Spellbinderie

Unique Guest Books, Journals & Scrapbooks

Lyon, France · 744 Sales

Spellbinderie

Unique Guest Books, Journals & Scrapbooks

Lyon, France 744 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Karen

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Announcement   Spellbinderie offers one-of-a-kind keepsakes made from old French books. Custom made, bound to be remembered. Also available at: www.spellbinderie.com

NAVIGATING THE SHOP
To easily navigate the shop, please browse the sections found on the left side of the main shop page. Notes are provided below for further details:

•SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE & EXTRA LARGE VINTAGE BOOKS
There's a section for each size to help you find the book you want. Photos in these listings show the book that will be used to create your order as well as sample photos of finished work for your reference. Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like assistance with finding a book that matches your needs.

•SAMPLES
These sections show sold work, made from upcycled vintage books, in an array of styles for your inspiration. Estimated pricing and sample photos for different book packages provided.

•UPGRADES: Options that can be added to any order, includes nameplates, accent paper, scrapbook binding, ribbon and much more.

•PERSONALIZED PLAQUES:
Brass nameplates, bookmarks and wallet cards hand-stamped with the text of your choice.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 16, 2016

Spellbinderie offers one-of-a-kind keepsakes made from old French books. Custom made, bound to be remembered. Also available at: www.spellbinderie.com

NAVIGATING THE SHOP
To easily navigate the shop, please browse the sections found on the left side of the main shop page. Notes are provided below for further details:

•SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE & EXTRA LARGE VINTAGE BOOKS
There's a section for each size to help you find the book you want. Photos in these listings show the book that will be used to create your order as well as sample photos of finished work for your reference. Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like assistance with finding a book that matches your needs.

•SAMPLES
These sections show sold work, made from upcycled vintage books, in an array of styles for your inspiration. Estimated pricing and sample photos for different book packages provided.

•UPGRADES: Options that can be added to any order, includes nameplates, accent paper, scrapbook binding, ribbon and much more.

•PERSONALIZED PLAQUES:
Brass nameplates, bookmarks and wallet cards hand-stamped with the text of your choice.

Karen

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Karen

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Updates

Romantic engagement journal with secret ring box! Each us made to order and fully customizable.
Work in progress: a small wedding guest book with personalized first page. Stay tuned for more photos!
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About

The Magical Craft of Binding The Old With The New

Spellbinderie is a unique book bindery located in Lyon, France. All books are professionally bound using rescued antique books, new paper and old word techniques.

In 2010, I relocated from Brooklyn to Lyon with my partner, leaving behind my former career to try something different. Enchanted with books and vintage since a young girl, and desiring to work more with my hands and less with my computer, I chose to learn the art of bookbinding in my new city. During my studies, I often strolled along the Rhone River, enjoying the vintage book markets found along the riverbanks. I was captivated by the absolutely sumptuous French book covers I found and the idea to rebind them with blank paper to create something usable again was born. I focused my attention on binding methods that would work with upcycling and at the conclusion of my studies, opened my studio, Spellbinderie. The blank books in my shop are made from carefully sourced vintage editions and rebound using old world techniques: creasing the paper with a bone folder, hand-tearing the sheets, piercing the sewing stations with an awl and sewing them together with strong linen thread. Spellbinderie guest books, journals and scrapbooks are one of a kind keepsakes that combine the best of the old and the new, making them perfect for once-in-a-lifetime events as well as every day.

Spellbinderie has been featured in numerous blogs and is proud to have been chosen to create the 2011 Etsy Wedding Fair official guest book. Don't hesitate to contact bookbinder Karen Rudd for features or to discuss projects. Custom orders are always welcome!

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Shop members
  • Karen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Professionally trained bookbinder. Passionate about upcycling beautiful old books and paper in new and creative ways.

  • Raoul

    Hand-Stamped Brass Plates

    Creates Spellbinderie's hand-stamped personalized plates. Works in SEO & SEM for his day job and builds amazing bike frames in his spare time.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jul 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Right To Cancel / Withdrawal Form

Your right to cancel any non-custom/non-personalized item starts the moment you place your order and ends 14 days from the day you receive it. To cancel an order or return an item, Spellbinderie must be notified, via Etsy message or email. For EU buyers, a link to a withdrawal form will be included in your receipt email. You are welcome, but not required, to use this form.

Once your return is authorized, you have 14 days to send the goods back. Proof of return, such as a tracking number, is recommended. A refund will be provided within 14 days of receiving the returned item.

Custom and personalized products are not returnable but your satisfaction is important to Spellbinderie. Please contact the shop to discuss options.

Return Shipping Information

Please return goods in proper packaging, unused and undamaged. Returns shipping costs are the customer's responsibility unless seller made an error or item is not as described. Customers are recommended to ensure adequate packing and insurance for loss or damage in transit. A service with proof of posting and delivery should be used. The customer is chargeable, up to original order value, for goods that are not received back or are returned damaged.

For international returns from outside the EU, please mark your package as "RETURNED GOODS".

If you have any questions about your return, don't hesitate to contact the shop.

Delivery Methods + Damaged or Lost in Mail

Orders are shipped with La Poste using priority mail. Express shipping through Chronopost is available as an upgrade. Please note that Chronopost requires a signature and your phone number.

Please make sure that your delivery address is correct when placing the order. l only ship to the address on the order in accordance with payment processor rules.

For packages that are lost or damaged in the mail, please contact me and your local post office immediately so an investigation can be opened. Photos of items that are damaged in the mail are required. Once the photos are received, you will be fully refunded.

ARE ALL SPELLBINDERIE BOOKS MADE TO ORDER?

At present most of my work is custom made, requiring ordering in advance. Please click on the shipping tab to see the estimated processing time before placing an order. Shipping estimates are in addition to the processing time.

Rush order information provided below.

WEDDING ORDERS AND RUSH ORDERS

Wedding orders placed well in advance will be dispatched by date priority. For more information, please contact me.

Rush orders may be accepted, please contact me with your deadline and location to confirm before purchase. Please note that rush orders are fulfilled after normal business hours ensuring that previously placed orders are not delayed. Rush order service carries a surcharge of $20 - 40 depending on deadline and complexity of order.

Express shipping is also available at checkout if you need to reduce the shipping time. Express shipping takes 2 - 5 days.

PAGE COUNT & BINDING METHODS

The page count given in listings counts both the front and back of each paper, not individual sheets.




I offer two types of exposed spine bindings, Coptic for smaller light weight books and Raised Support for larger, heavier books. These exposed spine binding offer flexibility and beautiful design options for rebound books. Due to the nature of rebinding old books, the original spine must be destroyed in most cases.

Business ID

SIRET: 809 73 930 00015

PACKAGING

Guestbooks & journals are gift wrapped and shipped in new mailers. Recycled shipping materials, such as cardboard or bubblewrap, may also be used for added protection. Thanks for understanding.