bespoke editions : custom made classic books
Bespoke Editions is not yet up and running but they're approaching a launch sometime this year.
Here's the idea: Choose a classic book (like some listed above), pick a beautiful paper (leather, book cloths, Japanese and Italian book papers) for the cover and specify a custom inscription to be printed inside. Each book is then made to order and gift wrapped.
They are documenting the process of starting this business on their blog. It's an inspiring idea and founders, Mike and Kate Hyde, are very endearing. They are carefully and thoughtfully selecting special imported and handmade papers in a range of materials that look to be both beautiful and long-lasting.
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