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Margie and Me children's book upcycled into blank journal

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We craft vintage books into antique daily journals. Each one is unique. These book journals make thoughtful gifts for colleagues, friends, family and especially for your personal use. A perfect daily journal, food diary, thoughtful gift, or sketch book.

At Write On, Inc., we carefully select vintage books (or contemporary books with amazing covers) that have no commercial value, so don't worry, we haven't destroyed a valuable antiquarian treasure. We are upcycling old treasures and creating new ones—especially if you capture your poetry and daily thoughts inside. (We even recycle the pages we have removed into other flea-market craft items.)

But here’s the real cover story: Sometimes vintage books are in plentiful supply or they're being recycled by local libraries. We carefully list any of value on amazon and with others that have unusual or striking vintage covers and wonderful color or b/w plates, we create journals so you can re-read yesterday’s books—some may be over 100 years old (please see specifics on this listing) or childhood favorites.

Many spines are tattered, so we remove those, smooth the edges and gently bind with plastic-coated spiral wire or o-wire. Read between the covers: Before we put it all together, we select paper that matches or coordinates with the original pages, include a number of blank pages with no lines and then include charming color plates, black and white illustrations, maybe a contents page, or poems directly from the original book. Sorry, the pens are ours.

Specific information about the book journal listed here:

Title: Margie and Me by Beverly Wirth, illustrated by Karen Ann Weinhaus

Original publishing date: 1983, Four Winds Press, NY

What is included: All the original pages in this charming children’s book. Matching various colored card stock blank writing paper. Wire binding. Former library book, so includes library pocket inside front cover (very cute).

About the covers: Nearly pristine red cloth covers with gold debossed figures on front.

How big is this book: Measures about 5 x 8 inches.

We ship media mail on the day you purchase your item, so we can pass along the reduced postage and speed your package to you. We guarantee satisfaction.

Frequently asked questions about WriteOnInc

Yes, we can create a book journal from your books. You choose the color papers, quantity, binding color, and how much of the original book to retain. These make memorable gifts for family members.
Our friends at Cape Coddle in Orleans on Cape Cod carry our book journals, and we love working with them to find nautical themes for their seasonal shop. We'd love to help you create a "look" with custom journals for your shop too. Let's talk.

Margie and Me children's book upcycled into blank journal


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  • Materials: paper, vintage book, wire binding
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