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January 5, 2017


Cindy Leaders became obsessed with handmade books in 2006. Ten years and more than 4,000 journals and books later, the Georgia artist says it is the best job she has ever had.

The artist: Leaders stumbled upon the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, and attended a week-long class in bookbinding and fell in love with the process.

The company: Toccoa-based Free Range Bookbinding started on a whim as Useful Books in 2007. It produces handmade personalized journals and special-occasion books using maps and unexpected materials, like manila envelopes and index cards

What’s popular: Versatile travel journal with pockets and envelopes ($45). Also, two other travel journals for longer trips with pockets, envelopes and an expandable spine ($75 to $110). All travel journals can be personalized with maps to reflect the customer’s personal travels, as well as names, dates and short phrases.

Other favorites: Wedding photo guest books ($90 to $160) and a variety of photo albums and scrapbooks ($22 to $170).

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