I love books and I'm a dinosaur. I hate audiobooks and I don't see myself owning an e-reader. Yes, I do know, you don't have to hold a heavy book, it's great to take along on vacations and you can have 384635435465 books on your reader. As long as I have space for my books, however, all of that doesn't convince me - for myself, that is. It's a strictly personal decision.
That was the reason why I chose handmade books for my post today. As you might know, I'm a librarian, and in my first year I actually learned how to make a book. It was huge and fat and had empty pages, and I never used it for anything which is a shame. Right now I wouldn't even know where to find it, but it didn't look all that bad for a first (and last).
And of course my friend Liesan was an inspiration for this as well. You can find her on Tumblr if you want to have a look at her bookbinding journey.
Enough talk, let's look at some beautiful images of beautiful books instead.
|Handmade leather journal by mychimelle|
|Coptic stitch blank book in faux leather or fun pattern paper by Bliss|
|Handmade journal with hand dyed cover and pages by Rachel's Jazzy Creations|
|Light brown vegan faux leather journal by Bound By Hand|
|Handmade linen journal with vintage cotton lace by Arts Books|
|Handmade mini art journal by ExiArtsConceptWorlds|
|Brown suede mini book pendant by Glass Map Books|