Auckland, New Zealand · 1748 Sales



Auckland, New Zealand 1748 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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bibliographica is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am taking a short break while I work on a new series of journals. My store will re-open with new books for sale 29th July 8:00 am NZ time. See you then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 21, 2017

I am taking a short break while I work on a new series of journals. My store will re-open with new books for sale 29th July 8:00 am NZ time. See you then!


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5 out of 5 stars

bmoore705 on Jul 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE it! It's perfect and exactly what I was looking for at a reasonable price. The packaging was also super cute and ornate, making it feel personalized and special.

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From Craft to Craft

Hi, I'm Louise - the sole creator of Bibliographica. I am based on the west coast of Auckland, New Zealand.

Bibliographica was born out of my love of many things. I have always had a passion for books, old ones in particular. Being an avid journal writer, I've kept a journal since I was 12 years old. I would decorate them, stick things in them and write screeds.

Over the years I began to seek out a certain look of a journal to use, and the right pen - it all had to come together in a certain way and I found it difficult to locate exactly what I wanted.

During the four years I spent at University in Australia studying photography, I began to make rudimentary books to use as workbooks, to tell my photographic stories and keep records of my work. My time was spent largely in the darkroom, engaged in developing & processing my black and white films. I loved to experiment with different processes, surfaces & papers to print my work. What fascinated me most was that there was an endless amount of ways one could tell a story with a photograph.

Once you had a clean negative, your ways to depict what was within the frame were limitless, and most of all - the story would alter as a result. I could leave it black and white and clean cut - or I could print it on crumpled paper and sepia tone it - tear the edges and so on... the end result was different.

This way of working has clearly filtered through into my books. I find myself navigating to hand-tearing paper, staining it brown to look old, and creating an olde worldly house for the page protectors.

In theory, I have only taken a couple of short evening courses in bookbinding which accumulated merely several hours of study over a few weeks. Aside from that, I am a self taught binder.

I love to break the boundaries of traditional bookbinding. It always interests me greatly to see what one finds themselves capable of, when presented with a journal in which to write, which differs from the conventional store bought book. I hope that my books inspire people, in some way or another, to connect with that writer or artist within.

Please be respectful and do not copy my designs unless you have received permission from my studio. All products are Copyright Bibliographica 2009-2017 All Rights Reserved.

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  • Louise

    Owner, Book Artist & Photographer, Creator

    What began as a hobby became a necessity. Through book-binding I find I can use my creative energy in a variety of ways, and challenge myself with the materials at hand. I think of my work as incomplete - the recipient does the rest.

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Last updated on November 28, 2016
Thank you for stopping by Bibliographica, where you can find unique hand bound journals, sketchbooks & miniature books. Each creation I make is one of a kind. In my process I use recycled & reclaimed leathers, vintage & antique fabrics and high quality artist papers. My studio practice is slow, and I put my heart & soul into each book I create, giving each one its own personality.

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Bibliographica is based in New Zealand. International Airmail can take anywhere between 7-21 days to arrive. Usually on average they take around 10 days. International Airmail is generally a very reliable service.



All items are sent via Courier or New Zealand post with a tracking number.


I ship via International Airmail which does NOT include a tracking service.

If you do wish to upgrade to International Express or Economy Courier for tracking, please contact me for a quote.

I cannot be held responsible for items that are: lost, stolen or delayed in transit if they are sent un-tracked. However, please feel reassured that regular Airmail is very reliable and prompt.

Custom clearance fees are the responsibility of the customer.

I make every effort to ship sold items within 1-2 days of purchase and receipt of payment. I ship 5 days per week, Mon-Fri. I take great care with packaging and gift wrap free of charge. If you have special instructions, please contact me!

All orders will be shipped to your ETSY address provided, unless otherwise specified.
Refunds and Exchanges
If by any means you are not satisfied with your purchase from Bibliographica please let me know within two weeks of receiving it and I will happily refund your money or offer you another item of equal or lesser value. I make every effort to photograph and describe each item thoroughly so that you know what you are getting. Please make sure you thoroughly read the description to avoid disappointment.

If you return the item, you are doing so with the knowledge that it is sent in the condition of which it was received. Refund will be given upon receipt of the item back in New Zealand. Shipping rates are the buyer's responsibility.
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All images are subject to Copyright © Bibliographica. If you want to use them, you must contact me first.