Welcome to my blank book website!
To order one of my books, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I enjoy collaborating with you, my customers, to create the book you are imagining. Please e-mail me at
to start working on your custom order. (Also, click on the link above to my Information page to read more under the headings “custom orders” and “how custom orders work”.)
If you are interested in a custom book, please contact me to discuss the details of a possible order. Every detail affects the price. If you see something in my gallery on this site, but feel the price for "something like that" is too high for you, please contact me because sometimes there are ways to decrease the cost of an order by using different cover materials, or simplifying a cover design and I can't give you a price on YOUR possible order until we discuss the specifics by e-mail.
Blank books can be used as journals, guest books (for weddings or other events such as retirement and anniversary parties), sketch books, travel journals, or as a place to record family recipes and/or family stories....really the sky is the limit. Some people even continue the old Victorian-era custom of having a guest book for their house where guests write an entry whenever they come to the house for a dinner party or other event.
Every book on this site has been made by me, by hand. What you are paying for when buying a book like this is the time and care involved in the design and assembly. The more complicated the construction, the more expensive the book. These are REAL books that are made to last.
Please look around for as long as you like and thanks for visiting my blank book website!
How to Place an Order
Click here to go to my information page to read specifics about how I make my books and how to go about placing an order.
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Tedra K. Ashley-W., bookbinder
Custom ~ Blank Book ~ Journal ~ Wedding ~ Guest Book ~ Scrapbook ~ Photo Album ~ Diary ~ Anniversary ~ Clamshell Box ~ Handcrafted ~ Bookbinding ~ Book of Shadows
My name is Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler and I am a professional bookbinder. By that I mean that I do bookbinding as a full time job, 5 days a week (sometimes more!). It is my profession, NOT a hobby. You can learn more about the small bindery where I work at the website www.lincolnbindery.com
I truly enjoy making blank books completely by hand. I originally set up this site to act as an outlet for selling the blank books I had already made after I decided to stop selling my books at summer arts festivals where the unpredictable weather (and sometimes unpredictable festival-goers) were not the best environment for my books.
Over time, I have realized that what I enjoy most is making custom books. Currently, about 99% of the work I receive from this site consists of order for one-of-a-kind custom journals, albums, guest books, and boxes for books.
I still have a very small number of already-finished blank books and photo albums for sale. Please click on the link near the top of this page to see everything that I currently have available for purchase.
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on Facebook and see new work before it is added to the gallery page of this website, leave comments, ask me general questions about bookbinding or "like" my page to get me closer to 500 "likes". Click on the link above to go directly to the Facebook page.
The fineblankbooks.com logo is now available on a variety of items from Cafe Press including t-shirts, sweatshirts, and stainless steel travel mugs. I am selling these items at cost in hopes that you might find something you like, purchase it, and wear it or use it to be free advertising for me! Click on the above link and you will be taken directly the fineblankbooks_wear store at Cafe Press. Thanks for helping spread the word!
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Now reluctantly on Twitter
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Books available for purchase on the "Books for Sale" page
I rarely make already-finished books for sale these days, but I've added a few new ones! Please click on any of the photos below to be taken to the "Books for Sale" page where you can see more photos, specific details, and prices on already-finished books that can be shipped immediately.
If these books were custom-ordered, they would cost more, so you're getting a bit of a break on price with an already-completed, ready-to-go book. And some of the older already-completed books have been marked down. Please check the "Books for Sale" page and scroll down to find the price cuts in the sale section.
It's that time of year again! Time for the:
CYBER MONDAY FREE BOOK GIVE-AWAY !!!!!!!
Monday, December 1st 2014 is Cyber Monday!
~ Anytime during the day on Cyber Monday (from 1 second after midnight on Sunday night until midnight on Monday night, U.S. central time), send me an e-mail to enter. You only need to send ONE e-mail to enter. Please do not send multiple e-mails. You will only be entered in the contest once no matter how many e-mails you send.
~ Send the e-mail to: email@example.com
~ IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL: put the word "contest"
Only those e-mails with the word "contest" in the subject line will go into the prize drawing.
~ All entries I receive on Monday will be put into a hat and 2 winners will be drawn on Tuesday (first and second place).
~ The first place winner gets their choice of the two prize books.
~ The second place winner gets the book that the first place winner does not choose.
~ I will contact the winners by e-mail and post their first names here.
~ When I contact you by e-mail, if you've won, I'll need to get your shipping address.
~ Shipping is FREE to winners whether you are inside the U.S. or living outside the U.S.
~ Winners get to tell me how they want their book personalized with lettering on the front cover and/or spine or even a bit of stamped decoration.
This year, I wanted to make some books that were a bit more rustic. Both books are the same size One is done in shades of brown leather and the other is done in shades of blue leather. The page size is 4 and 1/8" wide by 9" tall. Both books have 120 pages (240 page sides to write on). The pages are blank, unlined, archival off-white Mohawk Superfine Text. The pages are hand-sewn in signatures to lay open completely flat. The page edges have been left un-trimmed for a more rustic look. Both books have marbled endpapers. Both books have goatskin leather covers over binder's board. Both books can be personalized with the winner's choice of lettering. These books have been made with pieces of leather that have a natural look. Marks and uneven edges are part of the reason I used these pieces of leather.
If custom-ordered, books like these would cost around $145 each. Of course, books like these are always one-of-a-kind because each piece of leather, and the natural edge on each piece, is unique. These books have been entirely handmade by me.
Good luck to all who enter!!!!
Pictured below; First and Second Place Book Prizes in the 2014 Cyber Monday Book Give-Away