These books are one of our best sellers. They are typically easy to use, strong and lasting, enjoyable in appearance and affordable. We start with wooden covers, attach one or two pieces of leather as a binding, then hand sew each signature (made with acid free paper) with hemp around the bonded leather and add beads and other embellishments to the hemp. These books are made in various sizes - the most popular being 5x7 and 6 1/2x8 inches. These books are fun and fancy. They can be used for journals, photo albums, recipe books, memories books, baby books, scrap books, menu books, and just about any other idea you could have to use paper for. These books can make great gifts, or are a wonderful way to treat yourself. Each of our books is a handmade original, so even though we make a book to look like another, it will have it's own strengths and character.