Hard Cover Binding Materials and Fabric


First Choice Books has a range of beautiful hard cover binding materials and fabrics to make your traditional-style hard cover bound book look great. Whether for your family history, ship log book, special edition of a fiction book, or University thesis, hard cover binding lasts for decades, even centuries.

The selection below shows our most popular fabrics and colours. These durable fabrics and papers look great with either gold or silver foil stamping. Our experienced staff can guide you to choose the perfect combination of fabric to work with your book’s paper stocks and overall look. Custom colours of fabric are available upon request.

Metallic Foil Stamping

Hard cover binding includes stamping your title and name in silver or gold. Our in-house Graphic designers will work with you to create the stamp. We can also stamp the cover with custom artwork designed specially for your book.

In-house Hard Cover Binding

All of our hard-cover books are produced here in Victoria, by hand. We also proudly use high quality Canadian-manufactured hard cover binding materials and fabrics from Columbia Finishing Mills, Cornwall, Ontario.

Get a Quote for Binding Your Hardcover Book

To find out what we can create for your book or to get a quote for hardcover binding click on the Get a free quote button below or send us a message.

Linen bound books with custom silver foil stamping. L to R: #1 Medium grey, #2 Black Linen, and #3 Charcoal linen.

Buckram and leather-style fabric bound hard cover books with foil stamping. Top to bottom: #10 Black fabric with rugged leather texture, #5 Blue Buckram (UVic Blue) and #4 Bright Red Buckram.

Buckram and leather-style hard cover books. Top to bottom: #6 Burgundy, #8 Cobalt, #7 Black gloss, #9 Forest Green.

1. Medium Grey Linen
2. Black Linen
3. Charcoal Linen
4. Bright Red Buckram
5. Blue Buckram (UVic Blue – great for thesis binding)
6. Burgundy – fine texture
7. Black Gloss – fine texture
8. Deep Cobalt – semi-gloss, fine texture
9. Forest Green – fine texture
10. Black – rugged leather texture
11. Grey Suede – smooth texture
12. Red Linen – textured paper