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A little bit about Papersledgehammer

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

Slow down. Make time. Get present with your now. Journaling and sketchbook keeping are part of this process. To feel the pages, smell the materials, and to move your hands, eyes and heart across the pages; this is life.

As a creative person, I've always loved the process of capturing life on paper, storing scraps and loose threads to savor and mine for later use, or just taking a moment out of the day to ruminate on recent events or suss things out. My sketchbooks are a significant part of my life.

I've taken classes with Tim Ely and Daniel Kelm, who both exposed me to the art of wild book making, and just recently apprenticed with Jan Mckenna, a Portland bookmaker/printmaker, who strips bookmaking down to it's simplest and most sturdy variations. I'm grateful to all of them for teaching me about construction and sharing their time and talents.


Shop members

  • Laura


    I'm an avid journaler and sketchbook keeper myself. In the summer of 2014, I apprenticed with Jan Christine books. Jan McKenna is a master bookmaker who has been selling her books in Portland for 15 years! I am grateful for her time and generosity.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Paypal and credit card are preferred, but if you must, money orders are acceptable too, shipments will only be mailed once these have arrived.

We understand that sometimes you need some extra time to think about an object or to make a purchase so reserves are made upon request. Please note that once a reserve has been made we will hold that reserve for one full week.

We love special orders! Start a convo about what you'd like to see. We will work with you to tailor special paper, fabric, binding and even the size, to your needs.

Please do not hesitate to send a convo for any concerns or questions, we are very happy to help!

*** Holidays are approaching!! For all international sales that are gift intended please order early and allow for a full month, if you'd like an item shipped faster be prepared to pay much more on shipping. Please message for fees.

We do provide gift wrapping and special notes for an additional $10. I love to make these as personalized as possible so please message me so I can add this charge to the item and wrap it to fit your needs.
Papersledgehammer ships each item upon payment. Buyers are allowed 24 hours to cancel or contact PS with order changes. Orders may ship up to three days after your order has been placed. Papersledgehammer supports the postal service and ships USPS only. If you have a shipping method you prefer, please contact me. Insurance and confirmations for shipments will be given upon request.

Papersldgehammer is a fairly international shop, however due to poor mailing systems we refuse to ship to Italy, Brazil, or the Middle East. Sorry folks we cannot guarantee things will reach you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Buyers are allowed a 24 hour period after the order has been placed to make a cancellation and receive a full refund. If items arrive and are clearly damaged from it's travel we request a photo as proof for a full refund. Otherwise we'll negotiate partial refunds on an individual basis. Please message if you have any concerns about your order.
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