About Us

T. J. & J. Smith was established in London in 1839 and began producing high quality leatherbound books and other leather products under the brand name ‘Leathersmith of London’.

In 1928 the company introduced the Azure series of diaries, address and social books, featuring distinctive English azure blue paper, gilt edges and soft finished cross-grained Rutland leather.

Made in the UK using traditional British skills, craftsmanship and materials, this range of products earned the company a worldwide reputation for quality.

This fine tradition continues today in our latest ‘Leathersmith of London’ range of diaries, journals, notebooks, stationery and business accessories and gifts.

All our leather diaries and journals continue to be hand bound at our bindery on Canvey Island, Essex. We bring together the finest quality materials, traditional British craftsmanship and expert attention to detail to create journals, diaries, leather goods and accessories which their owners can enjoy and treasure for years to come.