Paper Planet is a partnership that has been selling handmade notebooks in Bristol for 10 years. We make part of our range ourselves, using traditional tools and methods. Our other books are sourced from a family-run business in India.
We make our books with great love, care and attention to detail. They are designed to be practical, beautiful and unique. We follow no fixed formula, but try to bring fresh eyes to every book, responding individually to each piece of leather.
We spent a long time searching for the ‘right’ paper. The one we eventually chose is beautifully textured yet holds a smooth, true line and is suitable for use with watercolour, acrylic, pencil and all types of pen.
The Indian books contain hand-made paper, whose fibre has been recycled from waste from the clothing industry.
Our Indian craftspeople set their own prices for the books and we do not haggle. By buying directly from the producers in this way, we are able to ensure the books are ethically traded. Over time, the Indian craftspeople have become friends as well as suppliers.
We always keep a supply of leather and paper in stock, so please feel welcome to approach us if you want a special book made to your own design and requirements. Not all things are possible, but we will do our best to realise your vision.