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.
2015 Summer Fair Schedule posted in early spring.


Nov. 1-2: League of Maine Crafters - Wells, Maine

Nov. 8: Nezinscot Farm Art Fair - Turner, Maine

Nov. 15-16: Brunswick Boosters Craft Fair - Brunswick, Maine

Dec. 5-7: Art on the Hill, Holiday SEA Sale - Portland, Maine

Dec. 13: Crafts & Craft - Lewiston, Maine

Click on the fair name for more information and locations