BytheBookBoutique

Literature and library inspired unique gifts

Chicago, Illinois | 1440 Sales

BytheBookBoutique

Literature and library inspired unique gifts

Chicago, Illinois 1440 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   SHIPPING NOTICE: If you are ordering for a gift and need it to arrive by a certain date, PLEASE message me to make sure it will arrive on time!

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Welcome to By the Book Boutique!

Feel free to contact me if you'd like a custom order! I am happy to create something special for you.

No books are harmed in making my products :)

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Last updated on Dec 11, 2018

SHIPPING NOTICE: If you are ordering for a gift and need it to arrive by a certain date, PLEASE message me to make sure it will arrive on time!

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Welcome to By the Book Boutique!

Feel free to contact me if you'd like a custom order! I am happy to create something special for you.

No books are harmed in making my products :)

Sarah

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The Story of By the Book Boutique

I am a fully trained, professional librarian, but it's not what you'd think! I am very much a 21st-century librarian in that I work exclusively with digital materials and resources. However, I am a very committed book lover, and like many others I appreciate the feel and experience of printed books. I believe that it's possible to be fully integrated in the digital age while still enjoying and promoting traditional book arts, which is why I started By the Book Boutique!

Using my knowledge of traditional book cataloging methods (the product of which you might have found in a paper card catalog at your local library), I create unique and one of a kind items. All of my designs are original and created with quality materials using a vintage (1950s era) Smith Corona typewriter. No books are harmed in making my products! I make everything by hand, one at a time, so no two items are exactly alike.

I hope to provide not only unique and special products, but a great experience overall in my shop. I am happy to create custom designs, so if you want something that you don't see listed, feel free to message me on Etsy or email me at bythebookboutique [at] gmail.com!


"[His] library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.”
-Ray Bradbury, Farewell Summer

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  • Laura

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My name is Laura and I design, create, photograph, and package all of my items myself! I am a librarian and bibliophile in Chicago, IL.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 11, 2018
Thank you for visiting By the Book Boutique! I am a professional librarian using my training and experience to bring you unique and handmade items that are inspired by literature and libraries. I use traditional book cataloging techniques and a 1950s-era Smith Corona typewriter to create all of my items.

I want my customers to be 100% satisfied with their experience at my shop. Please message me if you have any questions or special requests! I am happy to customize orders.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be completely happy with your order, so please message me if you are dissatisfied in any way! I will work with you to try and solve any problem.

DAMAGED ITEMS:
I package everything securely so that it can handle any postal service abuse. However, I understand that sometimes packages may be handled roughly in transit and damage can occur. If you received an item damaged in transit, please contact me as soon as possible! I need to know about the situation so I can file a claim with USPS. I also will need a photo of the damage and the item to be returned to me before I can give you a refund or replacement.

RETURNS: I will accept returns within 14 days of you receiving the item if it is in new condition (unworn), and with its original packaging. I will provide you a refund minus the shipping cost once I have received the item back.

EXCHANGES: I also accept exchanges if you change your mind (however, you will be responsible for the shipping cost of returning the unwanted item to me). Just message me!
Payment
I accept payments through Etsy (major credit and debit cards as well as Etsy gift cards) and Paypal.

Sales tax at a rate of 9.25% for Illinois residents (I know, ouch! But it's dictated by Chicago, where I live) will automatically be added for purchases from buyers within Illinois.
Shipping
I generally will ship your order within 24-48 hours of purchase! Shipping costs include packaging, insurance, and a tracking number. I will refund any shipping overages of $1 or more.

SHIPPING ADDRESS:
I will ship to your Etsy address unless you request otherwise, so please double check that the mailing address you have on Etsy is current and correct. Packages shipped to an incorrect address due to buyer error may be lost, delayed or returned to me by USPS, unfortunately.

US SHIPPING:
Packages sent to US addresses generally will arrive 2-4 business days after shipment, although that is an estimate only. If you need an item by a certain date, please message me and I can provide information on expedited shipping options!

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
I am happy to ship all over the world! I normally use First Class International Mail from United States Postal Service, which is the most cost-effective method. However, international orders can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks or longer to arrive, depending on the postal service, customs officials, and the destination. Again, if you need an item by a certain date, please message me and I can provide information on expedited shipping options!

★ ★ Note for UK and international buyers: please be aware that you are responsible for any taxes, VAT, customs duties, handling/brokering fees or other amounts that may be levied by your home country for importing. Please check with your Customs office and/or Postal Service if you are concerned about possible tariffs.

PACKAGING: I wrap orders carefully to prevent packages from getting damaged in the mail. I ship jewelry and other accessories in small gift boxes to protect the items; cards and other paper goods are shipped with a piece of clean, sturdy cardboard to prevent them getting bent or mishandled.
Everything is packaged so it's ready to be gifted! Please let me know if you want to include a gift tag with a short message :)
Additional policies and FAQs
Disclaimer: the color of items may look differently on the screen compared to in person. I try to take the best photos possible and describe the item accurately and with detail, but if you aren't completely satisfied with your purchase just message me! I can provide you a refund or an exchange according to my policies.

HOW TO CARE FOR ITEMS:

Everything sold at By the Book Boutique is handmade! Treat all items with care. It is not advised to:

-Swim or shower while wearing jewelry, or immerse jewelry or keychains in water
-Apply large amounts of pressure to glass or earrings
-Sleep while wearing jewelry (it might get bent or misshapen!)
-Throw or toss jewelry
-Apply chemicals to jewelry or keychains - the metals for the earrings and necklaces are antiqued and will not respond predictably to chemicals or tarnishes.

All of my items come from a smoke free and no pet house :)