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PLEASE NOTE: Minimum shipping time is 10-16 business days unless upgrade is purchased. Please read more FAQ below....

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CAN I SWITCH QUOTE PAGES?
("I like this journal but would prefer another journal's quote page.")
No. Unfortunately, I cannot replace or alter a quote page once it is bound into a journal. I print off the quote page prior to binding it into the journal. My books are permanent bindings, so once they're bound, their pages cannot be altered. If you like a journal but would rather not have the quote page, I can remove it without damaging the book - simply put this in the 'notes' section upon checkout.

WHAT KIND OF LEATHER DO YOU USE?
I use cowhide, unless otherwise mentioned in the listing.

WHAT KIND OF PAPER DO YOU USE?
Smooth, unlined, white 28lb paper, unless otherwise mentioned in the listing. The paper is acid free, archival, and every one of my journals opens flat so you can write all the way into the margins, without breaking the spine.
For my 9"x6" books, the pages are not handtorn and have regular edge.
For my 5.5"x4.25"-sized journals, every page is painstakingly handtorn from its original A4 size...therefore, one side will be handtorn, and I try to randomize the handtorn sides so the tears look consistent throughout, giving the book pages a 'ragged' look overall.

DO YOU ACCEPT CUSTOM ORDERS?
No, sorry, not at this time. Only my ready-made journals are available for purchase. I still do engraving of purchased journals, as well as the "add a back pocket" option - both are located in the "Customization Options" section of my shop.

CAN I GET LINED PAGES IN MY JOURNAL?
I am not creating custom journals at this time, so only ready-made journals with unlined pages are available in my shop.

WHY BUY A HANDMADE JOURNAL FROM YOUR SHOP, WHEN I CAN PURCHASE A CHEAP MACHINE-MADE ONE AT ANY STATIONERY STORE?
Surely mass-produced books have their place, but a handmade journal is special. My books are not without their flaws... and quite honestly, therein lies the charm of a handmade item. I hand-cut the leather, hand-tear the paper, and hand-stitch the books. I'm certainly not as accurate as a machine, so there may be slight inconsistencies or some things may be a bit uneven here or there. However, each of my books is unique, haute-couture, and carefully hand-crafted with love! You can be assured no one else has one exactly like it! Also, please keep in mind that leather is a natural material and each piece is different. Actual colour may vary slightly from the colour on your screen due to monitor color restrictions

HOW DO I TIE MY JOURNAL'S STRAP INTO A KNOT?
I recorded a quick tutorial here: http://youtu.be/X1mMsnDQNzI

WHAT ARE YOUR SHIPPING POLICIES?
Please read them here: etsy.com/shop/lapaperie/policy
A purchase from my shop is a binding agreement to these policies, so it is your responsibility to become familiar with them. As a general rule, minimum shipping time within Canada and the USA is 10-16 business days unless upgrade is purchased. That's not counting any unforeseen delays at customs for non-domestic shipments.

MY ORDER IS TIME SENSITIVE! WILL IT REACH ME BEFORE "THIS DATE"?
While I would love to offer guarantees, unfortunately, I cannot promise your package will reach you by a specific date. As we all know, postal systems and customs are fickle; this is beyond our control. CanadaPost gives *estimates only* on delivery times. While unlikely, there is always a chance that packages can be held up at customs, regardless of the mode of shipping. Such is the risk of shipping, especially across borders. The standard method of shipping I use is economical but does not include on-time guarantee delivery. Please contact me if you're interested in upgrading. It is up to YOU to decide if you feel it will make it to you on-time, based on the estimated delivery times. For more information please read the above shipping policies ---> etsy.com/shop/lapaperie/policy

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I only accept PayPal - it is safe and secure! Through Paypal, you can also pay with credit card and eCheck (item will ship when eChecks clear, which can take 5-10 business days, depending on your location).

ABOUT THE SHOP
La Paperie & Cozy Handmade Journals® is a one-woman bookbinding venture by the ocean in beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada - creating fine leather journals, sketchbooks, and guestbooks that are handmade using centuries old craftsmanship. Home of the original quoted journal, my work pays homage to favourite authors and classic literary greats. I incorporate many unique journal designs, perfect for the enthusiastic literati. Your order will arrive beautifully packaged, ready to give as a gift, even if the gift is for yourself.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU? ARE YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Email: info [!at] lapaperie.ca
Homepage: lapaperie.ca
Blog: lapaperie.blogspot.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lapaperie
Facebook: facebook.com/lapaperie.

All images a designs are the property of La Paperie & Cozy, Copyright 2007-2014.