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Hypatia featured in Vineyard Style magazine

Made On Island

Like Setting the

Finest Table for Your Muse

Cynthia Pareja's Exquisite Bound Books

Hypatia Book Arts is a small bindery on Martha’s Vineyard that specializes in creating unique, beautiful books by hand, using centuries-old techniques and exquisite earth-friendly materials from around the world that reflect generations of fine-artisan craftsmanship.

The bindery is founded and run by artist Cynthia Pareja who relishes in working with extraordinary papers, natural, rustic leathers, luscious hand-dyed silks and linens, and book-binding techniques, some of which date back to ancient Egypt.

By Lauren Clark

Vineyard Artisans craft one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

From Their House to Yours

With dozens of individual artists and artisans offering their wares, the Vineyard Artisans Festival is the destination for those seeking unique, Island-made gifts for the holidays. The Artisans Festival will wrap up its year with two final events (one on Thanksgiving weekend at the Agricultural Hall, and one on Dec. 18 at the Grange Hall). Both will feature vendors selling art, ceramics, jewelry, bags, woodwork, handmade clothing, linens, paper goods, and much more.


Cynthia Pareja sells handbound blank books under the name Hypatia Book Arts, using the catchphrase “Like setting the finest table for your muse.”

By Gwyn McAllister

Tuscan Sun Leather Journal MV Times Hypatia Book Arts article
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