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We are Marcus and Paula, the duo behind Something for Keeps. Situated in the heart of the Margaret River Region, WA, we offer a range of services including;

  • Book Repair and Restoration

  • Conservation of books and documents

  • Short Run Publishing

  • Artisan Bookbinding

  • Training and Workshops

  • Creative Bookbinding Kits

Our fully functional bindery utilises traditional antique tools and modern techniques. We specialise in artisan and fine bookbinding with a particular emphasis on book repair, restoration, and conservation.

Each and every one of our artisan books are individually, and lovingly, designed and handmade by us, using traditional bookbinding techniques.


We do it the slow way, taking time and care to create a functional and beautiful product, made to last. 

In our books and journals you will find high quality, unique items, meant to be treasured, made to last the test of time - something, quite literally,  for keeps.

Now you know the story behind our journals, let's begin yours....


Our Story