Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

Launched by Peter Harrington in 2000, The Chelsea Bindery specialises in fine binding, preservation boxes and book restoration

With our highly trained and experienced staff, we offer a traditional leather bookbinding and conservation service. We use hand finishing and the finest materials to ensure a superior product of the highest quality.

We offer a bespoke service in:

  • Traditional leather bookbinding
  • Restoration and conservation of books and paper
  • Box-making

Any queries concerning the Chelsea Bindery can be directed to mail@peterharrington.co.uk

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Emma Doyle

After graduating from the University of Sussex, Emma began her career in the book trade with Classic Bindings, before joining us in 2005. She deals in bindings, literary sets, 20th-century literature, and acts as point-of-contact for The Chelsea Bindery. She also manages our restoration department.

Tony Smith

Tony Smith finished his apprenticeship at Zaehnsdorf in 1990 where he worked until 1998. He joined the Chelsea Bindery as a forwarder in 2000 and is now one of our finishers as well as Bindery Manager.