Spellbinderie

Unique Guest Books, Journals & Scrapbooks

Lyon, France · 798 Sales

Spellbinderie

Unique Guest Books, Journals & Scrapbooks

Lyon, France 798 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Karen

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Announcement   Spellbinderie's unique custom guestbooks, journals and scrapbooks are made from old French books. 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 BRASS OR COPPER PLATES:
Nameplates, bookmarks and wallet cards hand-stamped with the text of your choice.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 9, 2017

Spellbinderie's unique custom guestbooks, journals and scrapbooks are made from old French books. 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 BRASS OR COPPER PLATES:
Nameplates, bookmarks and wallet cards hand-stamped with the text of your choice.

Karen

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Karen

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Updates

I'm loving my new line of rustic copper bookmarks and nameplates!
At work in my studio finishing a custom order.
Sublime antique guest book, sold in black and gold. Go get it in elegant emerald and gold now!
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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 with a passion for upcycling old books and paper.

  • Raoul

    Assistant

    My amazing partner who helps with the hand-stamped metal plate orders, made my bookbinding frame, keeps my paper cutter working smoothly and makes me coffee every morning.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions

WHEN WILL MY ORDER BE READY TO SHIP?

Spellbinderie's blank books are made to order, 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 orders may be available, please inquire.

RUSH ORDERS & EXPRESS SHIPPING

RUSH ORDERS may be accepted, please contact me with your deadline & location to confirm. Rush orders are fulfilled after normal business hours ensuring that previously placed orders are not delayed. There is a $20 - 40 service charge depending on deadline and complexity of order.

EXPRESS SHIPPING is available at checkout for an additional fee. Please note that this is separate from a rush order and does not decrease your processing time. Express is guaranteed to arrive in 2 - 5 days to most locations. Shipping is provided by Chronopost in France and is usually delivered by your national postal service.
NOTE: A phone number is required for shipment, kindly provide one at checkout. Your signature is required upon delivery.

Right to Cancel

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.

Returns

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.

Standard Shipping / Lost or Damaged In Mail

Orders are shipped standard with La Poste using priority mail. Express shipping through Chronopost is available as an upgrade, see Express Shipping for more information.

Please make sure that your delivery address is correct when placing the order. For Paypal, l only ship to the address provided from Paypal in accordance with their regulations.

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.

Page Count & Binding Method

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.

Siret / Business ID

809 73 930 00015

Prefer to Pay With A Credit Card?

It's possible to pay for your order with a credit card through Paypal using your account or as a guest. Or, if you don't wish to use Paypal, please contact to use Etsy's direct checkout if it's not showing as available.