Blank Journals & Albums

We create a variety of journals, albums, guestbooks, and other blank books. We try to keep some on hand but if we don’t have exactly what you want, can make anything that you can imagine! From simple limp leather Coptic style journals to the most luxurious fully tooled masterpiece! And though bragging is boorish, our journals are utterly unlike anything available at your usual haunts. We don’t do well maintaining our website, so let us know what you’d like and either we have it or we’ll make it! Pictured below are several of our custom journals.

Journey: A lovely fantasy journal that borrows from several binding styles. Something your halfling friends might find in a dear old uncle’s strongbox.

Blank journal of Mixed Media paper for a Sharpie artist

Bound in a traditional Asian style with bone closure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage journals for reenactors: We’ve begun a new line of replica journals in vintage style. First off the bench are the Civil War Soldier’s Pocket Diary, a Ladies’ Domestic Journal for the same period, Lewis & Clark’s Codex A and B, and assorted fun books for Renaissance Fair folk (Knights, Dragons, and Elves), and books in traditional Asian styles. To see some of these these unique books, click here.

Other blank books and journals currently in the shop:

Medieval Folio in deep brown calf. $1200. Details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Deco Address Book: 5 1/2″ by 4 1/2″, 1/2″ thick. Printed and tabbed, morocco leather spine, hand-marbled paper sides, gold tooling, $60. Two colors available, with more pictures here
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Pocket CutEdge Diary: 3.5″ by 4″,  96 pages. Black morocco-grained leather, marbled endpapers, sewn on two tapes, open inner joints.  Pages of a lightly browned Speckletone. $30
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Half calf in Medieval Style: Sewn on 3 pairs of double cords, heavy board with inward bevel, handsewn headbands (single color over round core.) Calf spine (tightback), corners of vellum cloth, deerhide sides. Plain endpapers, sprinkled top edge. $360. More photos here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mermaid Leather: Blank journal made from a smooth off-white paper, sewn on 3 raised bands laced into boards. Decorative headbands sewn over a round core in two colors. Top edge has a light shimmer matching the decorative paper sides and endpapers. (Korean made in a shimmering gold/blue/green reminiscent of genuine mermaid skin. (If you’ve ever had the fortune to see the genuine article, you’ll know what I mean.) Corners and spine are of green morocco with double gold lines at bands and the head and tail of spine. A crested roll adorns the paper edges. $240. More photos here:

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Deerhide Journal, wraparound flap, cut edge style. 9″ x 6″ oblong, 5/8″ thick, hard boards, sprinkled edges, antique laid paper, 176p. $65

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Wraparound journal, cut edge style in black pebble grained cowhide with brass horse boss. Handmarbled endsheeets in blues, blacks, and golds, top edge colored to match. 192 pages of a very faint brown speckletone writing paper. $14P1180053P11800540

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden Dragon wraparound journal in black cowhide, cut edge style. Hard inner boards, covered in dark silver decorative endpapers, metallic blue top edge. Dragon of dark saphire blue morocco inlaid. 192p., 8 3/4″ x 6″, 1″ thick. $160

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Hidden Dragon wraparound journal in black cowhide, cut edge style. Hard inner boards, covered in metallic copper flame decorative endpapers, top edge colored to match. Dragon of red morocco inlaid. 192p., 8 3/4″ x 6″, 1″ thick. $160

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Vintage Reclaimed wraparound diary in Butterball cowhide. Textblock sewn from vintage North Dakota ledgers. Handruled in blue and red by the last of the wooden ruling rigs (now gone) from the Globe Gazette in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Hardcovered, cut edge style, 2 with inner boards covered in brown and one in aqua blue matching the blue lines. 7″ x 5 1/2″, 3/4″ thick, 144p. 3 available at $48

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Vintage Reclaimed wraparound diary in Butterball cowhide, cut edge style. Blind tooled front cover. Textblock sewn from vintage North Dakota ledgers. Hand ruled in blue and red by the last of the wooden ruling rigs (now gone) from the Globe Gazette in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Cut edge style, hard inner boards covered in a smooth brown paper (2 copies)  and one in aqua blue (pictured) matching the blue lines. 7″ x 5 1/2″, 3/4″ thick. 144p. 3 available at $50 each.

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Vintage Reclaimed wraparound diary in golden cowhide, cut edge style. Textblock sewn from vintage North Dakota ledgers hand ruled in blue and red by the last of the wooden ruling rugs (now gone). Hard inner boards covered in printed marbled paper. 7″ x 5 1/2″, 3/4″ thick, 144p. 1 available at $50.

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Nag Hammadi wraparound journal, bound in golden cowhide. Exposed long stitch sewing, hard rear board covered in linen sailcloth to facilitate writing in lap. Creme textweight paper. 8 3/4″ x 6 1/4″, 5/8″ thick, 160p. $75

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Oiled Cowhide wraparound diary, cut edge style, suede filled. Exposed long stitch, handmarbled flyleaves in deep burgundy and antiqued gold. 6 1/2″ by 4 3/4″ oblong, 3/4″ thick. 120 pages, $60

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Limp leather journal, exposed long stitch, bound in golden cowhide, wraparound cut edge style, hard rear inner board (covered in handmarbled paper) for writing in lap. 8 3/4″ x 6 1/2″, 1″ thick, 320p., 60# creme white paper with a vellum finish $95

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Oiled Cowhide, wraparound in cut edge style, textblock of assorted colored coverweight papers. Inner hard rear board covered in handmarbled paper. 6″ x 7″ oblong, 3/4″ thick, 112p. $55

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Oiled cowhide wraparound journal, cut edge style. Hard inner boards covered in handmarbled paper. Textblock of very light brown speckletoned writing paper. 8 3/4″ by 6 1/2″, 1″ thick, 176p. $65

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Oiled cowhide journal, decorative exposed long stitch sewing, hard inner boards covered in smooth brown paper. Textblock of beautiful, thick handmade paper with fiber inclusions. 8″ x 5 1/2″ oblong, 7/8″ thick, 84p. $90

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Oiled cowhide journal, sewn on three cloth tapes, hard inner boards covered in handmarbled paper at front and solid slate paper at rear. Textblock of heavy coverweight papers in a variety of tints. Great for art or writing. 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, 1 3/8″ thick, 168p. $95

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