Hope House Press - About Us

Hope House Press
Hope House Press is the home of luxury, hand made, personalised stationery. From our Cambridge based Studio, every notebook, diary, journal, pencil case and pen set is carefully hand made, to order.

We source the finest softback, real Italian leather. We work with the smoothest of papers and bring vintage fonts together with modern inking methods to produce a piece of luxury stationery that is a worthy receptacle for thoughts, notations and appointments.

With more than twenty years of experience, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of receiving an order from Hope House Press. It’s a heady combination – from the the rustle of the tissue paper when unwrapping, to the unmistakeable smell of the softback leather as it flexes, the feel of the grain within the leather and the recognition of your bespoke personalisation choices – everything comes together to make it a beautiful experience.

When given as a gift, our signature range of luxury leather notebooks, journals and diaries are treasured because we provide a truly lovely buying experience - we always include beautiful gift wrap and packaging, free UK signed for delivery and personalised notecards at no extra cost. If you're short of time and would like to send a gift directly from our Studio, we can make that happen.

We've been featured in a number of magazines and newspapers including the Independent, Evening Standard, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Period Homes & Interiors, and The Guardian Newspaper. Our diaries are usually found in the top ten picks as Christmas gifts and 'The Story of Us' is always a winner as a wedding gift.

If you have something specific in mind, we're always happy to help. Please don't hesitate to get in touch, if you have any questions or ideas on how we can bring your idea to life - hello@hopehousepress.co.uk is the quickest way to get to in touch. 

Choices, choices
Our notebooks, diaries and journals are all available in a range of sizes, with a choice of inside page options and diary formats. Our books are bound and printed by hand to order in our studio, with a flexible softback cover of coloured Italian leather. Our pens and pen sets are also available in a number of colourways and many can be personalised. 

Taking pride in the smallest of details
When you order a leather notebook or diary it arrives presented in a luxury gift box, lined with tissue paper and secured with a band of ribbon. It ready to gift straight away, without any further wrapping required. We can also provide a complimentary small blank gift card and envelope, for each item ordered - for you to write a personal message, to accompany your gift - just let us know that you'd like it and we'll add it to your order. 

If you'd like us to send the gift direct, we can include a card pre-printed with your message. We’re always glad to print a gift card with your message, at no extra charge. Just include the message when you check out your order - and we'll tuck the envelope under the ribbon on top of the box. There's no extra cost for this - it's all part of our service.

Unique and special
Our collection of notebooks, journals and diaries feature personalised prints, inspired by modern vintage letterpress typography. Customise a book with initials, a name, or other meaningful wording, to create a thoughtful and memorable gift - or a wonderful treat for yourself.

Stylish and Practical
Our notebooks, diaries and journals are a pleasure to write in now - and keep for the future - designed to be useful and beautiful, our books are ideal for writing notes, recording ideas, planning projects, or simply making lists. Equally perfect for journalling, doodling, writing stories, charting hopes & dreams and recording life’s adventures.

Who we are

The Hope House Press Studio is owned by the Weston family, based in Cambridge, England. 

Why Hope House Press?
We sell our items because we love stationery, documenting what's happening in our lives in a way that we can keep to look back on and because we have a love of making things and contributing to our local and wider communities. We've received so many thoughtful gifts over the years from our own friends and family, it seems only right that we produce notebooks, journals and diaries for people to gift to themselves or others! 

Where we are located
We're located in Cambridge, which is in the South East of England, in the United Kingdom. Richard has lived in the same Cambridge village all of his life whilst Liz hails from a small village near Manchester.

The Hope House Press business
Hope House Press was founded in 2007 by Sarah Phillips. In March 2016, the Weston Family relocated the business their Cambridge studio. Prior to that, Richard started his 20 year career in print as a teenage apprentice at Cambridge University Press whilst Liz studied Psychology at the University of Manchester before working for international corporate organisations. 

Contact information
If you'd like to contact us, please email hello@hopehousepress.co.uk in the first instance. If you would prefer to speak to someone please call the Studio on 07515 910231. Whilst it's always a pleasure to speak to customers on the phone, please remember that we're a working studio so we may not always be available to pick up the phone straight away. If for some reason we can't speak to you in person immediately, please do leave us a message - and we'll call you back as soon as we can.

If you're a journalist and would like comment for a piece, please call the Studio on 07515 910231. We often don't get to the phone on the 'first ring' but we are available and happy to contribute to stories as requested. Please see our media page for examples of recent coverage. Hope House Press - in the media.

Social Media
Twitter: @HopeHousePress
Facebook: /HopeHousePress
Instagram: /HopeHousePress

Terms and conditions 
When making a purchase, please make sure you read our terms and conditions beforehand. 

Hope House Press is registered with HMRC for VAT.
Our VAT number is 279 3074 73. Please mention at point of ordering, if you are exempt from VAT and we can amend the invoice appropriately.