Conservation and Restoration

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

The incredible Spink & Thackray team combine their incredible talents and unrivalled experience with traditional methods and modern materials, we are able to restore almost any document, journal, binding or book.

We can repair both the paper and the binding, retaining the book’s character while ensuring it is durable and can be read and re-read for many years to come.

Our conservation and restoration services cover all areas, from binding to digitisation where we can scan covers and pages and re-print and re-bind the book or journal.


A Trusting Hand

We have been providing our book conservation and restoration services to clients including universities, libraries and museums for many years now.

We also work with individuals seeking to repair books, journals, bindings and documents with great sentimental value, such as books from their childhood.




years experience & 1872 established


Thank you for restoring our family copy of Fox’s Journal. You have made it again a beautiful object in its own right. Every one who has seen it is delighted with it.

Craftsmanship is everything.

Malcolm (Customer)

Surprise Surprise Love Letter Binding

Surprise Surprise Love Letter Binding Digitised original ‘love Letters’ World War Veteren 3 We had the opportunity to work with TV show Surprise Surprise, hosted by Holly Willoughby. It was certainly a Surprise Surprise for one war veteran when he …


Westfield Memorial Village Digitisation Services

Binding (Preserving) – War Memorial Village Minutes De-bind, Restore pages, Digital Preservation inc PDF / OCR and re-bind original content into fine Leather-bound Volumes including marbeled endpapers 3 The archive at the Westfield War Memorial Vi …


The Limehouse Golem Film Props

We had the opportunity to work on a few book props for the film The Limehouse Golem. The film follows Bill Nighy’s character John Kildare as he investigates a serial killer who has left notes about the murders inside a Book of ‘Collected Essays by Thomas De Quincey’.


Here at Spink & Thackray we understand that items sent to us for conservation and restoration require the utmost care and respect, and that is exactly what we provide.

This means that when using our book repair and book restoration and conservation services you can be confident that your items are in the best possible hands.

Not only will they be treated with the care and respect they deserve while we work on them, they will be returned to you as good as new and ready to be re-read and re-used.

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