Brown Book Journals - Hand Bound Journals


Brown Book Journals - Hand Bound Journals

AoM member Christopher Teague is offering custom hand-bound journals to the AoM community

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Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2013


Brown Book Journals fill a niche between pricey hand-made journals with leather covers and fancy stitching and shiny name-brand journals that combine assembly line consistency with the lack of personality that it imparts.

Brown Books are made the old fashioned way, the way books have been made since the middle ages. Acid-free writing paper is hand stitched with waxed linen thread to high-quality backing cloth. The result is glued by the bookbinder into thick durable hard boards, and covered in a tough starched linen bookcloth. Books built this way have lasted centuries! The result is a no-frills journal with the singularity and warm cachet of an artisan crafted piece and the durability of high quality materials and construction, all priced bellow the name brand journals sold at your local big-box bookstore.

While you may be tempted by the familiar presence of the brand name journals, I'm sure that once you consider the quality and craft of Brown Books, you will be convinced.


Christopher Teague
Brown Book Journals

To order: please email brownbookjournals at gmail

Discussion Forum

Journal Photo

Started by Christopher Teague. Last reply by William P Reece Jul 5, 2009. 6 Replies

Thanks for your patience

Started by Christopher Teague Jun 22, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Miles R. on February 2, 2011 at 5:01pm
I found the Brown Book Journals Web site a few weeks ago, but just now I tried to return to it and found that it is gone. Christopher, are you no longer making and selling these books?
Comment by Jose L. Pena on November 29, 2009 at 12:22am
very good of you to drop us a, that is completely understandable, this has to be good for your pocket book as well.
Comment by Christopher Teague on November 28, 2009 at 6:27pm
I hope to get back to journal-making soon, but I'm in transition from full-time job searching to a rather settled life as a substitute teacher. My early "business" was not began in a way that really benifitted me financially, (I was making about $0.35/hr working on the books) so I'll be figuring out a way that I can produce and sell the books at a price where I can 1. actually make them (good for you) 2. at a price people are willing to pay (also good for you) and 3. actually make a profit (good for me).

Stay tuned, the journal idea isn't dead!

Christopher Teague / Brownbook Journals
Comment by Craig Wheeler on November 25, 2009 at 4:01pm
Hey guys, I did a little internet searching, and it looks like you can order the journals from here:
Comment by Jose L. Pena on November 9, 2009 at 10:52pm
Craig, thanks for the update, I've been wondering what happened. Well that stinks, sounds like he was getting some good feedback.
Comment by Craig Wheeler on November 9, 2009 at 9:55pm
Jose - Unfortunately it looks like this thread died. I haven't heard anything about them since July. Pretty sad.
Comment by Jose L. Pena on October 28, 2009 at 1:43am
so how do we get our hands on these? If possible I would like to get them before the holidays...
Comment by Craig Wheeler on July 21, 2009 at 12:45am
I'm in for 5 of them!!! 3 of the 3.5x5's and 2 of the 5.5x8's if you're taking orders yet. Just send a PM.
Comment by NolanBryanLynch on July 1, 2009 at 10:17pm
Christopher, do we send you a message with our orders? I can't remember. Thanks.

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