MyBooklandia

Decor and gifts for book lovers...

Greenwood, California | 988 Sales

MyBooklandia

Decor and gifts for book lovers...

Greenwood, California 988 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (225)

Announcement   Welcome Book Lovers!
I create unique home decor crafted from books, and book accessories perfect for book lovers of all ages. I am a serious book lover too, so If you're not really into books, but want a gift for someone who is, don't worry. Just get in touch and I'll help you choose the perfect books and create a unique gift just for that special person. And if it's something special just for you, I'd love to talk books and create something amazing that you'll treasure for years to come.
If you're into decorating with books, I also have some wonderful vintage book sets, perfect additions for your personal library or for decorating your home.
If you're in northern California stop by and see me at an art show or craft fair. Check out my Etsy local show listings below, and for more events and info join my mailing list by clicking this link: http://eepurl.com/cmJEsj

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Last updated on Aug 16, 2018

Welcome Book Lovers!
I create unique home decor crafted from books, and book accessories perfect for book lovers of all ages. I am a serious book lover too, so If you're not really into books, but want a gift for someone who is, don't worry. Just get in touch and I'll help you choose the perfect books and create a unique gift just for that special person. And if it's something special just for you, I'd love to talk books and create something amazing that you'll treasure for years to come.
If you're into decorating with books, I also have some wonderful vintage book sets, perfect additions for your personal library or for decorating your home.
If you're in northern California stop by and see me at an art show or craft fair. Check out my Etsy local show listings below, and for more events and info join my mailing list by clicking this link: http://eepurl.com/cmJEsj

Gloria Pearson

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It’s a rare peek at one of my workspaces. Everything does double or triple duty in my small house!
It’s a bit of a trade secret, but here’s a hint of my technique for making those smooth edges in my book clocks.
Connecting the books for a lifetime of indoor plants!
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About

Me and MyBooklandia

I LOVE books. I mean I really, really love books. I love reading, the look of books, and even the wonderful scent of books whether they're old or new. I think one of the reasons I enjoy making all of my creations for MyBooklandia is because of all the wonderful book lovers I get to meet along the way.

I work from my home to design and create all of my home decor and bookish items, using primarily upcycled and recycled books. You'll often find me haunting used bookstores and thrift stores looking for the perfect book for a custom order!

I began MyBooklandia when I realized I had way too many books. I either had to stop bringing home new books or find homes for some. Well, if you're like me and love books you'd probably do what I did, and think about donating them to a local charity or thrift store. I started going through my books and deciding which books to donate, and learned (of course while standing in line at a thrift store buying more books!) that many charitable stores such as Goodwill and Salvation Army have a surplus of used books. Instead of finding new homes with other book lovers and readers, they might end up in landfills! Unthinkable!

That got me to thinking. What if my books could become something more? This thought became my inspiration, and ideas began to bloom. After much testing and experimentation I began making clocks, soon followed by lamps, and then the idea floodgates opened! I am always working to perfect my craft to ensure that my home decor items are well-made, useful, and of the highest quality. And of course beautiful and unique! I take great pride in creating quality products. You can purchase or give a gift from MyBooklandia with confidence, knowing that you are purchasing a unique and wonderful item made with high quality and functionality in mind.

I spend a lot of time experimenting with different materials and techniques to ensure that the item you purchase from MyBooklandia is functional as well as beautiful. From using quality clock movements, to waterproofing and lining book planters, to using screws, not glue, to secure stacks of books, MyBooklandia's products are creatively designed for the function intended.

Whenever possible I use eco-friendly and recycled materials. For example, I use archival glue that will not harm the books, and when possible I use recycled packing materials and boxes. All of my shipments are well packaged and padded, but the box may be on its second round, and those packing peanuts may be on a return trip!

When searching for books to use for my items I sometimes find used books that are unique and possibly valuable. I take the time to research every book I use to make sure I don't use a scarce or valuable book in one of my items. These treasures I offer for sale, and you can find them in my Vintage and Antique Books sections.

I hope you enjoy shopping at MyBooklandia. Please come back and visit, or follow MyBooklandia, to be the first to see new items. And if you have a special request, please contact me and we can design and make something unique and special just for you.

Shop members

  • Gloria Pearson

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I've been a book lover my entire life. I love reading fiction of all types, from classic lit like Jane Austen to science fiction like C.J. Cherryh. Plus lots of genres in between. Feel free to send me a convo and we'll talk books!

