We will provide our customers with stationery that fuels their creativity and reconnects them to the world outside of technology.Every item that leaves our hands will be as beautiful as it is useful.
In the Spring of 2015, my brand new husband and I were driving from Boston to New York City on the back half of our fabulous honeymoon and discussing what I was going to do when I made the incredible lifestyle change of moving from sunny Florida, USA to cloudy Midlands, UK.
I’d had a little bubble of an idea quietly growing for weeks and what better time to give it wings! So I told him of my desire to start a business selling high-quality handmade paper artwork. My darling new husband looked at me sideways, judged I wasn’t nuts, and smiled-and-nodded his agreement to let me give it a go. And so, a few months later, Citrus Book Bindery was born!
I have used my own love for all things paper and stationery to design for you the most beautiful books available on the market – choosing only those materials that I would enjoy using myself. That devotion to quality over quantity has allowed Citrus Book Bindery to blossom and grow, and in the Winter of 2017 my husband, Ian, left his full-time job to join the venture. Now, instead of my dream, it is OUR dream and I couldn’t be happier to share it with him every day.
The great 19th century designer William Morris once said: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” I try to apply this principal to every one of my products – something beautiful to hold in your hands and yet still serve a useful purpose for you. I hope that you love your Citrus Book as much as I do! – Fran McKay