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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

A Book By Its Cover

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I don’t know if you know this about me, but after I have posted about something, I like to explore what other bloggers are posting about the something, too. So on Thursdays, I load up Etsy posts in my reader and go to town. There are many Etsy makers on WordPress, and most of them are really talented. One in particular has been blowing me away week after week, and I just had to share.

Meet aLexLibris. Based in Serbia and headed up by their chief bookmaker Alex, they make and sell the most creative, the most gorgeous, the most incredible blank books I’ve ever seen. They also sell a select few other items, including flasks and ring binders. The items are goth in sensibility, but in the very best way. Sure, there are quite a few coffins and pentagrams and spiders, but everything’s so tastefully done that features that would seem campy or ridiculous on someone else’s work are just beautiful elements in these pieces.

According to their website, the makers are descendants of generations of fine bookmakers. They also express their intention to train the next generation in their craft. That would be a fascinating apprenticeship!

If you would like to purchase their stunning wares or just read more about them, head over to their Etsy shop. Their prices range from $55 to nearly $500, but even that doesn’t seem outrageous for something so beautifully made.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

35 thoughts on “A Book By Its Cover

  1. I love those! How original. You manage to find some really beautiful things.

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  2. wow! I loved a number of these. very, very creative.

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  3. They look beautifully made! If not my houndy taste 🙂

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  4. My son will want several of theses books, just wish he would share the creativity he will write inside the covers.

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  5. Donna, thank you very much for your post!

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  6. Thanks for posting these images. Great post.
    Shine On

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  7. These look like they came straight out of Game of Thrones. I need them all in my life. What amazing work!

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  8. The silver flas, and both purple books are my favorite. I love the actual life like (I guess I mean the item looks like it’s actually been used from the time period it’s depicting) real world ware to it.

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  9. Reblogged this on Tallest Purple INC and commented:
    These sick pics have the real-world-ware vibe going on, check it out!

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  10. It’s like I can actually feel the leather through the pages! Oh, the flask…..absolutely beautiful, Donna.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! The skill and talent of so many people doing one thing incredibly well never ceases to amaze me! You can see the passion these makers have for their craft. I’m headed over to their shop now.

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  12. Reblogged this on Rough Rustics and commented:
    Take a look at the beautiful craftsmanship, and read the original post to learn the shop’s background story! Simply amazing stuff. Found on Etsy! 😉

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  13. These are just fantastic! Thank you.

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  14. I’m feeling very “Game of Thrones” or “Lord of the Rings” after seeing these… Do you have to wear a linen robe tied at the waist with a rope to own one of these??

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