We have been trading since 1973 in the heart of London, serving customers from all walks of life; be it for printmaking, bookbinding, wedding stationery, or even hat making - we will certainly have something that will be of use to you!
Our famous range has been carefully chosen and is continually growing, catering for all needs including but not limited to:
The Shepherds team are made up of passionate and experienced artists who are always delighted to provide friendly & expert advice on any project you have.
30 Gillingham Street
(Closest station is Victoria - just two minutes away)
Come and visit our beautiful London shop and browse our amazing selection of bookbinding tools, materials, archival storage products, fine art and decorative papers, stationery and lots lots more.
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed
For further information you can contact us on 020 7233 9999
Terms and Conditions
Shepherds Bookbinders Limited (“Shepherds”, “we”, “us” or “our”) provides the services available on the Website and applies to sales made both on and off line.
Any description of Business Day means Monday to Friday
About Shepherds Bookbinders
Shepherds Bookbinders Ltd is the supplier of artist materials & related goods chosen by you. We were formerly known as Falkiner Fine Paper.
Our registered address is
Shepherds Bookbinders Ltd, 76 Rochester Row, London, SW1P 1JU, UK.
Company Number – 2191108
VAT - GB468 6298 88
To be eligible to purchase goods on this Website, and to lawfully enter into and form contracts on this Website under English law, you must:
o Be the holder of a valid debit or credit card or the registered user of the Paypal account that you may use to make purchases through this Site.
o Warrant that the personal information you provide is true, accurate, current, and complete in all respects.
o Not impersonate any other person or entity or use a false name or a name that you are not authorised to use, or attempt to mislead in any way.
Use of the website
This contract shall be concluded in English.
Placing an order and order acceptance
You place your order request for specified item/s on the Website when you click on the CHECKOUT button at the end of the on-line order process. You will be guided through the process of placing an order by a series of simple instructions on the Website.
Any subsequent order placed by you and accepted by us by email, telephone or any other electronic means will be subject to these T&Cs mutatis mutandis.
Once you have placed your order, you will be sent an email acknowledgement providing you with a payment reference and summary of your order showing the amount, which has been debited to your credit/debit card or Paypal account.
Unless we notify you that we do not accept your order, our acceptance of your order will constitute the contract between you and us.
Orders placed off line will be subject to completion of an order form to be accepted in accordance with the provisions of these T&Cs mutatis mutandis.
A VAT invoice will be provided when your order is delivered. Should you require any information regarding your order(s) please contact us by email at email@example.com
If we are unable to fulfill your order or part of the order following the issue of our order acknowledgment, we will contact you by email or telephone as soon as possible advising you of this. We will offer a suitable replacement, place your product on back order (additional postage charges may apply) or refund the due amount paid by you using the same method of payment used by you for the order.
We may not accept your order if a particular item is not obtainable, if we are unable to obtain authorisation for your payment or if we identify a product or pricing error. In addition we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to reject any offer to purchase by you at any time without having to provide an explanation.
We take all reasonable care to ensure all details, descriptions and prices of products and services shown on the Website are correct at the time the relevant information is entered onto our system.
Although we aim to keep the Website as up to date as possible, the information appearing on this Website at a particular time, including product descriptions, stock levels, pricing and foreign currency rates may not always reflect the position exactly at the moment you place an order. We cannot therefore confirm the price of a product until your order is accepted in accordance with our order acceptance policy. (See above)
Unless in respect of any particular product or products prices are stated to be exclusive of VAT, all prices shown for products made available via the Website are inclusive of VAT (where applicable) at the current rates and are exclusive of postage, packing and delivery charges.
The total cost of your order is the price of the products ordered plus VAT (where applicable) and postage, packing and delivery charges (as set out in the Website). Payment can be made by any of the methods specified in the Payment section of this Website and payment will be debited and cleared from your account as set out in the Website.
Deliveries of products to countries outside of the UK & EU may be liable to local taxes, import & handling charges. You are liable to meet these costs where appropriate. Shepherds accept no responsibility for these payments being made.
You confirm that the credit card, debit card or Paypal account you use for any transaction with us is yours. All credit and debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by their card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to, or subsequently refuses to, or does not, for any reason, authorise payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery of any items you have ordered.
We will retain the legal ownership of the goods until you have made full payment and such payment has been received by us. Legal ownership of the goods will immediately revert to us if we refund any such payment to you or if any card provider charges back the amount previously credited to us. In the event of a charge back you will be liable to us for payment for the products sold to you and this sum shall thereupon become immediately due and payable to us.
Risk in the goods will pass to you on delivery to you.
