Libellas Book Arts is on a mission to reduce the number of books that end up in landfills each year. We only use books that are destined for the dumpster and partner with thrift stores, donation centers, and libraries to make this mission a reality.
Now Libellas Book Arts is a woman-owned, eco-conscious, small business on a mission to reduce the number of books that end up in landfills.
We make unique and personal bookish gifts and decor from old, worn out, or torn up books.
In our shop you can expect to find paper flowers, pinwheels, and garlands all made out of book pages - plus so much more.
And we also do custom orders! So if you don't see anything that perfectly fits your gift or decor needs then we would be happy to work with you on making something special.
Libellas Book Arts prides itself on being a business with high standards. Here is what you can expect from us.
Everything I make is made with care and attention to detail. There are no shortcuts or pre-sets: everything is handmade and therefore unique. No two flowers are ever going to be exactly the same. Handmade products come with a certain amount of “imperfections” that show this is different, this was touched by a human hand. I made it for you. But you can still expect quality. I take no shortcuts and always inspect each product to make sure it is my best work every time.
I want to ensure people that even though this is a business and I do want to turn a profit, that I won’t forget I’m working with real people to bring them some form of joy. That means I will never deceive or scam my customers or omit important details to them. I will always be upfront about my limitations and experiences. I will never make guarantees I may not be able to fulfill. Being honest and fair isn’t a business practice to me, its human decency.
I want to ensure that my business practices are not adding to the deforestation and climate change issues our world is facing. I want to be part of the solution. It is also a core tenant of the business's mission. Therefore, I always use books that were destined for the dumpster anyway. I also use 100% recycled and recyclable materials in our packaging. I make yearly donations to climate change reversing efforts in order to offset the business's carbon footprint.
Sometimes you know what you want. Sometimes you have no idea. Sometimes you just need someone to work with you - that's when you get a custom order. Custom orders are made for you and incude all the following:
Check out some of our favorite projects below and then read on to learn exactly what to expect when you reach out for a custom order.