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Coptic Binding journals with different floral and bird covers


Coptic Binding

Hand-stitched, Coptic-bound books exhibit a rustic elegance and antiquity in one of the most accommodating journals to work in as they lay completely flat, giving journal users unhampered access to the entirety of the page.


This binding originated nearly 2,000 years ago in ancient Egypt!

Currently available in-person only!

The Coptic Binding Shop

Currently only available in-person at artisan fairs. Please view my schedule here.

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What Sets the Coptic Binding Apart

The sturdy Coptic stitch on the exposed spine allows these books to lay completely flat, giving journal users unhampered access to the entirety of the page.

Each one-of-a-kind Hypatia Coptic book is filled with gorgeous Khadi 100% cotton rag paper, ideal for all painting, drawing and writing media.

Hard-cover and perfect 4 x 6 travel size, this petit treasure offers boundless opportunity for creativity and expression. A perfect companion for capturing inspiration wherever you go.

Size 4" x 6" hard cover

112 pages (56 sheets)

Coptic binding journal with natural covers


Invite and inspire

"It was my great pleasure to receive a book gift from Hypatia Book Arts. As an historian of antiquity, its ancient form of binding makes it a haunting memory of the oldest book form, the codex, now held in my hand and carried in my pocket on walks to write and sketch. Its handmade papers and sari silk ribbon invite and inspire."

- Karen King, Harvard Divinity School,

author of the Gospel of Mary of Magdala

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