Lyra's Books

Independent fine press publisher, and award-winning artisan bookbinders.

We create beautiful handmade books using rare skills and the finest quality materials.


The Picture of Dorian Gray

Find out more about our latest project – our limited edition of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde. Illustrated by award-winning oil painter Gregory Manchess, with a foreword from Oscar Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland. Available in Lettered and Numbered state, both of the editions will be hand-bound, letterpress printed and signed.

This is the first title from our new imprint, Lyra’s Classics.

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Here at Lyra’s Books we are busy publishing our own fine press titles and collaborating with other publishers to create beautiful books that will last generations. Find out more about who we are and about our two imprints.



Our previous project, a limited edition of ‘Stardust’ by legendary author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by multi award-winning artist Charles Vess. All these editions were handmade, letterpress printed and signed.

The ‘Leather’ edition has recently been shortlisted for the 2021 British Book Design & Production Awards.