Decorative books and stationery. Handbound in the USA.

Atlanta, Georgia · 224 Sales


Decorative books and stationery. Handbound in the USA.

Atlanta, Georgia 224 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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NationalQuarterly is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Happy Holidays !!

we will open after the new year


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 21, 2014

Happy Holidays !!

we will open after the new year


D.L. Franklin

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D.L. Franklin


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Jen on Dec 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful journal. I'm impressed. Sleek, clean lines. The workmanship is excellent! This is a standout. A showstopper. Thank you thank you thank you!

Pat B

Pat B on Dec 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I really appreciate Lindsay and David's help in choosing the best way to re-bind my book. After lusting after their lovely leather covered, raised spine styles, I decided to go with that instead of my original choice of something much simpler. I'm so glad I did - the finished product is so indulgent - the rich color, fine material, and old world craftsmanship gave my book a new life. Thank you so much!

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"This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book- it makes a very poor doorstop." -Alfred Hitchcock

Owners David and Lindsay are a husband and wife team that operate out of their shop in Decatur, Georgia. David has a BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and is a bookbinder by trade. After crafting hundreds of decorative books for their winter wedding, the couple decided to continue their design work together. With the framework already in place for a seamlessly blended endeavor, National Quarterly was created.

The ancient art and craft of bookbinding fulfills both practical and aethetic functions. A book's binding protects its pages and print while also embellishing the volume's exterior, sometimes transforming an otherwise ordinary book into a work of art. But with the technological movement of e-books being read on iPads, Kindles or other electronic readers; hardbound books have become almost obsolete.

In an effort to maintain their decorative significance, National Quarterly strives to make true pieces of art out of each book they encounter. From restoration bindery of antiquated pieces, to up-cycled library decor and custom orders; we have the craftsmanship and devotion to showcase bookbinding through traditional methods, tools and techniques.

We welcome custom orders and crave the challenges of creating new and exciting bindings that satisfy our expanding market.

Shop members

  • David

    Owner, Designer, Fabricator

    The shop is run by a husband/wife duo. The husband, David, is our designer and bookbinder who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.

  • Lindsay

    Owner, Curator, Queen

    Avid book reader and behind-the-scene Queen of National Quarterly.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 18, 2014
Thank you for your support of our small business!

Here at National Quarterly we love custom requests. Just use the Request Custom Item feature (you must sign in or create an Etsy account) to message us your color request and/or creative ideas. You can also contact us directly via e-mail at national.quarterly [!at] and we'll be glad to work with you. Also, we are able to switch out colors in any of the collections that you see listed in our shop.

Should you have any questions that aren't answered below, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will work with you to accommodate your needs.

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 and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
National Quarterly accepts payments through PayPal. However, you do not need a PayPal Account to purchase your items through PayPal.

Upon ordering you can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

Orders purchased using a Money Order will be sent out once payment has been received. Payment is expected within 48 hours. We reserve the right to re-list items that are not paid, usually after 72 hours. In the event we have not heard from the buyer, National Quarterly will provide you with one additional day to pay for your order (that's four days total). If payment has not been received on the fourth day, the transaction will be cancelled.

Coupon Codes will not be honored for custom and restoration book binding. If a coupon code is used at checkout, you will receive an invoice for the amount that your order was discounted. We ask that this invoice is paid in full before your book(s) are shipped out of our workshop.
All listed and custom books will ship within 2-7 business days, once payment has been received.

Orders are shipped through United States Postal Service via Priority Mail, unless otherwise notated within the individual order. The buyer will be provided with package tracking information on the day it is prepared for shipment.

If Express Mail shipment is preferred, please let us know before payment of order.

If the shipping address is different from the address provided through Etsy or PayPal, please contact the seller prior to payment. If the Etsy and PayPal addresses are different, and no special instruction has been provided, National Quarterly will send the order to the address provided through Etsy.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are handled on a case by case basis.

At National Quarterly, we want you to be happy with your purchase so if there are any issues with your order, please contact us right away so that we can have the opportunity to work with you to make things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you're purchasing a National Quarterly item as a gift, special packaging and a handwritten note can be included for FREE. Please use the "Note To Seller" option during Check-Out to inform us of the occasion, shipping address, and personal message to be included in the package.