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February 20, 2015

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As designers know, books can add interest to a room. Especially the decorative books by Atlanta’s Eddie Lawrence.

The founder: Eddie Lawrence Edwards, frequently goes by Eddie Lawrence, grew up in Stone Mountain and graduated from Georgia State with a business degree. He worked as a territory sales manager for decorative accessories manufacturers and imported antiques from Europe before focusing on books.

The company: E. Lawrence, Ltd. is an Atlanta-based purveyor of leather-bound books and handmade parchment bound books. Founded in 1996, the company has been at its current location since 2012.

The goods: Artfully rebound books and journals ($35 to $45 each). Also original antiquarian leather-bound books ($35 to $125). Books are deconstructed and rebound by hand. The designs are printed on handmade paper in the company’s workshop on Atlanta’s Westside.

Top covers: Neutral palettes, fashion and travel. Also antiquarian leather-bound covers.

Claim to fame: Known as “the decorative book guy” to designers and others.

Find Eddie:

Where to buy: Interior Homescapes (, at Atlanta-based online retailer. Also at home stores in the Atlanta area, including: Interior Philosophy, 4411 Roswell Road, and Bungalow Classic, 1197 Howell Mill Road. Waiting on Martha (, a popular Atlanta-based blog with an online shop, occasionally does pop up shops featuring the books.

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