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A Bookbinder’s Black Friday

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a total Black Friday shopper. I will get up early and fight the crowds to get a good deal.

My name is Elissa and I’m a compulsive bargain shopper.

Thankfully, I’ve been notified of some great online sales that may be of interest to you bookbinders out there.

Volcano Arts is a book arts paradise owned by Christine Cox. I’ve been drooling over her bookbinding classes for years. She has a great selection of basic bookbinding supplies, such as waxed linen thread, paper, bookcloth, tools, etc. In addition, she has created a fabulous resource for artists – The Muse. The Bookbinding Idea Center offers lots of tips and tricks for book work. Christine has jumped into the Black Friday ring with her Thanksgiving sale. The discounts are applicable to the purchase of gift certificates, which is awesome. Her sale is running now through 11/30/09.

Here’s the scoop:

  • Buy $50 and get 5% off
  • Buy $100 and get 10% off
  • Buy $150 and get 15% off
  • Buy $200 and get 20% off
  • Buy $250 or more and get 25% off

Paper Mojo is one of my favorite sources for printed papers such as those by Snow & Graham. They have a great selection and the prices are reasonable. I try to keep an eye on their clearance section – there are some really good deals to be found. Just in time to lighten your wallet, Paper Mojo is having a 15% off sale on everything in their shop from now until 11/30/09. All orders over $40.00 receive a free Chiyogami scrap pack.

Hollander’s is another bookbinding superstore with a great selection of decorative papers, bookcloth, leather, bookbinding tools & supplies, and many other things you don’t realize you need. What you may not know that at Hollander’s, if you place an online order over $100 and ship via UPS Ground to a location in the contiguous United States, you will receive up to a $10 shipping credit at checkout.

As I’ve mentioned many times before, I learned how to make books while working at Paper Source during my grad school days. I have lots of love in my heart for this store, even though their paper selection has decreased in size over the past few years. Nevertheless, I can always find things I want there and to help us better afford what we want, Paper Source is offering free shipping on all online orders over $80 (excluding custom orders), now through 11/29/09. Use code SHIP80 at checkout to get the discount.

If you’re not familiar with the The Paper Place (great origami giveaway, anyone?), they boast a selection of over 1,200 papers. They’re pretty much the online mecca of Japanese paper and their selection is simply to die for. From now through 11/30/09, these wonderful folks are offering 15% off their entire online store. Use code handmade at checkout to get the discount.

Oak Knoll Books is a wonderful shop for those hard-to-find texts on bookbinding and related topics. They’ve got all the classics, both new and used. You just know there’s something on your wishlist that you can get here! From now through 12/1/09, get free standard shipping on all orders by using code BLACKFRIDAY09 at checkout.

I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! May your hearts and bellies be full.

2 Responses to “A Bookbinder’s Black Friday”

By Clara - 28 November 2009 Reply

Thanks for rounding these up, Elissa.

By elissa - 1 December 2009 Reply

Clara –

I hope I was helpful in lightening your wallet a bit. 🙂

Elissa

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