The Owl & Lion Gallery

Hands-on design and bookbinding

The goods in the front shop are beautifully arranged and there’s also a giant printing press next to the window which is definitely worth a look. Isabelle, who trained in Florence, is happy to accept specific commissions to repair, rebind or create books and runs classes in the workshop in the backroom on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays. If you’d like to have a go at bookbinding yourself, Owl & Lion run courses on everything from Japanese stab binding to secret Belgian binding and Coptic and Caterpillar sewing. The names alone are intriguing…


66 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LD