit us please email or phone in advance.

If you are unable to visit our workshop we can offer a complete postal service.  Full details of prices for delivery and the optional collection service can be found on our prices page.

Customer Comments

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Image submitted by a customer from the United States of America.

Mr M. of Exmouth (Rebinding 'Blue Star Line') - "A very satisfactory job and worthy of the men commemorated in the volume".

Mr Hardy via the website - "My bound volume of photographs you did for me and the "Purple Book" were well received in Tokyo and are currently in the Cultural Affairs Department of the British Council !!!!"

Mr Carpenter  via the website - " have bound countless copies of M.E. and M.E.W. for me plus others. They occupy many feet (metres?) of my library shelving and look splendid!"

Mrs McNeill by letter - "Many thanks for such a beautiful job on The Imperial Dictionary.  I can now use it more easily and it looks very smart".

Mr Hurst by letter  - "That's what I call service! ..As always a good job done.  Thank you"

Mr Pegg (binding 5 copies of British Railways Illustrated) - "Another superb job!"

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