Published annually and distributed free to members, BOOKBINDER is the society’s flagship journal. First produced in 1987, it features articles on a wide range of topics. As well as the many practical, artistic and historical aspects of bookbinding, other book- and binding-related subjects are also covered.

BOOKBINDER also regularly contains step-by-step, picture-based tutorials as well as contributions by – or about – some of our most renowned and respected binders.

Several recent bindings by SoB members are featured in each issue and, every other year, the journal includes a comprehensive review of the society’s International Bookbinding Competition.

Back issues of those volumes still in print are available from the J. Hewit & Sons website.

If you would like to submit an article, please contact the editors:   bb.editor @

An index of volumes 1 – 30 of BOOKBINDER in PDF form can be viewed/downloaded here.