SojournBookArts

Handcrafted Books for Life's Journey

St Louis, Missouri

Announcement    Welcome! Sojourn Books Arts creates beautiful handcrafted journals using upcycled materials to help you keep a written record of your life's unique travels, and wanderings. Designed for writers, artists, dreamers, creatives, poets and free-spirted souls.

All books are made with hard covers and each one is designed and made by me (Hannah). It makes me really happy to share them with you! Each item is one-of-a-kind in the fact that there is only ONE of that specific book available. In that way, no two are alike, so if you see one you Really Like, go ahead and snag it; it won't be back.

All items are ready to ship upon order. Please reach out to me with any questions. I'd love to hear from you.

I always get a little thrill of excitment and accomplishment whenever I finish a new book. I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoy making them.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 8, 2022

Welcome! Sojourn Books Arts creates beautiful handcrafted journals using upcycled materials to help you keep a written record of your life's unique travels, and wanderings. Designed for writers, artists, dreamers, creatives, poets and free-spirted souls.

All books are made with hard covers and each one is designed and made by me (Hannah). It makes me really happy to share them with you! Each item is one-of-a-kind in the fact that there is only ONE of that specific book available. In that way, no two are alike, so if you see one you Really Like, go ahead and snag it; it won't be back.

All items are ready to ship upon order. Please reach out to me with any questions. I'd love to hear from you.

I always get a little thrill of excitment and accomplishment whenever I finish a new book. I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoy making them.

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About SojournBookArts

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Journaling & Bookbinding

I've always been interested in the art of bookbinding, even when I was a kid I enjoyed making little books and trying new styles.

I've also always been an avid journal-writer; starting at age 11 and to date. Journaling and bookbinding go hand-in-hand. I like to journal, I need something to write in, bookmaking fascinates me, why not make my own journals? So I did; trying different methods and, for the most part, teaching myself until I found a process I liked and enjoyed.

I also find the process of bookbinding and journaling a necessary form of self-care. It's therapeutic for my heart, mind and soul. I believe many of us can benefit form a regular, if not daily, practice of journaling and self-reflection. It stimulates the imagination, bringing alive dreams, thoughts and ideas and making them a part of our every day lives and helps us put into perspective things we are walking through in life.

Conservation is also an important element in my process of creating the journals. I love using reclaimed materials; vintage & upcycled fabric, ribbons and buttons. I repurpose items that have been on one journey already and are ready to start a second as your new traveling companion. I love the colors and patterns and fabrics and very much enjoy using these beautiful items to create something practical and meaningful.
The other materials I use are new and from a well-respected book making and archival supply company in NYC.

I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoy making them.

To learn more about my creative process, check out this post from my blog: https://landofmysojourn.home.blog/2020/05/06/finding-the-process/

Shop members

  • Hannah

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a freespirited, contemplative book artist who loves designing journals for writers, dreamers & artists of all sorts. 📖🎨 I also enjoy reading, writing, traveling & dancing in my kitchen while cooking dinner. 😄

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Last updated on Apr 3, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

All regular sized journals are 5 1/4" wide by 7 1/4" high (13.33 cm x 18.41 cm). These are sold for $45.

The travel sized journals are 5 1/4" wide by 3 3/4" high (13.33 cm x 9.52 cm). These are sold for $25.

Paper Count and Type

Most journals come with 120 blank, unlined pages (Counting front and back of each sheet). See individual items for any variations.

The journal text paper is 90 gms/24 lbs lightweight paper that is smooth, sturdy and easy to write on.