bibliographica

Bibliographica

Auckland, New Zealand · 1524 Sales

bibliographica

Bibliographica

Auckland, New Zealand 1524 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(902)
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Louise

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Announcement   Browse the shelves for unique hand bound journals, miniature books & wearable books. I use reclaimed / recycled materials in my work whenever possible. All of my books are one of a kind. New pieces are listed on a weekly basis in my Etsy store, so please add my shop to your favourites to find out when new creations have been added. By subscribing to my Facebook page you will get to see sneak peaks of new work, prior to being listed.

Connect with me on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Bibliographica
Follow my Blog - www.bibliographica-days.blogspot.com

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Last updated on May 13, 2016

Browse the shelves for unique hand bound journals, miniature books & wearable books. I use reclaimed / recycled materials in my work whenever possible. All of my books are one of a kind. New pieces are listed on a weekly basis in my Etsy store, so please add my shop to your favourites to find out when new creations have been added. By subscribing to my Facebook page you will get to see sneak peaks of new work, prior to being listed.

Connect with me on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Bibliographica
Follow my Blog - www.bibliographica-days.blogspot.com

Louise

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Louise

Miniature Wearable Book, Aged Paper, OOAK
US$25.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(902)
Ramita MacFadden

Ramita MacFadden on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A stunner! Thank you for making such a gorgeous custom for me. SO many more yummy journals in your store now..am having to use all my willpower to not buy another one..or four!!..but if I win a lottery..you know where I am spending it. :D Will MOST def. be back for more..

Dariella F

Dariella F on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

You've done amazingly as usual. My father fell in love with his journal instantly!

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About

From Craft to Craft

My name is Louise, and I am the sole creator of Bibliographica. I am based at Karekare beach out in the Waitakere Ranges, 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.

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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.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2014
Thank you for stopping by Bibliographica, where you can find unique handbound journals, wearable books and fine art photographic prints. All of my pieces are one of a kind and are mostly created from upcycled / recycled materials. You can read more about me on my blog: www.bibliographica-days.blogspot.com

Or visit my About page:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/bibliographica/about/

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through Paypal.

You do not need a Paypal account to checkout with a credit or debit card. Select Paypal as the method of payment and enter your information on the secure page.

If you need help, follow this link:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

If you need extra help, don't hesitate to contact me through Etsy conversations. I'm more than happy to help your Etsy experience be a smooth one.

New to Etsy? This link will help you make your purchase:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

Unfortunately due to past experiences, I do not offer Lay-by or Layaway payment options.
Shipping
Bibliographica is based in New Zealand. International Airmail can take anywhere between 7-21 days to arrive. I have known parcels to take a mere 5 days, while others over one month. It is generally a very reliable service with a 98% success rate of on-time delivery.

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LOCAL SHIPPING

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

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

I ship via New Zealand Airmail and NO tracking is available. 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 lost / stolen / delayed goods in transit if they are sent un-tracked. However, please feel confident that regular Airmail is very reliable and prompt.

Custom clearance fees are the responsibility of the customer.

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I make every effort to ship sold items within 1-3 days of purchase and receipt of payment. I ship Monday-Friday. All of my items arrive beautifully presented, and well packaged for shipment protection. 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.
Additional policies and FAQs
All images are subject to Copyright © Bibliographica. If you want to use them, you must contact me first.