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Covid-19 Operations Update November 9th 2020

Due to flooding earlier in the year and these uncertain times,we are happy to say we are operating online as per usual, the shop is closed to the public until further notice. Royal Mail is collecting our post the next working day after your order is processed.

Last posting dates for Christmas:
These are the absolute last posting dates for Christmas (but we cannot guarantee delivery times). We recommend that you order as soon as possible especially during the current climate.
Service Last Postage Date
UK Standard (Royal Mail)Sunday 20th December
UK Express (Royal Mail)Tuesday 22nd December
Western Europe (Royal Mail)Friday 11th December
Rest of World (Royal Mail)Friday 4th December
UK Parcelforce 48hrMonday 21st December
UK Parcelforce 24hrTuesday 22nd December
Western Europe / Rest of World ParcelforceFriday 11th December
Please note Royal Mail has suspended delivery to a few countries – more information here: If your country is listed as ‘on suspension’ you are very welcome to order and we will ship as soon as we can.

Special Offer

20% discount on books with Leather Binding in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code LEATHST at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 7th December 2020

Browse current stock of Leather Binding books in this offer

We aim to process orders received before 12 noon on the same business day and take great care packaging your books so that they reach you in the same condition as they leave us!

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