Handbound Books & Stationery

Indianapolis, Indiana | 153 Sales


Handbound Books & Stationery

Indianapolis, Indiana 153 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Lee Bennett

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Lee Bennett

Announcement    Harvest your thoughts like fields of gold. Brand new work available now.

Read about my collections on my blog:
Instagram: @readwritebooks


Last updated on May 16, 2017

Harvest your thoughts like fields of gold. Brand new work available now.

Read about my collections on my blog:
Instagram: @readwritebooks


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I've been journaling since kindergarden.

You can image the entries, full of backwards letters and misspellings, and of course compelling story lines: "Today I jump roped" "I had school today" and so many more. The fact is, there is something important to me about recording my life. Even if the topics are mundane, when you look back, your handwriting, your writing style and the sense of place you communicate are so telling.

After graduating with my degree in Art History and Studio Arts concentrating in Graphic Design from Indiana University, I moved to New Jersey a newlywed. My books and journals became closer to me than ever, and when I finally made my first case bound book, I was thrilled.

My goal in bookmaking is to make a beautiful, meaningful vessel for you to fill with all your thoughts, drawings, bits and pieces that represent your current self. My books are thoughtfully made and meant to last a lifetime.

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  • Lee Bennett

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Born and raised in Indiana, uprooted to New Jersey, bibliophile, designer, art historian, chihuahua owner, wife, reader, recovering pessimist, art lover, music buff, couch potato, sweet tooth

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    Giving me little wet nosed sniffs whenever I need them.

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Last updated on December 23, 2012
Welcome to Read Write Books!

Each book is stamped and signed by it's creator.

Fellow bookies may enjoy a visit to my blog:

and perhaps my twitter, too:

Read Write Books is a passionate creation of mine, Lee Bennett. I received my BA in both Graphic Design and Art History from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. I have a passion for paper, ink, and communication. Through books; new, old, and handmade; I experience a personal connection with humanity that is often lost in an electronic world. Books record history not only with words, but with scents, marginalia, wear, and cover-page inscriptions. I hope my books can offer the beginning of a connection for you or someone you know, whether it is a connection to someone else or a deeper connection with oneself.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
Your satisfaction is very important to me, please let me know if your item arrives damaged or in an otherwise unacceptable condition within 24 hours of scheduled delivery date and I will refund the purchase price upon return of the item. After this time period, returns will not be considered. I cannot be responsible for any shipping costs involved with returns.
I will accept paypal only, sorry no checks! Your item will not be shipped until payment is confirmed. I will be able to cancel or adjust your order if needed any time before your item is shipped.
All my books are ready to ship. The book you see is the exact book you will receive.

I will ship all items via USPS First Class with delivery confirmation. If you would like to upgrade please let me know and I can do so for an additional fee. If your item has already been made, please allow 48 hours from payment confirmation for shipping. If you're placing a custom order or your book is made to order, please allow two weeks for creation and processing. If you need an order quicker, send me a message and I will let you know if this is possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am very thankful for your interest in Read Write Books. Please convo me with any and all questions about my policies, my books, or my life as a book lover! I would love to hear from you.