Really nice hand bound journals can be hard to come by. But Susan Green Books is elegantly and quietly filling this niche with her unique leather and vegan bound journals. You can find journals, mini-journals, sketchbooks, and travel books in her array of creations, or have one custom made.
Susan identifies the natural world as her greatest inspiration in designing her books. She likes to integrate "the colours of the earth, sky and sea, patterned with florals, other botanicals and abstract patterns." If you page through her website or her Etsy Shop, you can see the care she puts into each design.
When you find a favorite journal, it's always hard to write in that final page. Susan is happily helping us keep our favorite journals fresh by offering refills. She even has a pictorial play by play of how to unbind the pages of your book and string them back together while she refills your journal.
Currently, Susan is selling the mini book versions for $15 a piece on Etsy. You can see a wider array of journals, travel books, and sketch books of various sizes on her website. She offers custom orders, so if you see a previous design in her photo gallery, she is happy to recreate something just for you.
Do you have any favorite hand bound journal makers?
(Images: Susan Green Books)