PurplebeanBindery

Purplebean Bindery • unique, hand-bound books

Auburn, Maine · 805 Sales

PurplebeanBindery

Purplebean Bindery • unique, hand-bound books

Auburn, Maine 805 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anna

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Announcement   Welcome to Purplebean Bindery, a one-woman studio specializing in hand-made, hand-bound, one-of-a-kind blank books and limited edition artist books. I absolutely love making books and think of each unique one as a collaboration between myself and whoever ends up filling the pages with doodles, notes, family stories, poems, recipes, guest signatures or whatever floats your boat.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions and check back often for new items.
Thank you,
Anna

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2017

Welcome to Purplebean Bindery, a one-woman studio specializing in hand-made, hand-bound, one-of-a-kind blank books and limited edition artist books. I absolutely love making books and think of each unique one as a collaboration between myself and whoever ends up filling the pages with doodles, notes, family stories, poems, recipes, guest signatures or whatever floats your boat.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions and check back often for new items.
Thank you,
Anna

Anna

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Stacks and stacks and stacks of unique bitty books ready to go! They are so cheerful on the shelf.

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This week in the studio I'm putting together Be Wicked Creative journal pages...70 books' worth. 100% of the material in these journals is recycled / reused. Feels good to make - and wicked fun to use!
Pages for the 2017 crop of bitty books coming together this sunny afternoon.
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About

Non-Stop, One-of-a-Kind Books

I made my first book in kindergarten - a simple, stab bound book all about me, and bookbinding has stuck with me ever since. In college I took a bookbinding class and my eyes were opened wide to book arts. I blame this class for my liberrhoea.

I love making books. I love the form, the techniques, the materials. I delight in thinking of every book I make as a collaboration between myself and whoever ends up filling the pages. I love books as functional art. I love that my work is held in peoples' hands, travels around the world and used to record momentous events and everyday life.

The question I am most often asked, which both delights and vexes me, is what to do with a blank book. I have filled hundreds of books. I have travel journals for almost every trip I've gone on. I have books with snap shots in them. I just started a book with pasted in scraps of paper. I carry an idea book with me almost all the time, and I have at least 10 used ones. I have a book in my car for notes. At home we use a book to write down phone messages. I have several books filled with menu plans from past dinner parties. I have books with class notes, garden notes, photo notes and hiking notes. Blank books are to be written in, doodled in, drawn in and used!

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  • Anna

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    Bookbinder, photographer, teacher and the rest of life (which includes a wonderful family, a sassy rescue mutt, hiking, cooking, and vegetable gardening).

Shop policies

Last updated on November 9, 2015
Welcome to Purplebean Bindery. My goal is to provide you with one-of-a-kind, beautiful, hand-bound blank books that inspire creativity.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
•Payment for all items accepted via PayPal and through direct checkout with a credit card.
Shipping
•All items are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service with tracking numbers
•Items are shipped within two days of receiving payment EXCEPT custom orders.
•I ship internationally.
•I am happy to ship a purchased gift directly with a personalized note. Please use their address in the 'ship to' field and *let me know it's a gift in the 'note to seller' section* of your order.
•USPS usually rocks and your package will often arrive SOONER than estimated but please allow 2 weeks for domestic first class mail and 4-5 weeks for international shipping. Upgrade to Priority for faster mailing times.
•If you need even faster shipping, please contact me and we can make arrangements!
•Don't forget that around the holidays it's hard for those Postal Worker to get through the snow (I've pushed the mail truck out of a snow bank in my own driveway) and handle the large volume of cheer being sent through the mail. Please allow plenty of extra time and upgrade to Priority Mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
•All sales are final
Additional policies and FAQs
•If you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail or convo me.
•I happily accept custom orders and look forward to working with you. Please e-mail me to discuss themes, color ideas and size requirements you might have. I love making books for specific occasions.