North East

North East
3 years ago

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’s 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


25 Hedley Terrace

Helen Kendall


5 Kempston Way
The Glebe
TS20 1RH

Chris Calver


212 Jesmond Dene Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Christopher Pearson

North East Region Webmaster


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Long Stitch Binding 1-day Workshop

online via Zoom

In this one day workshop we will produce simple card covers and create multiple different patterns of long stitch. This is a wonderful adhesive free structure that can create a...

Drum Leaf Binding Workshop

online via Zoom

In this full day workshop you will create a drum leaf binding with Bradel style covers. You will receive a kit with all the relevant materials and will be shown...

Conservation Enclosures

Southern Bookcrafts Club, Winchester

Conservation housing and enclosures are an essential weapon in the preservation armoury.  This two-day course will cover various types of conservation enclosures, such as phase wrappers and their variations, archival...

Vellum Binding with Kathy Abbott

Brittons Ash Community Hall, Bridgewater Road,
Bathpool,, Taunton TA2 8FT United Kingdom

During this two-day course, you will learn how to make a blank book with a vellum 'Clip-on-cover Binding' - one of the structures devised by Kathy for her work with...



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.