North East

Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, Cleveland and the counties of Yorkshire

The Society of Bookbinders North East is a small but enthusiastic group, drawing members from several counties.  Its usual meeting place is the Literary & Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne at 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE.

Usually known as the Lit & Phil, the library has its own bindery and hosts a variety of events.  It is an independent library, right in the middle of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The North East Region group supports events around this diverse part of England, from its home in Newcastle to the ancient sity of York, to Leeds and beyond.

Our group is currently recruiting an Events Organiser following Paul Smith stepping down after many years of hard work.  If you’d like to step into this role, Paul will support you.  Please contact our Chairman with a quick email,

Regional Members at their AGM January 2019
Brian Cole reveals the life and career to the famous Victorian bookbinder-entrepreneur, Cedric Chivers


Paul Gailiunas


Helen Kendall


Chris Calver


Christopher Pearson

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Just now the North East Region is in the process of recruiting a new Events Manager, taking over from Paul Smith who did the job so well, for so long.

If you’d like to help out – and Paul will give you all the support you need – please get in touch.