After 16 years exhibiting at Gifted, the former National Crafts and Design fair in the RDS in Dublin, The Ox Bindery-Piggelmee books & Blackboards, will for the last time be present with their stall on the Balcony, B58-B59.
In 2003 we started with a single stall, exhibiting small miniature books and japanese bindings. Over the years we extended our products (and the size of the stall) from photo albums to bespoke journals, historical bindings and products for children, as padded note books and a range of chalk boards.
Over the years politicians paid a visit to our stall, (see image) and we were commissioned to make bespoke bindings to the Taoiseach, the Irish and US president,
We, Benjamin, Ineke and daughter Martje, wish to thank all our customers who came up to the balcony to buy gifts, a chat, or a cuppa to help us through the long days and evenings of this fair.
You are welcome to pay a visit at our studio and gift shop in the Ox Mountains near Tubbercurry in Co. Sligo, or find some gifts at our shops, that will be updated after the fair.
If you have a book that needs conservation, or are looking for a customised binding, we are happy to help you out.