hand crafted notebooks made from vintage paper

Lexington, North Carolina
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Note from shop owner Shop closed until February 1st for catalog update.

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Last updated on Jan 12, 2023

Shop closed until February 1st for catalog update.

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Hand Crafted Books

Original Brooks was started in 2013 by bookbinder by me, Sara Brooks, in Asheville, North Carolina. Most of the book bindery's paper stock is salvaged from thrift stores and estate sales. The challenge of how to creatively reuse a material inspires me. I start with a cover material, and then allow the color to guide me in selecting the papers to use. I ensure the materials and binding used makes for a functional and durable journal. I am a crafter continuing the tradition of bookbinding. I focus on quality, technique, and the craftsmanship of my books.

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  • Sara Brooks Charles

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    I am the proud owner of Original Brooks Book Bindery. Currently I live in Lexington, NC with my husband, son, and two dogs.

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Last updated on Oct 24, 2018


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