Vintage book journals and sketch pads

From $145

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Remember the last time you had a brilliant idea but it slipped away because you had nothing with you to capture it with? Or maybe you are on the vacation of a lifetime and you would love to remember every aspect of the trip in real-time. My vintage book journals and sketch pads are just the answer. They look like a vintage book, but inside is a treasure trove for creating memories. You start with a 100% post-consumer recycled paper pad that fits snugly on the back cover. You can choose between a lined pad or sketch pad. A pen loop settles into the spine so you won’t forget a moment. On the inside cover, there are multiple pockets for the storage of pens, pencils, pastels,  all the supplies you need to complete your memories. And when you have captured all those thoughts and memories, you can archive them and replace them with a refill pad. You can keep filling those memories for years to come. My vintage book journals and sketch pads have been created from books that have lost or badly damaged their original spines but are still magnificent book covers retaining handsome decorated front boards (and sometimes even patterned backs). I have replaced the missing spine with a flexible cloth spine that matches the lining. The exterior of the vintage book journal and sketch pad has been waterproofed to last yet another lifetime. The original book pages have been rebound as a paperback and come with your vintage book journal or sketch pad.

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A Note From Kathleen

It is important to remember that these vintage book purses are old and in as-found condition. I clean, repair and preserve the book covers but some have minor wear and tear that will still be visible.  All book spines have been triple-reinforced with archival linen book tape, and new book board has been added for longevity.  Leather has been waterproofed, fabric covers have been treated with Scotchgard® and paper litho boards have been triple-coated to prevent water damage. All vintage book purses come with a vintage button as a simple loop closure.  Each book purse has either one or two interior pockets for credit cards and licenses, depending on the size of the book.  I designed your vintage book purse so that the fabric lining holds all the weight distribution, so you really can use your book purse.


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