Recycled book Journals and vintage illustrations

Melbourne, Australia

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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Last updated on Nov 11, 2021

As we all begin to enter into a more normal routine, please keep in mind that post is still experiencing some delays.

It's best to order a bit earlier so you're not disappointed with late deliveries.


Lori Henderson

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Lori Henderson


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About foundnbound

Sales 1,648
On Etsy since 2009

A second life for vintage books

I began recycling books back in 2008 after being a book lover and bit of a hoarder for many years.

I think I save and store more than I recycle, but that's ok, because some precious gems should just be kept as books. I seem to have a soft spot for the decorative, musty smelling ones from pre 1930.

I re-purpose as much of a book as possible. Spines become bookmarks & the pages become cut illustrations for craft packs or are created into smaller notebooks.

Some people have told me that purchasing a journal is like buying nostalgia - and in a way I guess it is. I love seeing the look on someone's face when they spot their favourite childhood book that's been given a second life.

Most importantly - a big thank all the wonderful people who have cherished and kept their old books so I'm able to continue their life for others to enjoy.

So save those books people - you never know where they will end up.

Shop members

  • Lori Henderson

    Owner, Creator

    Corporate girl during the day, creator by night and book finder by weekend. Put these things together and they keep me pretty busy - and I love it! Canadian by birth, but now fully call myself Australian

Shop policies

Last updated on May 11, 2015
Welcome and thank you for stopping in to visit Found n Bound. I hope you enjoy looking through these items as much as I enjoy making them. I love to rescue and dust off these old books and many of the journals are 50 plus years old.

Therefore what you find here won't be in pristine condition. The dents, scribbles & scuffs are what gives character and uniqueness to these journals.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If for any reason you are not 100% happy with my journals, please let me know. I am willing to work with you to make things right for you.

If you would like to return your purchase, you must contact me within 3 days of receiving your item to discuss the details of the return. You will be refunded the amount of money that you spent on the item(s) less shipping cost. Once I receive the item back in it's original condition, I will refund your money.
I truly appreciate buyers who pay immediately using PayPal.

I would appreciate payment within 3 days of your order, but please contact me if other arrangements are needed. No payment or contact within five days of purchase may lead to cancellation of your order.
All orders are carefully packed to assist in a safe delivery and are mailed via Australia Post.

I ship to the address listed on your Etsy account. If you are paying with paypal, please ensure your address on your paypal account is correct. If you prefer to have your items shipped to another address, please convo me and let me know where you would like your items sent to.

PLEASE NOTE Shipping charges do not include insurance; I cannot be responsible for lost packages, so if you desire insurance, please convo and I will adjust shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
I truly like to think that when people receive one of these journals they think it was made espcecially for them. That's why I love doing custom orders. If you have a hard to buy for family member or friend, please let me know and I'll check my stock to see if we have that 'made just for them' title.