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Noteworthy Notebooks (previously Studio Tartuensis)

Tartu, Estonia On Etsy since 2012

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Noteworthy Notebooks (previously Studio Tartuensis)

Tartu, Estonia | 962 Sales

Announcement    Unique handmade journals made from recycled books - available in hardcover and wire binding. Local libraries discard tons of books, we turn some of them into inspiring notebooks and other products for book lovers. Each item is crafted by hand using historical book binding equipment.

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2020

Unique handmade journals made from recycled books - available in hardcover and wire binding. Local libraries discard tons of books, we turn some of them into inspiring notebooks and other products for book lovers. Each item is crafted by hand using historical book binding equipment.

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Sales 962
On Etsy since 2012

TYPA letterpress and paper art centre

TYPA centre hosts many different activities: a museum, a studio for letterpress and intaglio techniques, an education centre for schools, an art gallery, an artist-in-residence program and a workshop where we handcraft stationery from recycled materials and industry leftovers.

Founded as a non-profit in 2010, TYPA has become an important center for graphic arts and printmaking in the University Town of Tartu, Estonia. Collaboration with several art schools and artists from around the world gives us a steady flow of the freshest and brightest ideas that we try to cast into physical form as prints, books, postcards... Sometimes it all works out, sometimes all we are left with is ink on our fingers.

The majority of the products in our shop are made of old discarded books.
Every month, tons of books are discarded by Estonian libraries, schools, recycling centres etc - mostly from the Soviet era when some of the print runs were extremely large. Amongst the discarded books you’ll find obsolete science and technical literature, Soviet propaganda, outdated encyclopedias but sometimes also classics. Most of these books end up in the landfill as hardcover books are not accepted for recycling. Luckily, some of them reach our studio where we repurpose the covers or spines into journals and secret boxes. The text blocks are not wasted either, but are sent for recycling to a local paper factory.

Whenever you buy something from our Etsy shop, your purchase will be used to fund the preservation of historical print and book binding equipment as well as to support our educational activities for schools. Thank you!

Shop members

  • Pauline Rummel

    Maker, Customer Service, Shipper

    Pauline is a dexterous binder who also likes graphic design, football and podcasts. She is the one answering your messages and shipping notebooks out.

  • Mana Kaasik

    Photographer, Assistant

    Mana is our designer, photo- and videographer. A historian by education, she originally joined our team to work with the archive and the collections. The creative atmosphere at TYPA seduced her into a different field though.

  • Lemmit Kaplinski

    Owner, Founder

    The founder of TYPA Stationery and the former director of TYPA centre.

Production partners

  • Greif Ltd

    Tartu, Estonia

    Greif Ltd is a local printshop that helps us to make Basic sketchbooks.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 9, 2020
TYPA centre for letterpress and paper art is a private NGO. Your purchases will help to fund education and historic research. Thank you for your support.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
If the product is not up to the standards advertised, we'll give you a full refund.

For the Tartuensis notebooks it is sometimes difficult to see inside the binding etc once it's finished. If ever it breaks, you'll get a new one. But questions will be asked — we want to see the damage to make a better product next time. But don't worry — thus far nothing has broken.
Shipping
WE RECOMMEND YOU TO USE REGISTERED MAIL SHIPPING UPGRADE

You can choose between standard or registered mail (by adding an upgrade in the cart for a few $). We always recommend using the registered mail option. If the item is shipped by standard shipping we cannot do anything to check where it is or when it arrives. We are not responsible for items lost in standard mail.

The second notebook usually ships much cheaper. The final weight including packaging is a bit difficult to calculate for multiple items, so if we should accidentally overcharge you for shipping, we will refund the overcharge.

Shipping times are approximately about two weeks for Europe and about three weeks for US.

Orders within Estonia can be shipped with Smartpost, DPD, Omniva or Cargobus.
Additional policies and FAQs
You want to sell our stuff in your shop or gallery? Get in touch and we'll talk about wholesale prices and terms.

More information

Last updated on Feb 18, 2016
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You want to sell our stuff in your shop or gallery? Get in touch and we can talk about wholesale prices and terms.