BitterMelonBindery

Hand Bound Journals, Sketchbooks, Instax Albums

Vancouver, Canada 152 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (51)

BitterMelonBindery

Hand Bound Journals, Sketchbooks, Instax Albums

Vancouver, Canada | 152 Sales

Chanel Ly

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Chanel Ly

Announcement    My website: bittermelonbindery.com

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Hello! Bitter Melon Bindery creates hand bound books that inspire creative habits. Each one has its own unique design, made by artist and shop owner Chanel Ly.

Learn more:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BitterMelonBindery/about

Policies about shipping:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BitterMelonBindery/policy

Got questions, concerns, or custom order requests? Send me a conversation or email me at bittermelonbindery [!at] gmail.com

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I work part-time in my studio, so conversation replies and processing times may take up to 2 business days. I can offer rush shipping, please contact me about your needs.

Follow Bitter Melon Bindery on social media for exclusive updates and sales:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bittermelonbindery/

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If you're in Vancouver BC, find me at these upcoming markets:

Powell Street Festival - Aug 3 + 4 at Oppenheimer Park

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 23, 2019

My website: bittermelonbindery.com

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Hello! Bitter Melon Bindery creates hand bound books that inspire creative habits. Each one has its own unique design, made by artist and shop owner Chanel Ly.

Learn more:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BitterMelonBindery/about

Policies about shipping:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BitterMelonBindery/policy

Got questions, concerns, or custom order requests? Send me a conversation or email me at bittermelonbindery [!at] gmail.com

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I work part-time in my studio, so conversation replies and processing times may take up to 2 business days. I can offer rush shipping, please contact me about your needs.

Follow Bitter Melon Bindery on social media for exclusive updates and sales:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bittermelonbindery/

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If you're in Vancouver BC, find me at these upcoming markets:

Powell Street Festival - Aug 3 + 4 at Oppenheimer Park

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Updates

I will be at the Make It Show at the PNE Dec 12-16! For those who are in Vancouver, this is my last show of the year. Come and get your gifts for the stationery lovers in your life!
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About BitterMelonBindery

Sales 152
On Etsy since 2017

No two books are the same

The intention bound into each book is to elicit delight and inspire creativity. Just like us, no two books are the same.

Bitter melon is an unattractive, bitter vegetable that tastes surprisingly delicious when stir-fried with black bean sauce. It has an unforgettable taste that I would complain about as a child because it stays bitter no matter how it's cooked. I grew to appreciate my cultural roots and its bitterness over time.

Bookbinding is one of many processes to help heal and reconnect to my inner self and inner child. Crafting has always been a way to retreat, as a tactile person who learns to be creative by doing. I love losing myself in a book project. To me, making books is a selfish act. I've been taught to prioritize everything else over my mental and emotional wellbeing. Building Bitter Melon Bindery has been healing for me in ways that I didn't anticipate.

I hope that my books bring you delight. May your inner self unapologetically spill itself onto the pages. It’s fulfilling to know that your beautiful mind will be expressed in something I made.

Shop members

  • Chanel Ly

    Owner

    After learning bookbinding at a youth arts centre, Chanel spent years developing her own signature designs. When her shelves were overflowing, she knew it was time to open shop, and thus began Bitter Melon Bindery.

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