Why Make Notebooks?

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With so many, many notebooks in the marketplace, why would anyone want to make more?

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Sticker available her.There are valid reasons (at least for me) to go down the rabbit hole of making handmade notebooks and other paper goods. Despite the existing deluge of paper-based journals, memo pads, and notebooks of all sizes out there, there’s always room for more. Or so this would-be paper bindery explorer would like to think.

Truthfully, part of the drive to create notebooks is the personal joy of tactile creation using paper materials. The effort is a labor of love, since the process requires more hours than rationalized in the end-product retail price. Another is a small, yet valid, belief that I can do something just different enough to be noticed in a tiny crevasse of that mountain of paper goods out there.

And there’s a belief that in this era of mega-faceless-companies producing automated goods shipped that ship around the world that some prefer (and appreciate) handmade notebooks. I’ve nothing against the machine-made journals and notebooks. I use and love them daily, but they are mostly soulless objects used for a purpose then tossed. Can’t remember ever sitting and admiring a Leuchtturm, running my hands over the cover and binding, wondering about the person whose hands created it.

So with hope and eagerness I want to believe the tiny part of the world I connect with will embrace and appreciate these little stacks of paper I craftily (and hopefully artistically) assemble.

Will the concept work and my handmade paper goods find homes? Stay tuned to find out.

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