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Old book journal--you choose the book!

I have so many old books waiting to be converted into rebound journals, so I decided to give you a glimpse of my bookshelf to see if there is one you would like me to make into a custom journal, just for you.

This listing is for one rebound journal. You choose from the four books in the photos, all childrens' books with images of animals on the covers. Colour appearance may vary with different computer monitors.

Your book will be lovingly disassembled to allow the bookcloth to be reglued over the spine edge so there are no raw edges on the covers. Cover endpapers will be a surprise: maps, old text pages from the existing books, or decorative paper. Your journal will be bound with waxed linen thread using a double needle coptic binding, leaving a lovely chain stitch on the spine. This allows the book to lie perfectly flat when open.

The inside will be filled with at least 140 pages (counting both sides), of various reclaimed papers, all blank on at least one side. To see the types of reclaimed papers I use in my rebound journals, please take a look at the other journals in this section:

Please indicate which of the following books you would like me to use when you check out:
♦ Once There was a Coyote, 1975, approximately 21 x 13.5 cm (8.25 x 5.25")
♦ Susie's Babies (hamster), 1961, approximately 22 x 15 cm (8.75 x 6")
♦ The Wonderful World of Horses, 1967, approximately 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6")
♦ Hi, All You Rabbits, 1970, approximately 23.5 x 17 cm (9.25 x 6.75")

Please allow 7-10 days for completion of your journal before it will be mailed.

To see other choices of books to choose your journal, click here:
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Old book journal--you choose the book / Recycled Book // Vintage Animal Books // by PrairiePeasant

$34.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: book covers, paper, waxed linen thread
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Winnipeg, Canada
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