PurplebeanBindery

Purplebean Bindery • unique, hand bound books

Auburn, Maine | 1478 Sales

PurplebeanBindery

Purplebean Bindery • unique, hand bound books

Auburn, Maine 1478 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement    Welcome to Purplebean Bindery, a one-woman studio specializing in handmade, hand bound, one-of-a-kind blank books and limited edition artist books.
Happy holiday shoppers, please order before December 18th to make sure Santa delivers on time. (International peeps, before December 10th please.)
I'm happy to wrap your purchase and write a short note to be sent with a book you'd like to give as a gift.
I absolutely love making books and think of each unique one as a collaboration between myself and whoever fills the pages with doodles, notes, family stories, poems, recipes, guest signatures or whatever floats your boat.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions and check back often for new items.
Thank you,
Anna

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 3, 2018

Welcome to Purplebean Bindery, a one-woman studio specializing in handmade, hand bound, one-of-a-kind blank books and limited edition artist books.
Happy holiday shoppers, please order before December 18th to make sure Santa delivers on time. (International peeps, before December 10th please.)
I'm happy to wrap your purchase and write a short note to be sent with a book you'd like to give as a gift.
I absolutely love making books and think of each unique one as a collaboration between myself and whoever fills the pages with doodles, notes, family stories, poems, recipes, guest signatures or whatever floats your boat.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions and check back often for new items.
Thank you,
Anna

Updates

I make a lot of blank books and sometimes when I’m binding them I wonder who will fill the pages and with what...
100% recycled material in these Be Wicked Creative journals. They are some of my favorite journals to make and production starts when my scrap paper drawer won’t shut and threatens to take over the studio. I’m adding new ones to my shop all week!
Introducing the three year journal! A page a day for you to jot down thoughts, notes about the weather, love notes, banal observations, whatever.
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About

Non-Stop, One-of-a-Kind Books

I made my first book in kindergarten - a simple, stab bound book all about me, and bookbinding has stuck with me ever since. In college I took a bookbinding class and my eyes were opened wide to book arts. I blame this class for my liberrhoea.

I love making books. I love the form, the techniques, the materials. I delight in thinking of every book I make as a collaboration between myself and whoever ends up filling the pages. I love books as functional art. I love that my work is held in peoples' hands, travels around the world and used to record momentous events and everyday life.

The question I am most often asked, which both delights and vexes me, is what to do with a blank book. I have filled hundreds of books. I have travel journals for almost every trip I've gone on. I have books with snap shots in them. I just started a book with pasted in scraps of paper. I carry an idea book with me almost all the time, and I have at least 10 used ones. I have a book in my car for notes. At home we use a book to write down phone messages. I have several books filled with menu plans from past dinner parties. I have books with class notes, garden notes, photo notes and hiking notes. Blank books are to be written in, doodled in, drawn in and used!

Shop members

  • Anna

    Owner

    Bookbinder, photographer, teacher and the rest of life (which includes a wonderful family, a sassy rescue mutt, hiking, cooking, and vegetable gardening).

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2017
Welcome to Purplebean Bindery. My goal is to provide you with one-of-a-kind, beautiful, hand-bound blank books that inspire creativity.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
•All sales are final
Payment
•Payment for all items accepted through direct checkout with a credit card and via PayPal.
Shipping
•All items are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service with tracking numbers
•Items are shipped within two days of receiving payment EXCEPT custom orders.
•I ship internationally.
•I am happy to ship a purchased gift directly with a personalized note. Please use their address in the 'ship to' field and *let me know it's a gift in the 'note to seller' section* of your order.
•USPS usually rocks and your package will often arrive SOONER than estimated but please allow 2 weeks for domestic first class mail and 4-5 weeks for international shipping. Upgrade to Priority for faster mailing times.
•If you need even faster shipping, please contact me and we can make arrangements!
•Don't forget that around the holidays it's hard for those Postal Worker to get through the snow (I've pushed the mail truck out of a snow bank in my own driveway) and handle the large volume of cheer being sent through the mail. Please allow plenty of extra time and upgrade to Priority Mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
•If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send me a convo.
•I happily accept custom orders and look forward to working with you. Please contact me to discuss themes, color ideas and size requirements you might have. I love making books for specific occasions.