We make every effort to get each order, placed before 1pm, packed and sent out the same day. This includes our ‘Express Service’. If your order is placed after this time, it will be shipped out the following day. Should you require an urgent delivery and would like some assistance, please feel free to contact us by phone (020 7233 9999) We will deliver the goods in accordance with the delivery option selected by you during the order process:
Royal Mail -
All parcels sent via Royal Mail are despatched 'First Class Recorded' delivery in the UK (or 'First Class International Signed For' throughout the rest of the world). Parcels sent as such will carry insurance of up to £20 and will require a signature on delivery. In the UK, if you are not home to accept delivery, it is up to the discretion of the postal worker to leave a card for you to contact your local sorting office, or will leave it with a neighbour. Outside of the UK, different postal services will have differing protocol. If you require any tracking details, you are more than welcome to contact us.
If a signed for service is not required, please specify as such in the Comments Section at checkout. Please be aware that this does not affect the cost of delivery, and that any liability through loss or damage is at your discretion.
Though all parcels are sent First Class Recorded, please allow up to 14 business days (Mainland UK) / 25 business days (rest of the world) for your order to arrive. Royal Mail stipulate that this amount of time has to pass before any claims can be filed. If you are in need of your order faster than this time stated, we suggest using another delivery method available.
Fed Ex -
Orders made via Fed Ex are delivered Monday to Friday, between the hours of 9am and 6pm. If an order is placed on a Friday, before 1pm, the earliest you should expect to receive it is the following Monday. Should you require a Saturday or Same Day delivery, please contact us for more details. Full tracking details of your order are available upon request.
Any delivery timescales quoted to you are indicative only. Orders may be delivered in one or more deliveries.
Shepherds do not accept any liability for delayed delivery caused by any third party. As soon as you have received the goods, you will assume all risk in the goods. If goods are returned to us due to non-delivery, refusal or incorrect address information, you will be refunded (excluding postage) via the method you made payment and the goods will be made available for ordering.
Delivery charges are calculated by volumetric weight and according to the destination of the parcel. Royal Mail parcels are subject to a maximum weight of 2kg and/or 90cm in length. Parcels exceeding these dimensions are sent by FedEx.
Deliveries to certain countries in the Middle East require a Certificate of Origin administered through the British Chambers of Commerce. There is an administration charge of £50 and you are liable to meet the cost prior to your parcel(s) being dispatched.
Acceptance and Returns
You must inspect the goods we send you immediately upon receipt and you will be deemed to have accepted the goods unless you notify us that you want to return the goods in the circumstances provided for and in accordance with the procedure set out in this section. If no such action is taken, we shall not be obliged to accept any rejection of the goods at a later date. Your statutory rights are not affected.
If you do not receive the entire order as set out in the order confirmation email sent to you when that order is received (and in this regard please note that the order may be despatched in one or more parcels which may not all be delivered at the same time) please contact us by e-mail or telephone.
Whilst every effort will be made to supply your goods in accordance with your order if for any reason the goods are not in accordance with that order or is defective in any way please notify us immediately, but in any event within 7 days of receipt by contacting us by e-mail or telephone. Please note that exceptions to this policy include orders made to your specification or goods that cannot by their nature be returned. You will then be asked to return the goods to us at your expense and if we agree with your complaint we will either replace the goods or refund you the amount paid by you for the product/s onto the card or Paypal account used for the original order. We shall not be obliged to replace or refund an order unless you notify us and return the goods strictly in accordance with this section.
In store Returns Policy
We do not offer refunds on purchases made in store unless the goods are faulty. Exchanges can sometimes be made but under no circumstances do we accept returns single sheets of paper, glue, starch, dyes, leather preservatives etc. Due to their nature, second hand goods (presses, tools etc.) are sold "as seen" and we cannot accept any return of these goods at all, unless they are deemed faulty (and not stated or declared) when they have not been inspected by you (i.e. sold over the phone or internet and we haven't told you about a fault with it) Your statutory rights are not affected.
We attempt to be as accurate as possible when describing products and services on the Website; however, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we do not warrant that product descriptions, colours or other content available on the Website are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
All content available on the Website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, photographs, sounds, music, audio clips, video, data compilations, software, HTML and all other code and the compilation thereof (the “Content”) is at all times the property of, or vested in, Shepherds Bookbinders, our affiliates, our partners or our licensors, and is protected by UK and international copyright laws. The trade marks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Website (collectively, the “Trade Marks”) are the registered and unregistered marks of Shepherds Bookbinders, our affiliates, our licensors or our partners in the UK and other countries and are protected by UK and international trade mark laws.
Third party links
We are not responsible for the content of any off-Website pages or any other websites linked to or from the Website. Links appearing on the Website are for convenience only and are not an endorsement by us, our affiliates, or our partners of the referenced content, product, service, or supplier.
Linking by you to or from any off-Website pages or other websites is at your own risk. We are in no way responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, off-Website pages or any other websites linked to or from the Website, nor do we assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, content, products, or services of such pages and websites, including, without limitation, their privacy statements and terms and conditions. You should carefully review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of all off-Website pages and other websites that you visit.
