handbound books

Boston, Massachusetts · 3183 Sales


handbound books

Boston, Massachusetts 3183 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   unique and custom handbound journals, guestbooks and photo albums.

you can visit my website at:

thanks for looking. custom requests are welcomed.


unique and custom handbound journals, guestbooks and photo albums.

you can visit my website at:

thanks for looking. custom requests are welcomed.

iris grimm

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iris grimm


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Carly on Nov 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Iris does a fantastic job! Our custom made book was perfect.


caitlinchase1 on Nov 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, thank you! Seller was so great to work with :)

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new photobooth album now available. displays two photo strips per page.

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photobooth album (2x6) - 96 photos
new personalized photo album with a unique two tone arrow binding. perfect as a baby album.

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personalized photo album (2-up)


handbound books by iris grimm

grimm-books is a small, independent bindery based in boston, massachusetts.
founded in 2008, with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail with a d.i.y. approach. i strive to combine innovative techniques with the centuries old art of bookbinding to create books that are modern and timeless, beautiful and functional.


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    born. willimantic, ct lives. boston, ma loves. vegan food, metal music and liverpool fc

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

When will my custom order ship?

Orders placed December 2nd, 2016 will ship by December 20th, 2016. If you need your order sooner, let me know your shipping destination and required delivery date an i can confirm a timeline.

Will I receive my order in time for xmas?

The shipping deadlines for xmas delivery are:

FedEx ground (standard) - December 16th
FedEx 3day (additional fee) - December 20th
FedEx 2 day (additional fee) - December 21st
FedEx next day (additional fee) - December 22nd
USPS Priority - December 21st

USPS 1st class (standard) - December 8th
USPS Priority (additional fee) - December 10th
USPS Express (additional fee) - December 15th
CANADA ONLY - December 17th

please note these are the SHIPPING DEADLINES, if you are ordering a custom order, please see the "When will my custom order ship?" FAQ above for up to date shipping times, or send a message with your shipping destination/ zip code to confirm timing.

What are the bookcloth and endsheet?

The bookcloth is the material that wraps the outside of the book. It is the color you see on the covers. The endsheet is the paper that lines the inside of the covers. It is the color you see on the inside of the front and back covers.

How does proofing work?

Within 1-3 business days of an order being placed you will receive a proof of you text in the font that you have chosen via etsy mesasge. Look over the proof to confirm that text, spelling and date are correct. Respond via etsy message or email with approval or any changes that need to be made. Production on your item will not begin until the proof has been approved.

Can the text be printed in colored ink?

Unfortunately only black ink is available.

Can a custom order be rushed?

Custom orders can be rushed for a fee. If you are concerned about the timeline of an order feel free to contact me with your shipping zip code and required delivery date. I will layout a timeline with options for you.

Can I add more pages to a book?

Pages can be added to most books. Let me know which item you are interested and the total number of pages you'd like and I'll provide a price quote for the additional pages.

Care instructions

Store your book in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Avoid any contact with water.

If the cover of your book has become dirty, you can use a clean white eraser to gently remove any dust or smudges. Same goes for the pages. If your book has become damaged, contact me to inquire about a repair. I can repair most damage for a fraction of the price of replacing the book.