Custom Made Books for Gifts & Occasions

If you're wanting a unique book to give as a gift, or for a special occasion, we have lots of ideas to help you! As well as binding the book we can also can edit, typeset and print it in-house if required, making the process very simple and straightforward. The wide variety of skills among our staff, together with our many years of experience, means that Otter Bookbinding will be able to make something to suit any budget that will fit the bill perfectly. We are quite happy either to follow your instructions religiously if you have a clear idea of what you want, or to offer as much creative input and inspiration as you need to make something really special.

“I received Albert’s book today, and it's lovely. Thank you so much for getting it just right, I am so pleased with it! You really have done our memories justice.“ 
R. Laws


There are few gifts as special as a unique, custom-made book. It could be as simple as a notepad or sketchbook for a creative friend, or a specially bound copy of the works of the writer in the family. Alternatively, a copy of an existing book which has special meaning for the recipient can be bound in any of a wide variety of styles to make a gift they will love and turn to over and over again. 

Other popular gifts we make are diaries, travel journals, log-books for sailors and aviators, and notebooks for people with interests such as gardening, cooking or wine tasting.  Because we print as well as bind, the inside of the book can be laid out and customised every bit as much as the cover.

Books For Special Occasions

Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, Awards etc.

A beautiful and unique book is the perfect way to mark those milestones in life. We have many years experience in making wedding albums, christening books, and keepsakes to commemorate special occasions such as retirement and award presentations. We can cater to a wide variety of budgets and a huge range of taste and styles, and can also help you with the layout, typesetting and printing of the inside of the book if required. 

"Just a quick email to say how much my father enjoyed his 90th birthday present.  There is little he needs nowadays, but the book really thrilled him. So – a big thank you for the speed and help you gave me in producing this last minute idea. I hope to be back soon – with less pressing orders!"

Wedding Albums

It can be difficult to find an album 'off the shelf' that is the right match for the style and look of your wedding. We can make you a wedding album with a difference — individually designed and tailor-made for you. Leather, suede, cloth, wood, carbon fibre — the possibilities are limited only by your imagination! Inside the covers we can give you anything from blank pages ready for your photos, to a fully custom made service where the pictures are arranged and printed for you onto beautiful paper, creating a genuinely classy and unique memento of your big day.

All our photo albums are made to the highest standard with interleaving sheets of glassine paper and compensating guards to protect your precious photographs for years to come, and to display them to best effect.