TheVintageBookwormUK

A Collection of Handmade Crafts and Vintage Books

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Announcement    Announcement 28/9/22 - Please note that Royal Mail are on Strike 30th September and 1st October. This may cause some delays to your receiving your parcels. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you would like me to use an alternative service, please contact me.

Welcome to The Vintage Bookworm’s Shop. I stock a wide range of vintage and antiquarian books, alongside handmade stationery.

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Last updated on Sep 28, 2022

Announcement 28/9/22 - Please note that Royal Mail are on Strike 30th September and 1st October. This may cause some delays to your receiving your parcels. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you would like me to use an alternative service, please contact me.

Welcome to The Vintage Bookworm’s Shop. I stock a wide range of vintage and antiquarian books, alongside handmade stationery.

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About TheVintageBookwormUK

Sales 7,856
On Etsy since 2016

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I'm 32 years old. I started this business as a hobby but it’s become so much more than that. I’m recovering from long term illness and this venture is contributing to that recovery. It's allowed me to build a career for myself and given me a purpose. I never expected to be able to work a normal job but this business allows me to work around my limitations. The fact that it's something I love doing so much is a huge bonus.

I am an avid reader and I have a particular love of old books. My grandad introduced me to them when I was 16 and I've had a passion for them ever since - both reading and collecting them. I’m also enthusiastic about recycling and so wanted to find different ways of using the books that no one wanted. These are the books that are severely damaged and, in some cases, literally falling apart. I came up with several ideas and now have a range of products that utilize old book pages.

My love of fabrics is a more recent development and is largely down to a chance meeting I had with a lovely lady at a craft fair. She very generously offered to teach me how to cover books. I was in love with the craft right from the start but I never expected to get so hopelessly addicted to it! I can never put into words what an incredible gift she has given me. It has been such a positive factor in my life. We have developed a friendship and I owe her much. I have adapted the notebooks to make them a little more my own, and have started covering diaries too.

My business is supported by my wonderful parents and they are often the ones doing the post office run. They’ve also allowed me to take over the dining room and turned it into my work room. The books are also taking over, and can now be found in almost every room of the house :)

I hope you've enjoyed browsing my shop and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for reading x

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  • Stephanie Lunn

    Owner

    My name is Stephanie and I'm 32 years old. I'm currently recovering from long term illness and this little venture is contributing to that recovery. I've developed a huge passion for these crafts and find them so rewarding.

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  • Hazel Hicklin

    Wem, England

    Hazel is an artist living in Shropshire. She works largely in digital artwork, creating designs from scratch. I’ve worked with her to create a range of beautiful, bookish cards for my shop.

  • Jax Williams

    England, United Kingdom

    Jax Williams is a bookbinder, author and illustrator. She's helped me to achieve my vision of creating notebooks from the covers of damaged vintage books. Hopefully by doing this we can give books that are no longer readable a second life.

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