Handmade guestbooks, journals and more!

Girona, Spain · 322 Sales


Handmade guestbooks, journals and more!

Girona, Spain 322 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Use the coupon TRJ15 for a 15% off on your Tomoe River journals until 10/31 :).
Handmade journals and guestbooks! **Tomoe River journals available under request**

Last updated on Oct 27, 2016

Use the coupon TRJ15 for a 15% off on your Tomoe River journals until 10/31 :).
Handmade journals and guestbooks! **Tomoe River journals available under request**

Anna J. Bach

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Anna J. Bach


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

jarlediesen on Oct 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic elegant leather bound journal perfect for fountain pen. Highly recommeded.


mshapov on Oct 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much, I loved it a lot. Such a nice quality.


martin630 on Sep 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

In addition to the lovely Tomoe River paper, this notebook was meticulously made, and with high quality materials. It also looks high quality, is made to last, and feels lovely in the hand. You really can safely fold it back on itself, making it very practical. It has 400 pages, but is light, not bulky, and true A6. It'll fit in my jeans pocket. I'll definitely be buying another when this one is getting full. The seller, Anna, was really friendly, and always kept me in touch with progress. Many thanks.

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This is how well these journals open :).

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Black Leather A6 Journal w/ Tomoe River
Sewing the text block :).

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Leather Journal - Music
I am working on a very special book that will probably be featured by a youtuber soon. I am so excited!

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Vintage Journal with Gilded Fleur de Lys


Once upon a time...

I started bookbinding during the summer of 2011 following a suggestion from my boyfriend. We were in México back then. I inmediately enjoyed it and wanted to learn more, however when summer was over I had to go back to my hometown in Spain and I continued with my studies. I studied a degree in Humanities at a university in Barcelona.
I decided to open my Etsy shop because I had always wanted, since I was very young, to have a shop. When I was a teenager I didn't even know what I would sell, but I knew I wanted to sell. So, when I came back from México, I decided to join those two desires: my wish to have a shop and my wish to keep bookbinding. I also loved the idea of selling what I did with my own hands.
Since then, I've been learning more and more and spending more and more time into my shop. When I started, I couldn't dedicate too much time on it, because I was in college; but know I have finished my degree and I dedicate all the time I can into my shop.
I am in process of learning more and more into bookbinding styles and practices. I am also building myself a nice place to work. I know this is what I want to do in my life: I want to have a shop and I want to sell the journals, books, sketchbooks and guestbooks I make with my own hands. I also want to teach others how to make them.
Future goals? To not only sell them online, but also in a physical shop, where I can deal with customers face to face.

Shop members
  • Anna J.

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, All In One!

    I was born in 1989 in Girona, a small town between Barcelona and the French border. I studied a degree in Humanities in Barcelona, but it is in Mexico City where I learned bookbinding. When I went back home, I continued my studies there.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 13, 2016
Hello, people around the world! Welcome to Gatz's shop. Have a look around the shop and if you see something you like, feel free to contact about any concerns you have. I hope you will enjoy the visit and come back again soon :)

Buenos días, gente de todo el mundo! Bienvenidos a Gatz. Date una vuelta y si ves algo que sea de tu agrado, no dudes en contactar por cualquier duda que tengas. Espero que te guste la visita y que regreses pronto :)

Bon dia, gent de tot el món! Benvinguts a la Gatz. Fes una volta i si veus alguna cosa que t'agradi, no dubtis en contactar-nos per qualsevol dubte que tinguis. Espero que gaudeixis la visita i que tornis aviat :)

Mon français n'est pas perfet, mais si vous ne comprennez pas l'anglais, l'espagnol ou le catalan, on peut avoir de la communication en français. N'hésitez pas a m'écrire en demandant des questions.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept payments via Paypal and Direct Checkout.

GatzBcn will not be held responsable for any custom duties or fees charged by your country. Any Fees/Duties or Customs fees are the responsibility of the receiver.

Acepto pagos mediante Paypal y Direct Checkout.

GatzBcn no es responsable de ningún tipo de tasas de aduana o impuestos cargados por el país de destino. Cualquier impuesto o tasa aduanera es responsabilidad del cliente.
All shippings are registered. That means you will receive a tracking number that will allow you to know where is your purchase.
The product will ship as soon as possible; that usually means the day after the payment is received. If it was impossible for me to send your item in the next three workdays, I would contact you first.
Feel free to tell me if you wish to insure the shipping or if you want me to send it urgently.

Todos los envíos son certificados. Eso significa que recibirás un número de seguimiento que te permitirá saber dónde se encuentra tu envío en cada momento.
El producto será enviado tan pronto como sea posible; eso habitualmente significa el día laborable siguiente al del recibo del pago. Si me fuera imposible mandar el artículo en los siguientes tres días laborables, contactaría contigo inmediatamente.
Si quieres asegurar el envío o mandarlo como urgente, no dudes en pedirmelo.

Tots els enviaments són certificats. Això vol dir que rebràs un número de seguiment que et permetrà saber on és la teva compra en cada moment.
L'article serà enviat tan aviat com sigui possible; això habitualment significa el dia laborable següent al dia del pagament. Si no em fos possible enviar l'article en els tres dies laborables següents al pagament, t'ho faria saber inmediatament.
Si vols assegurar l'enviament o fer que sigui enviat com a urgent, no dubtis en demanar-ho.
Refunds and Exchanges
I reserve the right to refuse returns or exchanges on my handmade items, but I will accommodate them under most circumstances if you contact me within 7 days of receipt. In this instance, the buyer will be responsible for additional postage costs.
In case of an item returned, I will refund the cost of the item minus a 35% restocking fee. For example, if a journal costs 10€+5€ shipping costs, I will refund 6.5€.
I don't take returns in the case of personalized items or items damaged by the customer.
I don't give refunds on items that cost <10€.

Me reservo el derecho a rehusar devoluciones o cambios en mis artículos, pero los aceptaré en la mayoría de las circunstancias si me contactas dentro de los siguientes siete días de su recibo. Si ése fuera el caso, el comprador es responsable por los gastos de envío adicionales.
En el caso de una devolución, se va a proceder al reembolso del precio del objeto menos el 35% en concepto de restocking fee. Por ejemplo, si una libreta cuesta 10€+5€ de gastos de envío, el reembolso sería de 6.5€.
No recibo devoluciones en el caso de artículos personalizado o artículos dañados por el cliente.
No hay reembolso en el caso de artículo con un precio menor a 10€.

Em reservo el dret a negar retorns o canvis en els meus articles, però els acceptaré en la majoria de les circumstàncies, sempre que em contactis en els set dies posteriors a la rebuda de l'article. Si aquest fos el cas, el comprador és responsable de les despenses d'enviament adicionals.
En el cas d'una devolució, es procedirà al reembolsament del preu de l'objecte menys el 35% en concepte de reestocament. Per exemple, si una llibreta val 10€ + 5€ d'enviament, el reembolsament seria de 6.5€.
No accepto devolucions en el cas d'articles personalitzats o articles que hagin estat maltractats pel client.
No es tornen els diners en el cas d'articles amb un preu menor a 10€.
Additional policies and FAQs
E-mail: gatzbcn [!at]
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I'm open to custom orders with or without a budget.

Estoy abierta a pedidos bajo (o no) presupuesto.

Estic oberta a encàrrecs sota (o no) pressupost.