Handmade Books

Welcome to my line of handmade books. Although music has a major position in my life, I have been a lifelong artist working in photography, stained glass, and multimedia painting over the years. Additionally, books have held a special place in my heart and life since day one—I’ve always been a certified bookworm book junkie. My recently awakened obsession with crafting handmade books has been a natural progression in my art life.

The books I make use artisan decorative papers, creative binding processes, and frequently include antique buttons from a special collection. Some are made with the secret Belgium binding technique… Some with a concertina effect using envelopes so you can stash your notes and collectables away… Some have the antique buttons. Some have… All include quality paper and distinctive artistry.

Each book is unique and should inspire creativity in the owner whether they are using the book for journaling, keeping a travelogue, or curating their own artwork. They make perfect bridal or wedding gifts or could be a special “note” book for your favorite musician.

For Sale

Here are a few books on hand and for sale but custom orders are always welcomed! Email me for full details manorbooks@stockdell.com. Prices are below images in small type. Shipping is additional.

  • "Secret Belgium" binding - Black and Red $65 "Secret Belgium" binding - Black and Red $65
  • Stars and Moon $45 Stars and Moon $45
  • Small dark burgandy book with gold tie $40 Small dark burgandy book with gold tie $40
  • Small floral book with antique button $40 Small floral book with antique button $40
  • Various two signature books Various two signature books Gold and blue book with antique Japanese silk $25. Other small books are $10 each.
  • Red and tan clam shell box $40 Red and tan clam shell box $40


Here are pictures of a few books that already have loving homes.


Oh, and I could be just slightly obsessed with making matchboxes as well. Just slightly…