Spiral Path Book Studio Ltd offers a repair and conservation service for rare books, paper and archives.  All work is completed by a fully qualified and Accredited Conservator of the Institute of Conservation, with over 30 years' experience working in professional institutions and as a freelance conservator.
We repair and conserve the following:
  • books, bibles, albums and diaries from the 13th century onwards
  • maps
  • plans
  • manuscripts including treatment to vellum and parchment
  • letters
  • certificates
  • ephemera
Our services also include digital imaging of family history material, hand made new leather bindings and boxes, exhibition advice and preservation services.

Our Services

Our services to institutions and private individuals include:


Book conservation
Rare and antiquarian books, family Bibles, photo albums, scrapbooks, diaries.


Paper & archive conservation

Maps, plans, manuscripts, vellum, parchment, letters, certificates, ephemera.


Digital imaging of family history material

Professional imaging of diaries, letters, paper documents and the supply of digital images.

Preservation services

Archive collection assessments and reports, disaster planning and salvage, environmental monitoring and long term storage advice.

New leather bindings and boxes

Handcrafted, custom-made leather bindings and presentation boxes using contemporary and traditional designs.

Exhibition advice

Custom-made cradles and supports for display of materials, conservation grade mounting of original material.

About Us

Spiral Path Book Studio Ltd consists of Paul Taylor and Terry Bowden.  Paul had been a conservator for 18 years and Terry a social worker in mental health for 15 years before we moved to New Zealand in 2004 for Paul to take up the inaugural post of Preservation Manager for Auckland Council.  Whilst in Auckland we established Spiral Path Book Studio in 2005.   We lived and worked in Auckland for over 13 years, returning to the UK in May 2017.  We have now re-established Spiral Path Book Studio in Langport in Somerset and look forward to being of assistance.