PierrotPlus

Handcrafted Books, Specializing in Music Journals.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 1145 Sales

PierrotPlus

Handcrafted Books, Specializing in Music Journals.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1145 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(198)

Announcement   *Thanks for a great 2017! We're currently restocking and updating listings, so if you can't find what you're looking for, we're probably working on it! Send us a message if you have any questions.*

We make hardcover journals that lay flat when opened. We specialize in music staff paper and guitar tablature, but also offer blank, lined, and grid paper journals in up to 8 different sizes. All orders can be customized by adding listings from our Add-On section, and if there's something you want that you don't see, send us a custom request! We especially welcome making custom musical scores for composers. All books are glued, punched, folded, and sewn by hand.

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Last updated on Dec 28, 2017

*Thanks for a great 2017! We're currently restocking and updating listings, so if you can't find what you're looking for, we're probably working on it! Send us a message if you have any questions.*

We make hardcover journals that lay flat when opened. We specialize in music staff paper and guitar tablature, but also offer blank, lined, and grid paper journals in up to 8 different sizes. All orders can be customized by adding listings from our Add-On section, and if there's something you want that you don't see, send us a custom request! We especially welcome making custom musical scores for composers. All books are glued, punched, folded, and sewn by hand.

Mark Fromm

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(198)
Greg Graves

Greg Graves on Feb 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Stepfather loved your journal! He’s happy he can start using it for writing all his music. Thanks so much for this wonderful item!

Carrie Wright

Carrie Wright on Jan 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This was purchased for a Christmas present. The recipient loved this item. Excellent quality, very easy transaction, great communication from the seller. I’m actually received the item sooner than expected.

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Now you can add more pages to any order! The 364-page book is especially impressive.

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Turn any piece of music into journal covers!
Ready to sew two 9x12 music journals.

About

We weren't happy with the way big box stores printed and bound our music, so we decided to take things into our own hands.

I am a contemporary music composer who needs to have my music printed and bound so I can give it to conductors and performers to play. This has always meant going to one of the big box printing stores who never understand how music should be printed. I've seen music bound upside-down, the coil binding on the wrong edge, uneven or too-short coils, and even missing pages. Perhaps even worse, the music comes out looking the same, cold way as everyone else's, in a community that prizes aesthetics and individuality.

In 2014 I decided to find a better way. I researched and developed other binding methods that are both functional and beautiful. I developed my own line of music staff paper journals with the layout and design elements that work for musicians, and began adding other journal types like blank, lined, graph paper, and guitar tablature. I also designed and created musical gifts like magnets and cards featuring printed music that is well-loved and well-known in the classical music community, but virtually unknown and misunderstood outside of it.

My success in selling journals (especially the unique music journals) has allowed me to expand and get the tools needed to print and bind larger journals, musical scores, and documents. Browse our selection of journals and gifts or send us a note so we can help you build your perfect custom book or score.

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