button hole books

Wholesale orders are placed by colorways. Please email me for pricing. I am happy to work with stores to develop a collection of books tailored to your location and interests. Please scroll down for terms.

Seaside Journals

Seaside Celebrating the coast, these blank books with silk screened covers and endpapers come in a range of ocean grays, green and blues. 8.5 x 5.5" books.

Pens and Pencils Journals

Pens + Pencils Fun, funky, hip & inspiring, a brand new silk screened design featuring favorite mark-making tools! Cover colors range from screaming bright to delightfully muted; something for everyone. 8.5 x 5.5" books.

Tall Pines Journals

Tall Pines An original, silk screened design of the Maine coast adorns the fabric cover and endpapers of these books. They are a handsome choice for nature lovers, travelers, and Maine fans. 8.5 x 5.5" books.

paper birch books

Paper Birch A silk-screened design inspired by a walk in the woods, these books will be a stand-out display. Covers come in a range of colors with complementary endpapers. 8.5 x5.5" books.

Books for Men

Books for Men An assortment of books in grays & beige with ‘manly’ themed endpapers. There will be no birds or flowers anywhere near these books. This display is great for a shop with a muted palette. (By the way, books are unisex. Women love these books too.) 8.5 x 5.5" books.

The Tyranny of the Rainbow Order TRed, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple! This selection of books creates a bright display. 5.5 x 5.5" and 8.5 x 5.5" books.

Bitty Books

Bitty Books These chunky little books are super fun. With a page for every day of the year and colorful dividers for each month, they are hard to resist. Covers come in a variety of patterns, from cute to subdued. Delilghtfully 3.5 x 4.25”

Three Year Journal

Three Year Journals A journal with an elastic closure designed to record three years of daily thoughts. Each page is printed with the date and lined for three years use. Covers come in an assortment of patterns and colors. 7 x 4”.

A menagerie of hand-bound books

The Menagrie A great collection to introduce your customers to Purplebean Bindery books! The Menagerie comes with 8 8.5 x 5.5” books and 5 5.5” square books in a rainbow of colors, 3 Three Year Journals and 6 Bitty Books.

I love making books. I love the design of a well-made book; I love the utility of a sturdy blank book. I also love paper, fabric and color and am delighted I get to work with them all day long. Every book I make I think of as a collaboration between myself as the bookbinder and whoever ends up filling the pages. It’s a special joy to think my books inspire people to be creative, to record and celebrate their lives, to commit memories and stories to paper. My favorite hand-sewn binding technique is called the button hole binding. It’s sturdy and decorative. It doesn’t use glue, so there is nothing to yellow or crack. It allows the cover to be artfully cut open, exposing the decorative endpapers. It’s a ton of fun to make. I joke that it doesn’t look like a normal book because it’s better - but it’s no joke. I make these books to last. Each book I make is named or numbered and stamped with my logo. The books you order will come with a protective paper band, bookmark, and price sticker (unless otherwise specified). Thank you for getting to know my work!

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PAYMENT Your first order must be prepaid in full before shipping. When your order is ready to ship, an invoice will be emailed to the buyer. Checks, Visa, Mastercard, AmEx and Discover are accepted. Net 30 terms are available for established accounts. Opening Minimum Order: $250 plus shipping Reorder Minimum: $170 plus shipping
SHIPPING Shipping costs will be calculated and included on the emailed invoice. Shipments are sent via US Postal Service unless special arrangements are made.
PRODUCTION Most items are made to order and will arrive in two to six weeks, depending on availability of inventory and complexity of order. I love working with buyers to figure out the best color and pattern themes for their location and I do my best to honor those requests. When you place your order, I will notify you of an estimated ship date.
PROMOTION I will list and link to your store on my website and mention it on Facebook and Instagram when appropriate.
RETURNS I want you to be completely happy with your order. If for any reason that is not the case, please contact me right away. I will do my best to work things out to your satisfaction. Because of the fragile nature of books, I can not take back books more than a week after you receive your order.
INDIVIDUALLY MADE No two books are the same, in fact I take special delight in making every one unique. While I do my best to honor color and theme requests, there will be variation. I hope you enjoy the never-ending uniqueness of each book.
Please note, the prices listed are for 2020.

WHOLESALE INQUIRES: Please email to place an order, discuss pricing, or other inquires.

buttonhole bound blank books