Monastic Bound

By choosing monastic binding, you can give your books a life expectancy running into hundreds of years.

As well as elevating the arts of hand-writing and illuminating manuscripts to dizzying heights, medieval monks also gave us one of the most durable book-binding methods ever devised. At FG Marshall, our monastic bindings still follow the original pattern of a rigid spine, with the pages hand-sewn and deep-glued. And as the monks’ own volumes prove, a monastic–bound book properly cared for can be handed down, treasured and enjoyed for centuries to come.

Monastic binding offers you:

  • A beautiful book that’s completely handmade, and totally unique
  • Many opportunities to add personal touches, decorations and embellishments 
  • The chance to create an heirloom that will endure for generations