TransientBooks

Transient Books

2198 Sales

TransientBooks

Transient Books

2198 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   FREE GIFT WRAPPING. (Just ask!) We specialize in custom, handbound originals: blank journals, sketchbooks, wedding guest books, scrapbooks, baby albums, and more. Our turn around time varies, do be in touch before placing your CUSTOM order!

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 5, 2015

FREE GIFT WRAPPING. (Just ask!) We specialize in custom, handbound originals: blank journals, sketchbooks, wedding guest books, scrapbooks, baby albums, and more. Our turn around time varies, do be in touch before placing your CUSTOM order!

Alex Appella

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Alex Appella

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Emilee Bassett

Emilee Bassett on Jul 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for what I was looking for... Even customized it for me! Looks great and seller was very responsive and extremely nice!

bwise978

bwise978 on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful book and so great to work with! Made sure I was completely happy!

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Updates

Always hand bound. Always Transient Books.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Journal · Paper Anniversary Keepsake · Wedding Journal
Choose from our designs, or create your own.
#anniversaryjournal #weddinganniversary #paperanniversary #anniversarykeepsake #ouryearstogether
The artists Kristine Diekman & Tony Allard ordered an 18 x 27" sketchbook back in 2006. You can read a chronicle about that first book for here: http://www.transientbooks.com/blogs/news/40491137-a-sketchbook-chronicle
This month we got to make a new one.
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About

From a boat in Alaska, to the streets of Latin America....books, books, books.

We're physically located in central Argentina, but I'm from Oregon originally. We ship to our US distributor about every 7 to 15 days, so you only pay shipping from the US. Our turn around varies! Send us an email to find out what the current wait time is. Usually, we can get an order to you in about 1 to 3 weeks, depending where we are in the cycle.

All of this began on a boat in Alaska in the 90s, where I made my first (soggy) books. After traveling and binding for years, Magu and I began offering our custom bookbinding services on the Internet in 2001.

We are a small family business at the end of a dirt road in the countryside, grateful everyday that we get to wake up each morning and create books for folks all across the planet. Since 2001, we have shipped custom books to just about everywhere: to tiny islands in the South Pacific, the Maldivas, Japan, South Africa, literally every state in the USA, not to mention Australia, New Zealand and many parts of Europe. I wonder at the places our books continue to travel while we get used to staying pretty much in one place.

Transient Books is made possible by many: our US distributor in Oregon, my brother Rick Busch who set up the site originally (we’ve since become our own webmasters), the USPS delivery guys in Oregon, not to mention a whole string of suppliers, supporters, family, and enthusiasts in both North and South America.

Mostly, Transient Books is made possible by its varied and hugely interesting clients. We never cease to be surprised and humbled by the individuals who appear in our inbox with their memorable ideas and enthusiasm.

See a short documentary about us on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7vgWGH8Ng

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  • Magu & Alex Appella

    Owner

    Magu is from Córdoba, Argentina and Alex is from Oregon, USA. Magu the musician. Alex the writer. Together, we're Transient Books.

  • Carolina Herran

    Maker

    Caro is our right hand here in the studio. While Magu and I race around (tracking down materials, doing admin, attending the clients and the children), Caro patiently makes headway on the ever growing stack of books that need to be completed.

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Last updated on Jun 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

We gladly GIFT WRAP, no extra cost. Just let us know you're interested.

Custom and personalized orders

We gladly do custom orders! Our turn around varies, do consult.
And, we're very happy to provide cover mock ups free of charge. Just let us know what you have in mind.