Just Some of Our Happy Customers...

Tweed Books, Albums & Bookmarks

"What a wonderful company producing truly unique and beautifully crafted products. I purchased a tweed journal for my partner, but I needed a dated day-per-page set up. Sharon was very helpful and arranged that for me. Such attentive and swift service, I will absolutely be shopping here again, and again, and again! My sincere thanks to the lovely Sharon who assisted me with my purchases." 
Berenger, Australia.

Bookmark:  "Fantastic service, nothing was too much - spent time listening to what I wanted to create the perfect gift. Sharon came up with ideas to help create what I was looking for. Would definitely recommend and buy again. Thank you for your help, my dad will love his gift." Danielle, Swindon.

"I return time and again to Booktides to purchase unique products, for myself as well as for friends! The market can often get crowded with run-off-the-mill products, making it all the more of a pleasure to discover Booktides. The first product I ordered from booktides was a tweed bound journal, that I used as a travel diary, personalised with a label for the countries I was visiting. I intend to repeat that commission for a different stage of my travels in future, and eventually create a set. I made a similar commission for a colleague who was leaving to work abroad, and more recently I purchased a bound notebook as a birthday present. Each of those journals were bound in tartan tweed of different colour, and each beautiful. Very special products, made by very helpful and creative people. I only ordered that journal for my colleague at the last moment, and Sharon was flexible and went out of her way to complete my order in time." Lukus, Twickenham.

"The notebook is a work of art! My wife loved it!" Brian, Pennsylvania USA.

"Utterly, utterly superb. The journal is a piece of art in itself, couldn't be happier with it. The packaging is also very beautiful and adds to the product, or gift as it is in my case. Couldn't wish for a better seller as well, thank you Sharon!" Adam, Barking, UK.

"The album is amazing! Looks exactly like the photo. Sharon was very quick to reply and accommodated with sending the album out as soon as she could. Would definitely recommend to others! Thank you again for the amazing service!" Sandra, Bicester UK.

Tartan Albums, Guest Books & Notebooks

"I have been a customer of Booktides for many years now and cannot praise Sharon and Booktides enough. My favorite items are the big tartan scrapbooks, which I originally bought for myself. I was so impressed with the high quality design and look of the scrapbooks that I have since ordered many more to give away to friends. For years, I looked around for scrapbooks that were high quality, large enough to hold a lot and unique. I finally found Booktides and so very happy I did! Sharon is amazing, so prompt in answering questions or helping customize the books. The craftsmanship is top notch, the styles are timeless and the quality is brilliant. Thanks for everything and I will certainly be back again!" Emily, USA.

"You couldn't ask for a nicer or more conscientious seller than Sharon of booktides. She worked closely with me to get exactly the album I wanted for pictures of our trip to Scotland, and was a fabulous and prompt communicator. The album is just lovely, and extremely high quality. I'd definitely recommend Sharon and her gorgeous books to anyone. Very satisfied customer. :)" Lisa, Texas USA.

"I am such a fan! This is my second tartan photo album from Booktides, and the first personalised one. MANY THANKS to Sharon for being so flexible, kind and accomodating as we ordered a hard-to-source tartan for this hand-crafted gift. I simply can't wait to see the final product. I know my husband will be absolutely delighted!" Kristie, Hong Kong.

"Another truly wonderful experience with Sharon and book tides! The scrapbooks are so amazing and such high quality. I've been buying them for years as gifts for friends, and they are such a hit every time. And the communication was, as always, terrific through the process. Thanks again for everything!" Emma, New York USA.

"This album was more beautiful than I could have imagined. My sister and I had just been in Scotland traveling and I thought what kind of gift could I purchase for her. My sister is an "Armstrong" and Sharon Thompson guided me through the process of picking out the tartan, pages and leather color. Now that Christmas has come and gone I have her thoughts she was dumbfounded by the beauty and meaning of the whole album. I will be ordering one for myself!!!" Karen, Chicago USA.

Guest Books

"I ordered a very bespoke Visitors Book on a Tuesday, and it arrived in exactly one week. Beautifully wrapped and protected from the ravages of Royal Mail, the book is truly gorgeous: exactly what I wanted. Excellent prompt responses, too, to my questions. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Booktides to anybody wishing to buy/commission a handmade book." Jane, UK.


Gingham Binder: "Got this for my friend's birthday and she absolutely loves it. Quick delivery, great quality, and it just looks so classic and charming." Sarah, Ireland.

Personalised Gingham Binder: "I love this book! Its made so well and came packaged in such a lovely way! Im hoping that this recipe book is handed down the generations of family!" Chloe, Birmingham.

Book Clocks

"Sharon was so helpful in trying to find just the right book for my husband for our first anniversary. First class service. I just received the book clock and it is wonderful, surpassed my expectations.
I loved it so much I’ve ordered another one for a Father’s Day present!
Totally recommend. 👍" Emma, Spalding UK.

"I love this little clock. Beautifully repurposed and very quick delivery. Lovely!" Claudia, Oxford.

Photo Journals

t’s perfect!! I had a few requests that made things a little more complicated- and the book I got was exactly perfect. Couldn’t be happier!" Washington USA.

Wraparound Journals

Quill Journal: "Sharon was absolutely brilliant! So helpful, attentive, prompt and accommodating! Honestly, customer service at its finest! I loved the personalised notebook, but my experience with Sharon made me love it even more! And it was received in two days! Honestly, just the best shopping experience ever! Thanks so much Sharon🙏🏾" Valtza, Borehamwood UK.

"Arrived safely wrapped and a real treat! I can’t wait to start using it. Thank you." Jemima, Tewkesbury UK.

Cameo Notebooks

"Absolutely amazing book! ♡" Lauren, Chesterfield UK.
"Oh my goodness! This journal is beautiful! Thank you so much, I shall certainly be purchasing more of these. It is professionally made from great quality products. I would absolutely recommend this journal to any stationary, journal or notebook enthusiast ❤️" Jerrra, Whitsable UK.

Marble & Leather Notebooks & Guest Books 

"Absolutely beautiful quality, seller was fantastic and very helpful, and very fast and efficient delivery despite the Christmas period! Thank you so much!" Poppy, Stafford UK.

Travel Journal

"Very happy with the journal I received. It arrived promptly, was well made and had the country of my choice on the front. Would buy again. Thank you 😊:" Hannah, UK.