Our Services

Spiral Path Book Studio Ltd offers a repair, conservation, restoration and bookbinding service for books and paper items.  All work is completed by a fully qualified and Accredited Conservator of the Institute of Conservation, with over 30 years' experience. Our services also include digital imaging of family history material, hand made new leather bindings, archival boxes, exhibition advice and preservation services.  Our services to institutions and private individuals include:
Book conservation & Bookbinding
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.

Bookbinding Classes

All courses will be held in our studio in Langport where attendees will have the opportunity to see examples of bookbinding, book and paper conservation and design bindings.

About Us

Spiral Path Book Studio Ltd consists of co-directors Paul Taylor (Dip Cons, ACR) and Terry Bowden (BA Hons, MA). 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.