Peacock Bindery

Traditional bookbinding, Wellington, New Zealand


Boxes protect books.   Below are two clamshell boxes – the first one has a flat spine and the second has a rounded spine.  The rounded spine looks just like a book on the shelf.  One drawback of boxes is that they take up a lot of space.


Clamshell box: partly open revealing book inside.


Clamshell box: fully open.


Clamshell box: this is the spine of the closed box and as it would look on a shelf.


Clamshell box: this has a rounded spine.


The left hand image is the rounded-spine box as it would look on the shelf. The right hand image is the book that fits within it.


Detail of the rounded-spine clamshell box showing brown leather spine and red cloth for the trays that hold the book.

Susan Peacock

Phone: +64 (0)21 241 3000

32 Tinakori Road
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

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