OTD 5 March 1822

The Society of Bookbinders in Edinburgh was formed in 1814, as a relief society for sick and unemployed members. On 5 March 1822 the name changed to the Union Society of Edinburgh Journeyman Bookbinders. The Society continued for 50 years, remaining independent of the Bookbinders Consolidated Union until September 1872 when the two organisations amalgamated […]

Bookbinding Competition open for entries

The National Library of Scotland’s Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition is open for entries. It aims to encourage the practice and development of creative and craft binding skills. For more details see the National Library of Scotland’s website. Details of this year’s themes, and how to enter are available on the National Library’s website.

Bookbinding showcase

You can join the National Library of Scotland online for a virtual showcase of the winning entries for the Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition 2020, which had the 1980s as its theme. You will be able toview the winning designs, and to hear from the bookbinders about their responses to the competition brief and their creative […]