Beautiful, hand-made journals and sketchbooks

Belchertown, Massachusetts

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Jackie Doyle

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Jackie Doyle


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About BindingObsession

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On Etsy since 2011

Beautiful, hand-made journals and sketchbooks

Bookbinding and the book arts have become, for me, a binding obsession—something I can't escape. It's both a meditation and a challenge, always present in the back of my mind (and often the front). It's my hope that you will be able to fill our books with fragments of your own binding obsessions—whatever they might be.

As a recently converted vegetarian and life-long nature and animal lover, I try to make sure that my books are kind to animals and the environment. I source my text-block paper from environmentally conscious companies, and I never use animal-based adhesives or genuine leather.

Shop members

  • Jackie Divis Doyle

    Owner, Maker, Webmaster, Administrator

    First, there was the obsession. Then, there was the blog. But one day, Jackie decided to take things a step further and send her hand-bound books out into the world.

  • Mike Doyle

    Sounding Board, Moral Support

    As Jackie's husband and best companion, Mike acts as a sounding board, provides ample moral support, and helps out whenever needed.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to Binding Obsession! We try to make sure that our books are kind to the environment. Our text-block paper is sourced from environmentally conscious companies, and we never use animal-based adhesives or genuine leather. Our items come from a smoke-free home.

Please be sure to read the shop policies before completing checkout.

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Returns and exchanges
We try our best to provide accurate descriptions and photographs for all items—and we want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase! However, if for any reason you are not, please contact us within 5 business days of receiving the item. Refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we cannot accept used or worn items for returns; refunds are issued once it has been confirmed that the item is in its original condition.

Shipping costs for the original purchase will be refunded, but customers are responsible for the cost of return shipping. Refunds are granted in the same form as payment was given.
Payment is currently accepted via PayPal only. Items are not shipped until after payment clears, so it's in your best interest to submit payment immediately! Please note that transactions will be cancelled after 3 days of non-payment.

We reserve the right to refuse a transaction for any reason.
Items are shipped via USPS First Class mail within 3–5 business days of full payment (and usually sooner). You will be notified if, for any reason, there will be a delay in shipping.

Unfortunately, we do not currently ship internationally. However, if you are interested in international shipment, please let us know; given enough interest, this policy may be reevaluated.
Additional policies and FAQs
—Some of our items (particularly the Coptic and long-stitch books) can be made multiple times, in which the photos may be representative of the product you will receive. Whenever representative photos are used, this is noted in the item description.

—All of our books are hand-made, which means that no two items are identical, and there might be small superficial (i.e., not significant structural) imperfections in individual items. It's part of the charm, and it means that each item is truly unique! That said, if you have any concerns about the quality of an item you've received, please contact us directly.

—Unfortunately, we are not taking on custom orders at this time. However, if you have a request for an item listed as being sold, feel free to send us a convo; in some cases, a new copy can be made, even if the item has not yet been re-listed.