A display showcasing this year's Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition, including the winning entries.
Ran from 3 June to 8 October.
The books on display are visually stunning and highly original examples of craft bookbinding. Each of the 14 bindings was submitted for the biennial competition run by the National Library of Scotland in response to this year's theme, 'Scotland's Stories'. All of the bindings relate to creative works by or about Scots.
About the competition
The Elizabeth Soutar Bookbinding Competition supports the practice and development of bookbinding skills. It is open to residents of the UK and Council of Europe member states.
Each binding must be the work of a single entrant, without any collaboration. There are no restrictions on what kind of materials can be used to create the bindings.
This year, judges awarded a prize for:
- Best Creative Binding (Overall)
- Best Craft Binding (Overall)
- Best Creative Binding (Student)
Two entries were also highly commended for their exceptional work.
The winning bindings are added to the Library's special and commissioned bindings collection.
View the winning entries and highly commended works below.