Announcement *Winter Special* Each purchase of a published book or broadside will receive a handbound notebook with hand-made paper covers through the end of December. Free gift wrapping available: please leave a note in checkout. Free pick up at the studio in Trumansburg (with a tour if you'd like!)
*Winter Special* Each purchase of a published book or broadside will receive a handbound notebook with hand-made paper covers through the end of December. Free gift wrapping available: please leave a note in checkout. Free pick up at the studio in Trumansburg (with a tour if you'd like!)
Tiffany on Mar 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
Really happy that I purchased this. A comforting read for difficult times. Love the little pocket with thread in the back!
SurLeQuai on May 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is exactly what I wanted! I requested paper that was more fountain-pen friendly, and the seller went above and beyond in accommodating my request, as well as giving me options for which wood boards to use. The covers are as elegant as I imagined they'd be. This is my first time having a journal custom-made and I may be hooked! Thank you!
Casey on May 2, 20215 out of 5 stars
What a humble little artistic masterpiece! I’ve yet to see a more artful zine than this. Such a caring little package to receive in the mail. Thank you.
cdt0516 on Mar 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Totally cool and very well-made. They display a true appreciation for the art of traditional book binding.
amlopez7111 on Jun 22, 20204 out of 5 stars
The binding is great and the journal came quickly. The wood had a small chip out of the corner, there was an unexpected signature on the last page and the first page had some oil staining from the wood cover. I am looking forward to using it.
About Illuminated Press
Illuminated Press crafts books to provide readers with new information, give voice to a wide range of perspectives, and explore the complexities of our social fabric. Our books feature new and emerging writers and artists in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and text-image. Books are bound by hand with sustainable materials including handmade papers.
Illuminated Press was founded by Laura Rowley in 2015 in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Illuminated Press is based in a shared studio with Out of Step Press in Trumansburg.
Laura Rowley is a teaching book artist and founder of Illuminated Press, an indie publisher. Laura teaches classes in book arts ranging from community classes to college courses.
Danby Hardwoods is a family-owned sawmill near Ithaca, NY.
Luna Fiber Studio
Luna Fiber Studio is a weaving and Natural Dye studio and education space owned by Sarah Gotowka.
Materials such as cloth and thread are purchased from Sew Green, a creative reuse store in Rochester, NY.
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale