button hole books
Welcome to Purplebean Bindery, a one woman studio passionate about making handsome, sturdy, inviting blank books and funky, entertaining, limited edition artists book. I love making books. I love the form, the techniques, the materials. I delight in thinking that every blank book I make is a collaboration between myself and whoever ends up filling the pages, recording momentous events and everyday life. I love books as functional art. I love that my artist books are held in peoples' hands, inviting discovery and participation. Find Purplebean Bindery books at art fairs around New England, in local Maine shops and galleries, and on Etsy.


April 12: Book Arts Bazaar - Portland, Maine

June 6: Squam - Holderness, NH

July 11-12: Arts in the Park - Belfast, Maine

August 1: PICNIC - Portland, Maine

August 15: Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival - Brunswick, Maine

August 22: Portland Fine Craft Show - Portland, Maine

September 18-20 : Common Ground Fair - Unity, Maine

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*2015 Summer Fair Schedule updated regularly*