MountainBoundArtisan

Environmentally Conscious Zero Waste Hand Bound Books

Weaverville, California 42 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (7)

MountainBoundArtisan

Environmentally Conscious Zero Waste Hand Bound Books

Weaverville, California | 42 Sales

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Jess Hernandez

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Jess Hernandez

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WE MAKE BOOKS FOR EARTH LOVERS.
Hi! I'm Jess. I am an earth conscious, California local, recycled, hand bound, seasonal book maker. I gather for, chop up, press flat, paste glue, sew strong, and beautifully create a limited number of unique journals and notebooks each season. The books created are then debuted on each solstice and equinox, or the first day of every season, each year.

>>If you would like to know more about our books and giveaways first, I invite you to sign up for our newsletter that comes to you only four times a year.

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Mountain Bound Books creates your book covers from locally collected cereal boxes, also known as paperboard. Then we hand stitch tree-free, sugar cane paper into each signature. The hardcover book collections are limited and numbered on the back cover with the season & year they were born into. Each series has a name. Notebooks & stickers are available year-round.

Our packaging and shipping envelopes are zero-waste and compostable making your whole experience with us a lot less heavy. We love this planet enough to make more sustainable alternatives available and lessen our footprint one little choice at a time.

Thank you for being here.
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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Mountainboundbooks/
INSTAGRAM: @Mountainboundbooks
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You can look forward to our offerings of eco green choices in lunar calendars, planners, watercolor sketchbooks and natural artist tools. We aim to make our own natural fiber paper and lined paper along with other recycled planner goodies very soon! So glad you're here.

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Last updated on Sep 26, 2019

🌬️🍃HAPPY AUTUMN EQUINOX🌬️🍃
💫ENJOY FREE SHIPPING💫

WE MAKE BOOKS FOR EARTH LOVERS.
Hi! I'm Jess. I am an earth conscious, California local, recycled, hand bound, seasonal book maker. I gather for, chop up, press flat, paste glue, sew strong, and beautifully create a limited number of unique journals and notebooks each season. The books created are then debuted on each solstice and equinox, or the first day of every season, each year.

>>If you would like to know more about our books and giveaways first, I invite you to sign up for our newsletter that comes to you only four times a year.

>> SIGN UP HERE <<
http://eepurl.com/b7mTFL

Mountain Bound Books creates your book covers from locally collected cereal boxes, also known as paperboard. Then we hand stitch tree-free, sugar cane paper into each signature. The hardcover book collections are limited and numbered on the back cover with the season & year they were born into. Each series has a name. Notebooks & stickers are available year-round.

Our packaging and shipping envelopes are zero-waste and compostable making your whole experience with us a lot less heavy. We love this planet enough to make more sustainable alternatives available and lessen our footprint one little choice at a time.

Thank you for being here.
>>
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Mountainboundbooks/
INSTAGRAM: @Mountainboundbooks
>>
You can look forward to our offerings of eco green choices in lunar calendars, planners, watercolor sketchbooks and natural artist tools. We aim to make our own natural fiber paper and lined paper along with other recycled planner goodies very soon! So glad you're here.

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About MountainBoundArtisan

Sales 42
On Etsy since 2016

Recycled Books for Earth Lovers

From the beginning of time, humans have longed to leave a piece of their souls in writing. The ancients used clay, tapping out their symbols with a triangular instrument into the moist mud, and then patiently dried the tablets to share with the world. The desire for more portable yet permanent collections of one’s thoughts gave birth to the innovative use of Papyrus, a thick type of paper made from the pith of papyrus plants. Humans throughout history have made use of bone, shells, and the like to collect their thoughts and bare their souls.

In today’s world, that yearning to leave a piece of ourselves in written form persists, and Mountain Bound Books offers you a way to capture those thoughts while helping to conserve nature.

Like the ancients, Mountain Books knows that it is more than just a book. It is more than just script on a page. It's fertile ground for your soul to linger upon. Hope spreads its wings wide inside its pages. Ideas for your greater good can fully form. You unfold your intentions on every page. It's your story, and you can write it however you want to.

