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Traditional Book Binding

World Leading Academic Bookbinders

Bookbinders of distinction since 1872

We are award-winning bookbinders with unrivalled heritage boasting 148 years of experience in traditional and academic bookbinding.

2020 marked a new chapter for two of the most established and prestigious bookbinding businesses in the UK; Hollingworth & Moss and Spink & Thackray.

We joined forces to make one unified brand with one mission – provide high quality bindings for libraries, academic institutions and other sectors.

By combining two of the biggest names in bookbinding under the Spink & Thackray brand, the business now offers a wider variety of products and services to meet all requirements.

Based out of premises in Leeds, our highly skilled team allow us to provide a range of services from book binding to foil blocking through to conservation and digitisation.

Our Services


Library Binding

Spink and Thackray has been successfully binding journals for Universities for well over seventy years, enabling us to perfect the craft of turning printed parts into fully bound journals.


Thesis & Dissertations

Completing a thesis or dissertation is an incredibly proud moment for any scholar or student and what better way to mark the occasion than by having your work professionally printed and bound.

Menu Covers

The restaurant industry is highly competitive and it’s not just what is on the menu that counts but the menu cover itself, with menu design now a key part of the dining experience.


Spink & Thackray has a dedicated conservation and restoration department that is staffed by some of our most skilled craftsmen and craftswomen.

Presentation Boxes

Presentation boxes are a great way of adding a touch of theatre and luxury to any item that you wish to present, whether it be a menu, book, invitation or even the keys to a new car.

Foil Blocking

Foil blocking is both a science and an art, and here at Spink & Thackray our craftsmen and craftswomen have spent decades mastering the technique.


Spink & Thackray has been working with libraries across the UK for many years, providing these institutions with binding, rebinding, restoration and digitisation services.


Whether you are a hotel, restaurant, bar, café or nightclub, the menu you provide your guests needs to be just as delicious as the food and drink that is described on it.


Our corporate bookbinding and printing services are aimed at organisations looking to stand out from their rivals through luxurious products that carry their name.