DJ Bookbinders

Professional Bookbinding & Magazine Binding

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Book BindingGold foil lettering

DJ Bookbinders offers a specialist service for binding magazines, periodicals, theses, football programmes, family histories, manuscripts, condolence books etc.

With over 40 years experience, we are always happy to discuss and advise on individual requirements.  See individual sections for a more detailed explanation of the services offered.

Magazine Binding

We bind all types of magazines and journals but over the years have specialised in binding transport magazines. Some of the more popular titles we bind are British Railways Illustrated, Railway Bylines, Steam World, Steam Railway, Railway Observer, Railway Magazine and London Railway Record. Some other popular titles of the non-transport variety are Model Engineer, Engineering in Miniature and British Birds to name but a few. However we can bind any magazine you care to bring us.

Thesis Binding

We offer a standard 5 day hardbound thesis binding service. A pre-booked 3 day service may be available on request.  This will  be bound to comply with the University's specifications for submission copies, or to your instructions for personal copies.

Brass type for lettering

Other Binding

Football Programmes

For over 20 years DJ Bookbinders were well-known for their unique football programme binders.  Production of these original binders ceased in 2002 and we now offer a service to bind modern programmes, with a complete season's home programmes sewn into 2 matching volumes.

If you are interested in our archive quality binders, based on our original design, but with high quality polyester pockets, please go to our binders section for full details of sizes and prices.

We can also "un-bind" old volumes of bound programmes.  Please contact us to discuss this procedure.

Family histories

These are becoming increasingly popular to have bound. The process is the same as for binding a thesis. There is a range of colours to choose from and lettering can be in gold or silver.

Memorial and Condolence Books

These are made to suit the individual customer's requirements. The book can be portrait or landscape, and the cover made in any of the stock colours with a choice of gold or silver lettering on the front.  Should you not be providing your own pre-printed paper we can supply plain white.

Presentation Books

Do you have a special event planned and wish to mark the occasion with a unique present?  Perhaps a significant birthday, a wedding gift  or a "This is your life" type book.  We can bind your manuscript and/or scanned and printed photographs into a beautiful and unique hand-made volume in a choice of colours with gold or silver lettering.

Re-binding old books (not leather)

Lettered bound volumesWe can tidy up and re-case old well-loved favourites. These are treated on an individual basis.  Please contact us to discuss the options available.


If you would like your loose pages skillfully bound into a hardcase volume we would be delighted to advise you on the options available.  Please contact us to discuss your project.


Please contact us with any binding enquiries.  We would be pleased to advise you and give an estimate as to cost.

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