AnnesiBindings

Handbound Books, Bibles, & Kindle Covers

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 73 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (32)

AnnesiBindings

Handbound Books, Bibles, & Kindle Covers

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | 73 Sales

Macrina Walker

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Macrina Walker

Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy shop! I'm taking a break from custom orders for a while and hope to be posting new stock before too long.

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Last updated on Sep 29, 2019

Welcome to my Etsy shop! I'm taking a break from custom orders for a while and hope to be posting new stock before too long.

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About AnnesiBindings

Sales 73
On Etsy since 2014

A Journey with Books

I have loved books for as long as I can remember, but becoming a bookbinder was an unexpected development. I read, wrote, and edited texts in a previous life, and even dabbled in layout. But I never stopped to think about how a book actually hung together. That changed when I entered an enclosed monastery and was assigned to work in its bookbindery. I was gradually initiated into the various facets of bookbinding and discovered, to my joy, that binding could be combined with various creative impulses to create works of real beauty.

I later left the monastery in order to become an Orthodox Christian. Returning to South Africa, I turned to bookbinding as a way of supporting myself. After some years in the Western Cape, I have recently moved to Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal where I try to support myself by bookbinding.

All of my books are hand-bound. I try to use recycled products - and, indeed, to recycle materials myself as can be seen in the collage and patchwork leather covers.

And, if you are interested in the occasional theological reflections of an Orthodox Christian, you can visit my blog here:
http://avowofconversation.wordpress.com/

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  • Macrina Walker

    Owner

    I am a craft bookbinder who was trained in a monastic bookbinding studio in the Netherlands. I now live near Pietermaritzburg South Africa, where I try to support myself by bookbinding.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 21, 2019
Welcome to my online bookbindery. I am Macrina Walker, a bookbinder living near Pietermaritzburg in South Africa.

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All books are made with care and are hand-packed by me. Should they arrive damaged, or if they do not meet your satisfaction, please let me know and I will try to work something out.
Payment
I accept Paypal payments, which you can use with any major credit card.
Shipping
I ship with either Aramex couriers or the South African Post Office, depending on the item purchased. The Post Office is generally reliable but it can sometimes take a long time, so I have added an option to upgrade to courier if you prefer to do so. Please note that Aramex requires the recipient's telephone number, so please send me a note with this when you place your order. I will send you the tracking number once the order is shipped and you will be able to track it online. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.

Please be aware that some countries will charge customs for imports and that these are the responsibility of the buyer.