Book scanning service

Book Scanning London

For over a decade we have been digitising and converting books, journals, manuals and magazines for writers, publishers, archivists, collectors, students and private individuals in London and across the UK.

What We Scan

  • Bound books
  • Unbound books
  • Heritage books
  • Archives
  • Novels
  • Textbooks
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Manuscripts
  • Comics
  • Manuals
  • Journals


We can scan all of the above to a wide range of formats from searchable PDFs and editable Microsoft Word to popular eBook formats such as Kindle, ePub and iBook.

Unbound book scanning

Unbound Book Scanning

Unbound book scanning is our most common method. Before the scanning takes place, the spines of the books are sliced off making it easy to scan the pages in our high speed document scanner. By unbinding the pages, we can scan up to A0 in size.

  • Quick scanning
  • Cost effective
  • Good quality

Bound book scanning in London

Bound Book Scanning

The bound book scanning method is used for books that need to remain intact throughout the entire scanning process such as for books that are delicate, rare, valuable, historic or just hold sentimental value for our clients. To keep the books intact, we use specialist overhead scanners and technology specially designed for books up to A2 size to remain intact.

  • Special gloves approach
  • Undamaged books
  • Reduced lighting

Get fully searchable digital books

By using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, we can make your books fully text searchable and even editable.

Digitize Books

Why use our book scanning service?

  • To sell or republish in an online format
  • For a digital copy
  • To share easier
  • For easier access
  • To archive or preserve
  • For quicker search capabilities
  • To edit your work

We take great care handling and scanning your books and with our ISO accreditations and external audits, your books are proven to be in safe hands throughout the scanning and conversion process.

If you would like us to scan and convert your books, give us a call or fill our contact form and we will work with you to provide a tailor made service giving you top quality scans exactly how you want them.

Free Trial


We offer a free trial scanning service to
our prospective clients to their required
format as proof of concept.


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Clients Pearl Scan

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Our Accreditations

Pearl Scan ISO certifications