Alan Isaac Rare Books

Alan Isaac is the founder and Principal of Oxford Bookbinders. Alan has a Diploma in Fine Bookbinding and Paper Conservation from Guildford College, where he was awarded the Hewitts Prize for his work.

Alan Isaac

Following College, Alan gained invaluable experience working at the University of Durham library bindery and at the Surrey Records Office in the bindery and conservation studio.

Alan has worked independently for more than 10 years developing his own private practice for a diversity of clients.

Beyond binding, Alan has pursued his interest in the history of the craft and of those who have practised it, as well as those who continue to do so. He edited the Bookbinder, the flagship journal of the Society of Bookbinders, from 1998 – 2000 and continues to be a frequent contributor to the journal.

Alan has written widely on bookbinding and has had articles published in a number of specialist publications.