One Recycled Notebook // Journal // Sketchbook
With Star and Galaxy signatures packed with tree free paper. Holographic stars against purple tones and sewn with metallic thread
One book of a Seasonal Limited Series
SIZE = 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2 "
PAGES 360 // SHEETS 90
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This recycled book is the perfect choice for when you're taking notes, planning your future or sketching out a vision. Dedicate it to be your dream journal, your moon phase manifestation book, your new art and scrap book, or your go-to jotter.
Carry it with you to the places you go. Throw it in your bag or on your passenger seat and make a statement wherever you adventure.
This book lays flat. It is not recommended for heavy paint pens and thick sharpie drawings or tearing out sheets of paper.
Each cover is made of 6 layers of recycled paperboard (cereal boxes) glued and pressed flat. The board is then covered with the design you see and hand stitched into the final book.
Ordering is easy. This book is ready to ship. Just click the add to cart button on the right and purchase with a credit card or PayPal. Your new bookie-wookie will be shipped within 1-2 days.
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**How a Mountain Bound book begins**
Our book board, that is the strong cover of your book, is made of recycled, locally collected, paperboard boxes. We collect them ourself here in Trinity County, California, USA. Currently, a dozen families and two local businesses keep cereal boxes and other paperboard waste packaging for MBB every day. These families are my friends and people who care about this project. I thank them every time for their support.
**The nature of repurposing**
Mountain Bound Books makes great effort to reduce the impact on the planet we share. This opens our ability to source our materials in unconventional ways. Not only do we pick up recycling from house-to-house that turns into the cover of your book, but we search for the cover fabric in delicate ways. Often the cover of your Mountain Bound Book is made with second hand material bought from a small thrift store nestled here in Weaverville. We all lovingly know it as the Blue Barn.
Our paper is currently made from sugar cane AKA bagasse (The ‘e’ is silent. It’s like bag-gass/). The paper has a soft linen color, and is white, and uses no chlorine bleach in the process. Bagasse paper is made from the fiber waste left after the sugar is taken out. Sugarcane has similar qualities to bamboo as it is a rapidly renewable resource and grows much faster than trees. To see a color bleed test on this paper click this link: http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/Mountainboundbooks/library/Paper%20Tests%20Paper
The glue we make in our kitchen is an original paste recipe. It utilizes a small portion of pre-made glue from a Portland, OR based company. The eco-friendly glue they make is very strong, bonds well, and is free of formaldehyde. We add clove oil to our house glue and it protects your book from mold, water, and serves as a preservative. Mountain Bound Books are not gluten free. :)
**How to Protect your Mountain Bound Notebook**
Protect your book from getting wet!! Keep aware where you set your book. Since most of MBB’s books have fabric covers they will not repel water. However, if your book does get wet or spilled on, ect. we put clove essential oil in our glue recipe to prevent mold. Just lay your book out to dry in the sun. If you find your journal is curving simply place it under a level and heavy stack of books (anything heavy as well) on top of it overnight. This will press the book flat. You book comes with a paperboard band that matches and fits your personal book perfectly. You can choose to use it or not- it is very sturdy.
***Let’s do it all Imperfectly***
Due to the nature of your hand made art//book, imperfections may be found. Every Mountain Bound Book is checked & loved thoroughly so you can expect our highest standard. If ever you are not pleased, let us know. We will take care of you.
**This is a Seasonally Released Recycled Art Book Line**
Frequently we find material that we adore but not enough of it to add to a seasonal collection. These are considered *Rares. All books have their series number, season, and year printed on the back cover. All books are ready to ship. Shipping envelopes are 100% recycled Caremail. You may expect a quick delivery time.
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Things get worn with time. It’s a fact of life. Time transforms. Your book will adopt characteristics of your life through its life span and we want to see. Use the hashtag #WheremyMBBgoes to show your book and your life on the big’ole Instagram.
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