AnnesiBindings

Handbound Books, Bibles & Kindle Covers

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa · 30 Sales

AnnesiBindings

Handbound Books, Bibles & Kindle Covers

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 30 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Note from shop owner This shop has been in holiday mode for longer than anticipated as I broke my ankle while moving house, and getting going again has taken longer than intended. However, I plan to reopen soon, but want to first revamp how I do things...

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 7, 2018

This shop has been in holiday mode for longer than anticipated as I broke my ankle while moving house, and getting going again has taken longer than intended. However, I plan to reopen soon, but want to first revamp how I do things...

Macrina Walker

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myo10

myo10 on Dec 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived in perfect condition, from South Africa to Canada. Very lovely Bible, well done. Recommended.

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About

A Journey with Books

I have loved books for as long as I can remember, but becoming a bookbinder was an unexpected development. I read, wrote, and edited texts in a previous life, and even dabbled in layout. But I never stopped to think about how a book actually hung together. That changed when I entered an enclosed monastery and was assigned to work in its bookbindery. I was gradually initiated into the various facets of bookbinding and discovered, to my joy, that binding could be combined with various creative impulses to create works of real beauty.

I later left the monastery in order to become an Orthodox Christian. Returning to South Africa, I turned to bookbinding as a way of supporting myself. After some years in the Western Cape, I have recently moved to Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal where I live a semi-eremitic life and try to support myself by bookbinding.

All of my books are hand-bound. I try to use recycled products - and, indeed, to recycle materials myself as can be seen in the collage and patchwork leather covers.

And, if you are interested in the occasional theological reflections of an Orthodox Christian, you can visit my blog here:
http://avowofconversation.wordpress.com/

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  • Macrina Walker

    Owner

    I am a craft bookbinder who was trained in a monastic bookbinding studio in the Netherlands. I now live near Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where I live a semi-eremitic life and try to support myself by bookbinding.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2017
Welcome to my online bookbindery. I am Macrina Walker, a bookbinder living near Pietermaritzburg in South Africa.

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Returns and exchanges
All books are made with care and are hand-packed by me. Should they arrive damaged, or if they do not meet your satisfaction, please let me know and I will try to work something out.
Payment
I accept Paypal payments, which you can use with any major credit card.
Shipping
I normally ship to all countries using the South African Post Office airmail service with tracking. The Post Office claims that this usually takes one to two weeks, but it can sometimes take longer, so please allow up to 25 working days for delivery. Once your order is dispatched, I will send you a tracking number which enables you to follow the progress of the parcel.

Please be aware that some countries will charge customs for imports and that these are the responsibility of the buyer.