Limitations of our Liability
The Website is presented “as is” and “as available”. We make no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, in connection with these terms or the Website, including, but not limited to, warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose, reasonable care or skill, or duty of care, except to the extent such representations and warranties are not legally excludable.
If any provision of these T&Cs is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, then these T&Cs shall continue to be valid as to the other provisions not so affected. Any waiver of any of the provisions of these T&Cs by Shepherds Falkiners shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other provisions of these T&Cs.
No failure to exercise and no delay on the part of either party in exercising any right, remedy, power or privilege of that party under these T&Cs and no course of dealing between the parties shall be construed or operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.
The rights and remedies provided by these T&Cs are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law. Time shall not be of the essence of these T&Cs as regards any of the times, dates and/or periods mentioned herein.
Nothing contained in these T&Cs or created by your use of the Site or other transactions between you and us shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, employment relationship, or other form of joint enterprise between us. You acknowledge and agree that no such agency, partnership, employment relationship, or other form of joint enterprise exists between you and Shepherds Falkiners or between you and any of Shepherds Falkiners officers, Directors, agents, affiliates, licensors, and suppliers. You agree you will not hold yourself out as a representative, agent, or employee of Shepherds Falkiners, and that we shall not be liable for any representation, act, or omission on your part.
We reserve the right to change these T&Cs at any time and we encourage you to revisit these T&Cs regularly to ensure that you are at all times fully aware of our T&Cs. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the Website. Your continued placing of orders with us and/or use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such T&Cs.
We may, with or without prior notice, terminate any of the rights granted by these T&Cs. You shall comply immediately with any termination or other notice, including, as applicable, by ceasing all use of the Website.
We reserve the right to refuse to supply goods to any person for any reason whatsoever, to withdraw any goods from the Website at any time and/or remove or edit any materials or content on the Website.
We will not be liable to you or any third party by reason of our withdrawing of any goods from this Website whether or not such goods have been sold; removing or editing content on the Website; refusing to process a transaction or unwinding or suspending any transaction after processing has begun.
Respect for your privacy, and the security of the personal information you give us when you visit our website, is fundamental to your willingness to use our services and to the success of our business.
This policy tells you more about what Personal Information we collect about you during your visits to this Website and what we do with that information.
Collection of information and its use
We do not collect any Personal Information about you, except when you provide it to us.
We seek appropriate levels of protection from third party business parties with whom we exchange any data that could identify you personally.
When you place an order with us we need to hold your Personal Information, including your name, e-mail address, phone number(s), home address and shipping address(es) so that we can process and deliver your order.
We use encryption that protects your Personal Information from unauthorised access by encrypting it before it is sent to us. Credit card details are entered directly into our payment partner’s system. We may sometimes ask for additional telephone numbers that we may need to give to our couriers for delivery purposes. We only collect this information in order to be able to process and deliver your order and to verify the status of your orders.
We may use the information you provide in aggregate (non-personally identifiable) form for internal business purposes, such as generating statistics and developing and executing marketing plans.
We may collect, store or accumulate certain non-personally identifiable information concerning your use of this Website, such as information regarding which of our pages are most popular and general website administration.
We may share or transfer non-personally identifiable information with or to our affiliates, licensees and partners to: a. enhance this Website; b. assist in the development and design of similar sites run by our affiliates, licensees and partners; and c. enable them to undertake marketing activities on our behalf.
We will not sell or rent your Personal Information to third parties.
We may also use your information to tell you, by email, surface mail or by telephone, about our products, promotions and special offers that may be of interest to you. In particular, we may look at what you have previously ordered in an attempt to be able to tell you about promotions that will be of particular interest to you. Our aim is to help you find the products and services you want. We always attempt to limit our use of your information in these circumstances to offers we think you will welcome. All customers are given the opportunity of opting in to receive such information at the time they give us their Personal Information. If you decide at anytime you no longer want to receive such information from us you can tell us emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may disclose any information, including Personal Information, at our sole discretion, as we deem necessary in order to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
We do not seek any sensitive information through this Website. Sensitive information includes data concerning race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, physical or mental health. If you provide us with sensitive information voluntarily, then by providing that information you explicitly consent to us using it for the purposes for which it has been provided.
Accuracy of Personal Information you send us
We take great care to create an accurate record of your Personal Information based on any Personal Information you send us through the Website. However, we do not assume responsibility for confirming the continuing accuracy of your Personal Information.
A cookie is a string of information made up of text only that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computers hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value.
Cookies help us to serve you better because they help the website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. They are used by most major websites.
Use of information by third parties
Links to other websites
Security of your Personal Information
We implement various security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information, both on-line and off-line. Your Personal Information could at sometimes be stored at facilities sited anywhere in the world, not necessarily within the EEA. If you have any questions about security at our Website, you can send an email to us.