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There's nothing like smart decor. And this one's book smart.

These aren't easy, but the results are worth it. At least we think so. We can do any letter with nearly any book. Spell a word or just a letter. How about a monogram?

Getting married? We'd love to do your last name in books. f-u-n.

Have a special set of books you would like us to cut, we certainly can. You just have to be aware that book cutting doesn't always go off without a hitch. We're perfectionists and problem solvers, but the unforeseen is not always our ally. Just know, there are few wrongs we haven't been able to right when it comes to projects, there's usually a solution around the corner.

Here's what you need to do. Each listing is for one vintage cut book. The cost includes the found vintage book, the layout, and the cutting. If you're concerned about shape, just let us know and we can send you a copy of what the letter will look like.

Font: Believe it or not, there are some fonts that will work, and some that will not. Each has to be engineered to be able to work with holding the spine of the book together & making sure the saw won't chew the book to pieces. If you have a font you love, let us know and we can create a custom listing for you including the cost of hand sketching.

Which vintage book? We scout books all the time. We choose books that are in lovely colors, are in good shape, and have tight spines. We have lots. We will send you a photo of the book (s) before we cut, just let us know the color family you're shooting for. If we don't have it, we can look for it, again, we can create a custom listing for you.

Dimensions: Varied, but generally, the books we use are standar 6" x 8" x 1-2"
Weight: 1 lb each

sugarSCOUT would never intentionally misrepresent an item to make money. It’s just not how we operate. We do our best to describe items, but like our vintage goodies, we’re not perfect. If you’d like more information or photos, just let us know. We want your experience to be as sweet as the find.

Scouting Details:
We love our International Scouters, please email us for a shipping quote for single or multiple items. We are glad to ship the cheapest way possible and do our best to accommodate your scouting needs.

Shipping Details:
All items are shipped and packed with the utmost care but in the event of damage during shipping, we've added insurance for your protection. We are happy to combine shipping. Just email us and we can get you on the road to brown paper and twine in a snap. Likewise, if you are looking to gift your favorite someone……let us know, we’d be happy to ship your item gift wrapped directly to save you a step.

*As with all well-loved and hand-finished, vintage pieces, please expect minor imperfections and character.

If you like what you see, come and visit us at sugarSCOUT.com where you will find some of the glorious ‘do-Overs’ we feature here on Etsy as well as our blog and contributors information.

Thanks for visiting. We’re glad to meet you.



Vintage Smart Hand Cut Book Letters & Numbers



  • Handmade item
  • Material: vintage books
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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