This repository buzzes with energy and matches your frequency. It holds the cycles of your creative fire: The muse that is your catalyst, enlightenment, transformation, rebuilding, and growth. The conscious thought vessel is not simply a book. It's the tool in which you bridge the gap between the surface life you live and the life beneath in your incredible imagination.
It's a Mountain Bound Book.

The concept for Mountain Bound Books was born like a phoenix- out from the ashes of failure. In 2014, I applied for an art scholarship that would help fund this recycled book project and was denied. Despite the stumbling block, I resolved to never give up. It took me years to get to you, dear reader, but we are here now.

My goal was simple: to make notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, agendas, planners, and guestbooks from food boxes that people generally throw away. I am inspired by a repurposed item and find my creativity there.

First, I asked the hardworking people who participate in our local county farmers’ market to collect cereal boxes for me so I could start my book business. What began with three families has quickly grown to a dozen or more houses stashing away boxes for me. In return, I pay them back in whatever is needed. Sometimes payment takes the form of books. Other times its food to nourish the body or a story to feed the soul. Sometimes it's simply just a handshake and a smile.

Once I receive the cardboard treasures, I take them to my home studio and get to chopping with my guillotine paper cutter. I use stencils to trace out book layers and each layer of paperboard is glued and pressed into your hardcover book. After wrapping each book cover there is paper that needs to be cut to size and folded. Holes are punched with an awl and mallet next, making it easier for the needle to pierce and bind the paper. The book is then carefully sewn into its final form before packaging and arriving at its new home.

Keeping with the earth loving vibe, I knew I must fill these books with paper that wasn't made of Earth's long-standing trees. During the search for the right paper, I avoided all brands that had been bleached with chlorine (TCF). I searched for the perfect material- one that would grow fast (rapidly renewable) and optimally is made out of localized waste (made in USA). My heart exploded with joy when I received the samples of our sugarcane (bagasse) paper. I knew this was the right one! It is essential that the glue and thread holding together a Mountain Bound Book be made of natural fibers and formaldehyde free (No volatile organic compounds (VOC)). Every part of the design was considered and reconsidered until the perfect vessels emerged to be presented to you.

Mountain Bound Books are an extraordinary accessory you can be proud to carry with you. Be certain your book is heart-strong and sturdy, exquisitely rare, environmentally conscious, and most relevant to this planet we share today. There are not enough recycled and minimal waste art supplies in the world, and we want to change that.

This is a seasonally released art line. Every season of the year on the Solstices and Equinoxes, Mountain Bound Books makes available a limited number of unique books for purchase. Our hardcover book collections are named, numbered, and dated, as they are part of a collection that will never be reproduced the same again.

Seasons for the (northern hemisphere)
2019/2020 releases are listed below:

Winter 2018 (WINTER SOLSTICE)- December 21st
Spring 2019 (SPRING EQUINOX)- March 20th
Summer 2019 (SUMMER SOLSTICE)- June 21st
Fall 2019 (FALL EQUINOX)- September 23nd
Winter 2019 (WINTER SOLSTICE)- December 22st
Spring 2020 (SPRING EQUINOX)- March 20th
Summer 2020 (SUMMER SOLSTICE)- June 20st
Fall 2020 (FALL EQUINOX)- September 22nd
Winter 2020 (WINTER SOLSTICE)- December 21st

If all of our hardcover books are sold out, don't fret! Do ya self a favor & sign yourself up using the link below for the next release information. Don't miss anything with our quarterly e-mails!

Sign up for Mountain Bound Book's quarterly newsletter here:
http://eepurl.com/b7mTFL

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  • Jess Hernandez

    Owner, Designer

    I'm passionate about this planet. I like to make books out of trash.

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Last updated on Aug 10, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

I do offer gift wrapping! Send me a message before you order so I can check my giftwrap stock and send you samples :)

What days do you ship out orders?

We ship Mon-Fri. We do not ship orders on weekends.

What if I want something custom or personalized on my book cover?

I love doing custom orders, large or small. Send me a message, we can work together on your creative vision and I will make an Etsy listing just for you.

Wholesale availability

We are always looking for wholesale partners. We also love large orders for retreats, weddings, any event. Thank you!