hand bound journals

Northern Bound Books is dedicated to creating quality journals and book jewelry made in an eco-friendly manner. The leather is primarily sourced from scraps of other Minnesota leather crafters; the fish leather used is a by-product of the Icelandic fishing industry, and imported and dyed by Fiskur Leather. The paper used is an unbleached, natural white linen paper sourced locally from Anchor Paper, and adheres to FSC and Sustainable Forestry Initiative certifications. The linen paper is ideal for writing and sketching with pen or pencil – it won’t bleed.
Each item is hand bound using traditional book binding tools such as an awl and bone folder. Many of the covers have hand-burned designs, or are adorned with feathers and other found objects. This shop is inspired by nature, literature, and romance.

Currently all journals have blank pages – but lined paper and music books are in the works!
Custom orders are encouraged! Personalized journals make wonderful father’s day and mother’s day gifts, wedding guest books, and bridal party gifts! Email for details and questions.

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