Local

Find MyBooklandia at the following upcoming markets!

  • Davis Craft & Vintage Fair - Square Tomatoes
    Central Park
    5th St
    DAVIS, CA

    Feb 10–Dec 15

    Dates: 2/10, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2, 7/7, 8/4, 9/22, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15 Held throughout the year, talented local crafters are selling their wares, treasures from our vintage and antique sellers, free craft tables, and surrounded by great food. Under the green pavilion at 3rd and C St. We are family and pets-on-leash friendly!

  • Spring Arts & Crafts Fair
    Folsom Historic District
    FOLSOM, CA

    Apr 28

    52 years strong, this event is hands down the best place to find unique, quality, handmade items! Find it all here in this craft fair with 200 artisan crafters.

  • California Honey Festival
    Main St & 1st St
    Main St
    WOODLAND, CA

    May 4

    The California Honey Festival combines the educational parts of beekeeping, the entertaining, and the simply delicious rewards of beekeeping. From beekeeping classes to honey-themed dinners, honey tastings, cooking demonstrations to kids' activities the festival drawing deep from agricultural aspects of the Yolo County. This Honey Festival in Downtown Woodland CA is a free, family-friendly festival featuring art, wine, beer, food, music, kids’ arts and crafts, vendors, and, of course, honey galore!

  • El Dorado Hills Art, Beer and Wine Festival
    El Dorado Hills Town Center
    4364 Town Center Blvd
    EL DORADO HILLS, CA

    May 11–12

    The El Dorado Hills Chamber is pleased to announce – the 16th Annual El Dorado Hills Art, Beer & Wine Festival Saturday and Sunday, May 11th & 12th, 2019 at the El Dorado Hills Town Center. As with every year the event will feature the 80+ best artists from both near and far, displaying their fine art along the thoroughfare on Town Center Boulevard. In addition to the wonderful art, there is great food and live music plus some of the area's most prestigious wineries and award-winning craft breweries pouring tastes each day. The event runs 11am - 5pm daily.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2018
Thank you for visiting My Booklandia. I'm located in Greenwood, California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

I personally design and create every item in my shop. Each piece is unique and crafted with care. Feel free to browse my items, and if you have any questions, or are interested in creating something unique with your favorite books, please get in touch. I love custom orders!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
It's important to me that you are happy with your purchase. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me so we can come to a happy resolution.

I painstakingly pack each piece to ensure that it arrives to you as perfect as possible. Items damaged during shipment must be reported within 7 days of delivery. I require a photo of the damaged item and packaging. I ask for the photos not only for verification of damage but also to improve my packaging. I strive to pack well and safely, so if there's a problem I want to ensure it never happens again.

Returns must be requested within 7 days of delivery. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs, including return shipping. The returned item must be in original condition, and I need to receive the returned item before the refund is processed.
Payment
I accept credit cards, debit cards, Etsy gift cards and Paypal.
Shipping
I ship within the United States and internationally. For non-U.S. destinations please contact me for a shipping estimate before purchase.

PLEASE NOTE FOR NON-U.S. DESTINATIONS: MyBooklandia isn't responsible for any local, regional, national or import taxes. This includes VAT. Please be aware that many countries require this additional tax and it is not included in the purchase price.

All orders are shipped to the address provided on your Etsy Order at the time of purchase. Please make sure your address on Etsy is correct and up to date. If you would prefer the item shipped to another address, please send me an Etsy conversation with all of the details.

In stock orders usually ship within 3-5 business days. For custom orders I will provide you with an approximate date for completion and shipment when I create your custom order listing. Most custom orders require the order of or shipment of books, so in the case of custom orders the time to process your custom order is based on the receipt of the books. Most custom orders ship within 7-10 days after I have the books in hand.

I use a variety of shipping methods.
- USPS Priority Mail for many items including clocks and planters.
- Tiny book items and bookmarks usually ship USPS first class mail/parcel service.
- Lamps generally ship via Fedex Home Delivery due to size and weight.
- USPS media mail is used for decorative books and book sets.

I use both USPS packaging, as well as recycled packing materials. In keeping with my philosophy to recycle and reuse whenever possible, I reuse and re-size packing boxes and materials. My goal is not only to make products responsibly, but to pack and ship responsibly as well.

