The success and continued positive response to our hand bound notebooks still continues to both suprise and thrill us at Duffy Bookbinders. The demand has increased year on year with the number of stockists continually growing. They are available in a number of gift, craft and bookshops throughout the country. They are also available to purchase from our own bindery on Seville Terrace, so feel free to call in and browse our range.

All our notebooks are bound to the highest standard in our family bindery on Seville Terrace, Dublin. We are a traditional bindery where most of the process is still completed by hand. The notebooks consist of unruled 160gm ivory paper, perfect for both writing and drawing. We use a range of different colour high quality linen finish book cloths. We have two ranges of notebook designs. The Five Lamps and Celtic Collection. All notebooks are available in both A6 and A5 sizes.

Five Lamps

Our original design features an image of The Five Lamps, foiled in black. The Five Lamps is an iconic Dublin landmark situated only yards from our bindery and is a symbol that has been associated with our business over the years. The image of the Five Lamps used in the foiling originates from a line drawing by David McGrath.

Celtic Collection

Our most recent collection of hand bound notebooks features the blind debossing of four well known Celtic designs. They are the Celtic Dara Knot, Triskele, Celtic Cross and Trinity Knot. These designs were all important to the ancient Celtic people with each symbol having significant power and meanings. Even today you will find people who believe in their mystical powers.

If you are interested in stocking our hand bound notebooks please call on 01 8557579 or email for prices or to discuss. The minimum wholesale order is 25 notebooks, which come in a range of different colours. Alternatively, feel free to drop in the bindery to view the notebooks. 

Bespoke Notebooks

If you are a business, organisation, craft shop or are holding an event and are looking for your own bespoke notebook, customised to your own design, we are only more than happy to assist. Along with with your design foiled or blind debossed on the front cover, you can also personalise the front endpaper (first page pasted down against the cover), as well as the band wrapped around your notebook. This makes your notebook a unique gift, promotion or product for your shop, business or event. 

For bespoke notebooks a minimum order of 100 is required. Notebooks are available in A6 and A5 sizes.


It is not always the foiling that creates a unique bespoke notebook. We have also used different materials to create that special customised notebook. Recent examples are using reproduced wallpaper, discovered in the historic 14 Henrietta Street, beautiful luxurious fabric from Magee and from traditional hand weaver Beth Moran, of Ballytoughey Loom on Clare Island.