Laura Carey Books

Vancouver, Canada

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About LauraCareyBooks

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On Etsy since 2008

I love books so much, you guys.

I have been a lifelong bibliophile, and I have always loved the look of old books. ESPECIALLY anything obviously made by hand. So the seed of wanting to learn how to bind books was planted young.

Fast forward to my early twenties. I had helped to start the amazing arts collective Stitch N Kitsch ( and was proximity to a real live person who makes books. Amy from Nightjar books ( to be specific. Her work is so lovely, tender and beautiful. I was so excited to see some handmade books up close and personal! Amy tried to teach me the basics of a coptic stitch but ended up advising that I try to learn from a book to get more info and keep trying. I did just that and ended up falling in love with the stitched structure.

Now I have been working on books for many years and I love to challenge myself to make each piece to the best of my abilities and push my skills to keep growing.

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  • Laura Carey

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Laura Carey is a Canadian artist and bookbinder living outside Vancouver, British Columbia. While books are currently Laura's primary focus, she also has a background in jewelry, ceramics and painting.

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Last updated on September 3, 2012

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Each item is inspected before photographing and then again before shipping. I guarantee that all photographic representations of stock accurately portray the condition of each item.

New Prehistory claims no responsibility for loss or damage that occurs while sold items are in transit after shipping. Please see shipping policies for information on shipping insurance.

No refunds or exchanges.
Paypal is the only payment method accepted by New Prehistory. Please pay for your item(s) at the time of purchase.
-For all ready to ship items, I ship within two business day of receiving payment.

-For made to order items, the info about expected time between payment and shipping can be found directly in the listing description.

-In the case of custom orders, the expected time between payment and shipping will be discussed directly with the customer.

-Packages are shipped via international airmail from Canada. Standard timeframes are 7-14 days within Canada and 7-21 days in the USA. Please contact me for information about international shipping.

-This service does not come with a tracking number, although alternative shipping can be arranged at buyer's expense.

-Insurance for shipped items can also be arranged at buyer's expense.
Additional policies and FAQs
I happily accept custom requests!

For all custom items I ask for payment in two stages.

1. A deposit for half the agreed upon price (not including shipping) will start the sale.
Once this deposit is paid I will begin work on the order.

**This deposit is non-refundable in the unlikely event that the buyer does not complete the sale. This may sound strange, but this cost will cover my labor for the work on the piece. I have found that very few people initiate custom orders and then do not complete the purchase, but it does happen. Please understand that I am a one-woman show and every hour spent on a custom order that is not purchased is a dent out of my income.

2. After the custom work is complete, I will make a listing for the balance (the second half of the amount, plus the cost of shipping) to be paid by the buyer. Once the balance is paid the package will ship.

All custom orders are final sales. No exchanges or refunds on custom orders.