Exeter & Somerset Bookbinders, Cullompton

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Opening Times

Hours may differ
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 12:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
Opens in  16 h 12 min.
16 h 12 min

We can be available 7 days a week by appointment. Please telephone or email before setting out in order to ensure staff attendance.


Exeter bookbinders are quality craftsmen specialising in the repair of old books. Commissions are undertaken for the production of new books and thesis bindings. No job too small, very reasonable rates, so please make contact in order to make an appointment to visit, or to receive a quotation. Visit our website to see our customers comments, as well as our eminent customer base.
Our bookbinders are Chaim Ebanks and Eric Gray, who between them have over 60 years experience of binding and repairing old books. Our apprentice is Marcus Ebanks. Exeter Bookbinders are experienced in the art of bookbinding and repairs.
They specialise in restoring antique books and binding new. Contact Chaim Ebanks.

Company description
Preserving our Past for Future Generations Exeter Bookbinders are based in Cullompton near Exeter, Devon, close to the M5 and serving the local area. For your convenience you can bring your antique books to our workshop or we can collect from your home or office. To arrange an appointment call 01884 560554 or 07975 702309. Alternatively, you can use our contact form . Chaim Ebanks and Eric Gray have a combined experience of around 60 years between them. You can be confident your precious books will be in safe hands. Chaim says that "bookbinding gives us both pleasure and great satisfaction".
That love and care translates into finished work that you will enjoy for many years. Using traditional methods your book is restored to its original condition, with new materials, but still exhibiting that antique look and style. This is accomplished through original bookbinding methods and the Victorian tools we still use. You can see from the testimonials below that many customers comment on the antique 'look and feel' that this achieves. Chaim Ebanks fell in love with books as a very small child, reading two or three books every week. Inquisitive as to the structure of books, he had rudimentary training, which allowed him to bind his own small books.
As an adult, and running his own IT business, he took 'day release' to expand his knowledge, with tuition from the internationally known Dutch bookbinder, George Janssen. After years of tuition, he proved to be an outstanding student, producing good quality work in both binding and 'finishing' of books (the application of gold lettering and design). Chaim specialises in the repair and rebinding of old volumes, though he will also accept modern commissions. Monica Tobias-Gay - 14.2014 Super work, and very fast service. My 1700s book of Don Quixote now has an even longer lease of life. Jenni - 14.2014 Exeter Bookbinders have excelled themselves in restoring a photo album from the 1930s which was found at the club in a state of dis…
Book Restoration, Bibliophile, Paper Restoration
Bookbinding, Antiquarian books, Thesis, Book Repairs, Antiquarian Book Repairs
Service Areas
Devon, Somerset, Exeter, Bristol
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01823 975324

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