Sterling Heights, Michigan · 81 Sales



Sterling Heights, Michigan 81 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Megan Mize

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Megan Mize


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Crystal Barr

Crystal Barr on Oct 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

If you are looking for a Book of Shadows or one of Megan's awesome clay creations you won't be disappointed. Her books are high quality. They are made to last. Her clay creations are stunning and breathtaking. Megan's customer service is awesome. She is with you from beginning to arrival and even after. I highly recommend purchasing from her. Shipping is fast too. :)

Tina Timonian

Tina Timonian on Jul 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The craftsmanship is breath taking ! This journal is extremely well made and full of detail. Highly recommend HandAgedBooks to anyone in the market for a journal . You will never get this type of quality and uniqueness for the price anywhere else . I absolutely love my journal , don't wait get yours today and you won't be disappointed .

Thorn Mooney

Thorn Mooney on Jul 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! I love this slimmer size. And the free gift of incense was awesome! I can't wait to give this to my friend for his birthday. :)

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About HandAgedBooks

Every year I go shopping for a new journal and every year I'm disappointed in the options the stores provide. I wanted something old but new, something with a otherworldly feel to it. Looking for these special books online was helpful but costly! So after buying a lot of different supplies I tried my hand at making my own journal and fell in love with it and the process. All the designs and details are made by me, my husband cuts the wood covers to the size I need. Since cardboard is popular with other book makers, I use wood so the books are sturdy. Every journal has it's own personality. Some feel cozy and makes you want to write next to a warm fire. Some are perfect for poems and short stories! All are made with real leather or suede. All have suede interior. Every book has parchment paper, ivory, blue, gold or copper. All are OOAK (one of a kind) no two books are alike.

Shop members

  • Megan Mize

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    I'm the owner of HandAgedBooks. My journals and BOS's are my passion and I love it. My husband and I work as a team when building my books and now starting to make Wiccan spell kits.

  • Kevin Mize

    Assistant, Designer, Shipper

    I am the owners husband and helper when it comes to HandAgedBooks. I do the wood crafting and help with spell kits supplies. I work in IT as my "other" job. I am honored to be allowed to assist making these beautiful creations.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2014
Welcome to HandAgedBooks
These are handmade: 9 by 6 inch Book of Shadows, Journals, Scrapbooks, Herbal Journals, Diaries, Micro Notebooks, Mini Journals, Date books or Art Diary etc.. Everything handmade always has a chance to come with an imperfection. I try my best to inform all my customers what may be wrong with the book in the definition under the photo section in the listing. All the books are made with a wood base and real leather or suede. At this time I do not stain or dye the leather but I will sometime in the future so my customers have more options for color.
There are two custom book listings in my shop, one for each size. With a custom book you get to choose what you want your book to look like. Choice of: leather or suede, color of leather or suede, interior suede color, bookmark ribbon colors and the cover design. Feel free to contact me on Etsy if you have any requests, questions or just to chat and get to know me before making an order.

My books are sold for personal use and are not for resell unless you have my permission.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
I accept PayPal which is what I prefer for payments, all major credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
If you need to pay in a different way (money order or personal check) then email me so we can discuss it. Any cancellations must be done before the sold item is shipped.Once it is out of my hands then I won't cancel it until the item is returned unused and then the price of the item will be refunded but not the shipping cost.
I ship with Usps Flat Rate for books and First Class mail for small items, which takes 2-3 days to be delivered once item is shipped. I will print out your shipping label the day of recieving your order and will send you a notification through etsy and/or paypal with your shipping details and tracking number. I always use a delivery confirmation for every order and check up on it after the order has been mailed out. I like to know that your order has been delivered safely to you.
For international shipping: all international shipping is $20.00. I can only track the item until the order leaves the US. It can take up to 2-4 weeks to reach you.
Please email me once you receive your order.

I'M AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR DAMAGED BOOKS OR ITEMS AFTER ITEM HAS SHIPPED! If the post office has a problem with delivery then check your local post office incase they are holding it for you. I ship the package to the address on your etsy account, if you wish for me to send it somewhere else please let me know at or before you check out.
Refunds and Exchanges
All reserved items will be saved for the person it is meant for. So if it is bought by someone it isn't saved for, I will cancel the order and give a full refund.

I buy shipping label, print and ship the order out as soon I am able to. So the shipping price is the only thing that will be 50% refunded if it hasn't been picked up yet. I won't cancel an order that is already shipped out but if you wish to mail it back, I will refund you the amount you paid and with the shipping price included since you mailed it back. Once I have the returned book you will receive an email letting you know the refund is on the way. I am not sure how long the process is for the refund to reach you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything I make, I make with love and care. So please treat your bought items the same. The books are very sturdy and will last as long as their treated right. Sunlight will bleach leather and it can be stained with any liquid. Wash your hands before touching since the leather and suede can pick up light to heavy oils. On the inside pages where the thread comes through the paper, do not cut or tug hard on it or you may lose a few pages. You have to be very forceful with one of the journals to damage it so please don't try.

I want my customers to be happy with their order and love feedback to know that they happy with it.

Thank you for being interested enough to read all the policies.

~Megan Mize