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Landsmeer, The Netherlands

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About BoekBindBoetiek

Sales 129
On Etsy since 2013

From Bedroom to Workroom

My name is Marenne Hoeksema. I am a creative bookbinder based near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I created my first book in 2008 during an Artist Book Workshop class at my art academy and fell in love with bookbinding. In the years since, I have taught myself all the bookbinding styles that sparked my interest. Since 2012 I share a workroom with my roommate, making creating and storing books a lot easier than working from the desk in my old bedroom. It also provided me with enough space to start experimenting with paper making and marbling. In 2013 I decided to move my online shop to Etsy in the hopes of reaching a wider and international audience.

Much of my work is centered around (re)imagination. I enjoy recycling materials like vinyl records, public transport tickets, computer parts, etc, and turning them into something brand new. Often, I simply fall in love with a material and really want to work with it. You can imagine then, that I am a bit of a collector. It often happens to be that I already have all the materials I need for a newly imagined project.
I love the challenge of thinking up new ways to use old bookbinding techniques in a modern way, thereby using technology like 3d printing and laser-cutting to aid me and open up a whole new spectrum of possibilities.

I sell ready-to-buy books as well as custom made books. For the first category you are welcome to take a look in my Etsy shop. For the second category you can find inspiration in my portfolio. I enjoy creating the perfect book for (and with) you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me (without any obligations)!

Whether you see my work as art or craft, my books are foremost objects to be used. A book is made to be read, to be written in. It is made to be passed down through generations. It’s a holder of information. If they ask, I tell my buyers this. Go ahead and start filling it with ideas. If my books are being used, they are doing the job I made them for!

I am always open to new exiting projects or collaborations. Are you a designer who knows exactly what you want? Together we can definitely create it! But I can also create the lay-out of artbooks in very small editions myself. Imagine your poetry, (short) prose, photography, artwork, recipes, etc. in several unique hardcover books to give to your friends or to show of. I can also transform your annual report, yearbook, thesis, etc. into unique works of art or durable hardcover books. Or perhaps you would like a unique journal, sketchbook, notepad or photo-album matching your own taste and wishes?

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    My name is Marenne Hoeksema. I am a creative bookbinder based near Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 19, 2020
Thank you for your interest in my handmade books! All books I sell are unique and completely handmade.
I love the challenge of making custom ordered books. Don't see what you're looking for but like my style? Please contact me!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
If you are in unhappy with your purchase, you can sent it back - if undamaged - at your own expense. After receiving the returned book, the complete amount excluding the shipping will be refunded.
If your purchase is damaged on arrival, please contact me and we will work out a solution together.
I accept Pay-pal payments, direct payments (creditcard, iDEAL, etc.) and giftcards. EU-buyers can also transfer me the due amount. You can always contact me if you like to pay your book any other way.
To keep shipping charges as low as possible, I always charge 21% VAT (also outside of the EU.). These taxes are included in the price. Your purchase always comes with a complete tax-invoice.

NOTE: Items marked as 'gift' will only be shipped without price and invoice within the European Union. Unfortunately, I am legally obligated to disclose the value of the package and add a TAX receipt with all orders I ship to destinations outside of the EU.
After receiving your payment, your purchase will be shipped with the Dutch postal service (PostNL). I ship the books in a cardboard box. If they are going outside of the Netherlands, I include a customs form.

Within the Netherlands, your purchase will be shipped as a letter package with Track & Trace. To any other country, your purchase will be shipped as a standard package. This means it won't come with tracking possibilities. Would you like your order to be shipped with tracking? Please contact me!

Shipping costs (no matter the amount of products) are:
Light books:
NL: Free, EUR1: €3,50, EUR2: €5,00, ROW: €6,00.
Heavier books;
NL: Free, EUR1: €5,00, EUR2: €8,00, ROW: €14,00.
All books, with tracking:
NL: N/A, EUR1: €9,00, EUR2: €15, ROW: €20.

Shipping zones:
EUR 1: Austria, Belgium, Denmark (exc. Faroe Islands and Greenland), France (inc. Corsica and Monaco), Germany, Italy (exc. San Marino and Vatican City), Luxembourg, Spain (inc. Balearic Islands, exc. Canary Islands), Sweden, UK (exc.
Gibraltar and Channel Islands)
EUR 2: all other countries in Europe (exc. Russia)
Rest of the world (ROW): all other countries (inc. Russia)
Additional policies and FAQs
Questions are welcome! Please contact me!