DAD Bookbinders was started in 1981 by Morton Downie in Baltic Chambers in Glasgow following his apprenticeship in Sinclair Wilson and a number of years working for Harper Collins.

The company grew over the years and had many homes around Glasgow and for the past 15 years has settled in Partick, in Glasgow's West End.

In 2012, the business was taken over by Morton's daughter and son-in-law alongside business partner John Allison.

The business has grown a solid reputation over the years for its high level of customer service and a great quality of product. Our dedicated team are fully trained in all aspects of bookbinding, setting us apart from others in our field. We therefore work with everything from Library Special Collections to one off books for individuals and artists.

 
 
 
Bookbinding Studio
Bookbinding gluing machine
Bookbinding sewing machine
Bookbinding hot foil stamping
Sewn brochures
Periodical binding
 
 

What a fab lot they are at Downie Allison Downie ... First my dissertation then an extra little something for my Degree show on Friday 29th May.

Going to sign up for one of their bookbinding and box making classes this summer!
— Anne Walker