HardbackHeaven

where the good books go.

Cartersville, Georgia · 225 Sales

HardbackHeaven

where the good books go.

Cartersville, Georgia 225 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(62)

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Gail

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Announcement   Journals, books, and covers created from recycled hardbacks and found items.
Formerly known as DGWA (Designs by Gail - Woodland Art).

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Last updated on Oct 30, 2016

Journals, books, and covers created from recycled hardbacks and found items.
Formerly known as DGWA (Designs by Gail - Woodland Art).

Gail

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Gail

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5 out of 5 stars
(62)
Joy Lloyd

Joy Lloyd on Feb 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I also asked for one special thing to be included in my portfolio and she added it perfectly, could not recommend more highly and I've already had compliments at work!!

Syreeta Scott

Syreeta Scott on Jan 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

OMG! I Love, Love, Love my new Custom Hardback Book cover (case) for my Nook. I couldn't have asked for more. From start (vision) to finish (shipping) Gail made this a wonderful experience. Thank You!

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About

Hardback Heaven...where the good books go.

“Handmade gifts are the most meaningful.” I’ve been preaching this to my kids every Christmas morning since the days when they gave glitter-covered popsicle stick sculptures and finger-paint originals. Believing my own words, each Christmas I fondly place handmade gifts under the tree. My first journal was lovingly made for my daughter, an aspiring novelist. I enjoyed making hers so much that I decided to make one for my son. He's hardly an avid writer, but loves to hike and camp. In his journal, he keeps a log of his adventures. The following year I started making journals as gifts for friends. By autumn of 2011, my daughter and a girlfriend had convinced me to open this shop.

I love the idea of a book being read and having a great life. Then, it comes into my shop to be prepared for another life. That's when it is reborn as your own creation. Because my books are handcrafted as one-of-a-kind works of art, I love that anything you imagine or draw on the pages will take on a special aura. It’s also comforting to know that it’s not necessary to write anything inside. They are pretty just standing on a bookshelf!

Now, I admit….not all our family Christmas gifts are handmade – I’m not THAT good. On Christmas of 2011, a Kindle Fire made its way into our home. It’s arrival got me thinking about the hardbacks I have been recreating. Maybe there is more to Hardback Heaven than I realize. As the written word becomes more of a rarity, perhaps it is necessary to have a place where the good books can go.

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  • Gail

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator

    Flora Gatherer, Book Recycler, Collage Creator, Assembler, Shop Curator

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Last updated on October 30, 2016
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If you place an order and your payment doesn't follow within 5 days...sorry, but I'll have to cancel the sale.
Shipping
For most packages containing one item and shipping within the US, I ship USPS First Class Mail with tracking. Estimated arrival date is typically 3-5 days (closer to 3 days to the east coast and closer to 5 days to the west coast).

For most packages containing more than one item and shipping within the US, I ship USPS Priority Mail with tracking. Estimated arrival date is typically 3-5 days (closer to 3 days to the east coast and closer to 5 days to the west coast).

For packages shipping outside of the US, I ship USPS First Class Mail. Estimated arrival date varies by destination.

I typically gift wrap all shipments (gifts-to-myself included!). Just let me know if you'd like me to include a gift card with your personal message!

I reuse envelopes and use recycled materials to package my shipments whenever possible. :)
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a problem with your order, please convo me within 30 days of purchase and we will work together to find a solution!

If you decide you want to return an undamaged item, please be aware that you may be responsible for return shipping expenses.

I can't accept returns on personalized custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are handmade in the sunroom of my smoke-free, pet-free home while my favorite music or podcast plays in the background. :)

Because my inventory changes frequently, I may not currently have a listing to fit your particular needs. Please ask me about covers for other sizes of tablets and I'll be happy to work on one made just for you!