Just because we are in Currumbin QLD does not mean we can't fix your book, email me some photos and I can quote your book without it even leaving your house, we restore books from all over the World.


iPad Covers, start at $75.00

Please click the TV to the left to see a utube video of Milton Watkins restoring an old Family Bible, 12 hour restoration sped up to around just over a minute, please leave a comment after you have viewed it,


Other Recent Restorations

Restoration Video below, see how I do it!

Below is a video I made, its the restoration of an old family Bible, it had been stored in a shed for nearly 40 years and was badly damaged, so much so that the cover was almost totally destoryed, but we managed to save it and incorporate it into a new cover by inlaying the front & back of the saved leather into the new leather cover, Please click the TV below and it will take you to utube.

Dedicated to the Customer to Produce the Finest Craftsmanship and the Unique

Skills to bring a Book back to Life and to Protect Every Word and Thought.


Miniture Books the size of a match stick, fully bound in real Leather and Gold Blocked.


Before & After views of a Family Bible Fully Retored.


The Bible to the left was a Binding that we were commisioned to Bind for the Popes Visit to Sydney in 2008, there were 4 copies made, one of which was presented to the Pope.


Yes we do Gold & Silver Blocking, names on Wallets, Brief Cases, ipad Covers etc

Specialist in Thesis Binding, prices start from $75.00 plus GST per copy.




iPad covers


Thesis Bindings

Bible Bindings

Custom Bindings

Log Book Covers

Desk Leather Inlays


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Contact Us

Welcome to the Website of BALLARAT BOOKBINDING Now located in Currumbin, Queensland

Specialist in Fine Leather Bindings,Restoration of Old Books &

Custom Binding of New Books.Thesis Bindings, Repairs to all types of Books,

Specialist in Bible repairs and Restorations.Hot Foil & Gold Blocking & Embossing.

Milton Watkins 35 years qualified bookbinder.

We have a private studio in Currumbin,

Gold Coast,

Queensland Australia

By appointment only.

0438 876 467

Email: bbsp01@bigpond.com


I also make custom bound iPad covers, they look like books, some modern, some very old, some bound in REAL Leather too! Can custom bind simple cloth bound covers for schools, from $55.00 plus GST, a little bit extra will get your school logo de-bossed on the front cover, To see more CLICK HERE