Craft and edition bookbinders, book restorers and paper conservators - originally established in Bath in 1878 and now a trading division of Riley Dunn & Wilson Ltd. (Book Binders and Printers)

Cedric Chivers are the names synonymous with some of very best of British bookbinding. For over 130 years the business has supplied highest quality bookbinding and paper conservation services to libraries, museums, academic organisations, publishers, discerning individuals, collectors and antiquarian bookshop proprietors.

The business recently ceased trading, but the name Cedric Chivers and the tradition of fine book binding, edition bookbinding and book conservation lives on in an exciting new development for the previous customers of Chivers brought to you by Riley Dunn & Wilson.

From November 2010 the majority of Chivers Bookbinders, Chivers-Period and Cedric Chivers customer\'s orders, works and accounts have been transferred to the well known national and international firm of Riley Dunn & Wilson Limited. We employ over 70 staff skilled and experienced in library and edition binding, book and paper conservation, digitisation and book printing and facsimile reproduction operating from facilities in Falkirk, Scotland and Huddersfield, England in the UK. Riley Dunn & Wilson was originally founded in 1897 and has considerable experience and skill at producing all the work formerly undertaken at the Chivers facilities in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Former Sales Manager of Chivers Bookbinders, Gerry Beale, now acts an agent to Riley Dunn & Wilson for Cedric Chivers' customers and should be contacted as follows:

Tel: 07948 349222 / 0117 9868615

Email :

Gerry Beale is available to handle all new enquiries as well as organising collection arrangements, orders and estimates from existing customers and can let you know more about this exciting development for Cedric Chivers\' customers. Gerry Beale will be acting on behalf of Riley Dunn & Wilson to produce new recommendations of treatments, estimates and progress all orders and return of work to customers on completion in a timely fashion. Gerry will be pleased to make arrangements to visit you as necessary to discuss future orders, return your work personally or outline additional bespoke services which may now become available to you as a result of the new trading relationship developed with Riley Dunn & Wilson.

Services now available include:

Craft bookbinding
Fine edition binding
Leather binding and book repairs
Journal and magazine part binding
Register, examination and report binding
Thesis and dissertation binding
Reference and Local History rebinding
Special binding
Newspaper binding
Scanning and digitisation
OCR and digital indexing
Conservation of books, paper, bindings, maps, manuscripts and documents
Bespoke boxing and preservation folders, phase boxes, enclosures, fasciculing, slip cases and mounting
Book restoration
Facsimile reproduction
Limited edition publishing
Short run and on-demand book printing and binding
Cased edition and paperback binding
Book printing
Book distribution
Publishing services
Book marketing
Disaster recovery
Grant-aid application assistance
Slip cases, Solander boxes, phase boxes and bespoke preservation boxes
This website will be expanded and developed in due course and if you have any contributions or comments to make please make use of the comments section or contact Gerry Beale.

We look forward to continuing to provide a reputable service to all Chivers customers and thank you for your support.