I cannot guarantee delivery dates. USPS, Fedex and UPS delivery times are estimates.

If a package is delayed or lost, please contact me after the shipper's delivery date has passed or tracking has stalled. Because most of my items are one of a kind, an exact replacement usually isn't possible. I can arrange either a similar item for replacement, or refund the purchase price.

If at any time you need an item quickly, or if the cost of shipping is getting in the way of a purchase, please contact me and I will gladly calculate available shipping options. Together we can decide on the right method of shipping that suits your need for speed, and your budget.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my handmade items have variations because each is unique and crafted by hand. The books I use aren't new, so may have signs of use such as worn edges, creases or discoloration. This is part of their character, not a product flaw.

Although I sell some used books I am not a professional bookseller. Because the books I offer are vintage, they will show wear and handling both on the inside pages and the covers. I provide photos and do my best to provide accurate descriptions but it's impossible to detail every aspect of wear and age. I research the value and history of these books and try to offer them at very reasonable prices.

Feel free to ask for additional photos or descriptions of any item if you want more information. And, of course, please feel free to ask about any item I have in my shop. I'm happy to answer your questions.

PLEASE NOTE FOR NON-U.S. DESTINATIONS: MyBooklandia isn't responsible for any local, regional, national or import taxes. This includes VAT. Please be aware that many countries require this additional tax and it is not included in the purchase price.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. Review Etsy's Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, mailing address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me through an Etsy conversation or directly through email.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- As needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support.
- When you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list.
- If necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law.
- As necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy.
I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Service providers
I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as shipping companies such as USPS. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Business transfers
If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.

Compliance with laws
I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as PayPal is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Gloria Pearson, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at mybooklandia [!at] gmail.com.

More information

Last updated on Jul 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is available at checkout.

I am always happy to include a card with your purchase. Request a card at the time of purchase using the "Notes to Seller" area when ordering. There is no added charge for a personalized note.
Don't forget to include what you'd like me to write on the card.

Care instructions

Uh-oh, it's looking a little dirty. How do I clean my item?

Hey, they're books!
In general, dusting with a dry cloth is all that's needed. Using any liquid cleaner, including water, may discolor or damage the book surface.

If your upcycled book item gets dirty for some reason, the best remedy is your common Pink Pearl eraser. Lightly erase, using your Pink Pearl, any dirt or spots and brush off any eraser crumbs.

If your item gets wet, blot with a dry cloth. The covers may become a little discolored, but drying promptly and allowing any moisture to air dry will minimize any damage.

Tiny book accessories are made of paper, so please do not get them wet. They're not water safe.

Care instructions

Uh-oh, my clock has stopped running or is running like the time at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party!

Don't worry! Quartz time movements are very reliable. In most cases the culprit is a bad battery. Replace the battery with a fresh new battery and your clock should run like new.

If the hands aren't moving properly, and you've replaced the battery the problem may be that one of the hands has come loose.

Tightening the hands is pretty simple and doesn't require special tools. Check the battery first, then contact me for detailed instructions.

Care instructions

Uh-oh, you dropped your clock and the hands are looking a little mangled.

Don't worry! Your clock's hands are metal and can be gently bent back into shape.

Custom and personalized orders

Where do I get the books for my custom order?

Books used in custom orders can be obtained in a number of ways.
Note: If I provide the books, the cost of the books will be added to the price of your order.

1. Use your own books and ship them directly to me.
2. Select books from books I currently have in stock. I'm happy to provide photos of possible choices.
3. Order the books and ship them to me.
4. I can locate the books locally or order the books online. The cost of the books is included in the price of the item, so custom orders must be paid for before the books are ordered.

I'm always happy to advise if you need assistance with book choices or finding the right books. Just ask!

Want to follow MyBooklandia on social media?

Website: http://www.MyBooklandia.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mybooklandia/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Booklandia/818563271522790
Tumblr: http://mybooklandia.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mybooklandia

Gift wrapping and packaging

Shopping a little late and want to give something immediately?

I am happy to send you a .pdf file that you can print or send in an email with your gift details. Even last minute shoppers will have something in hand to give, and the recipient will have something wonderful to look forward to.

Just let me know the details at the time of purchase. Or, if shipping has been delayed due to USPS or Federal Express issues just let me know and I'll be happy to send your gift details so you have something in hand.

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