How you got here.


We are thrilled that everyone who uses our unique handbound books, knows they are getting a quality journal worthy of say Kurt Vonnegut or Albrecht Durer.

Before I created Whittamore World, I was a bored stay at home mom trying to find a way to earn some fun money while my son was in school. I was concerned that in a digital world few would be interested in old fashioned paper journals and sketchbooks. Then one day my phone totally died. I had nothing in my bag to jot notes in. ugh!

Talking with other artists, writers, and forgetful folks I discovered there was still a need for quality made books. I set out to create fun, eye catching books and journals for the most adventurous scribes in the world.

Turns out, the road was more difficult than i imagined. There are many more bookbinders than when i first started out 25 years ago. Sourcing materials and coming up with new designs takes a lot of time. I decided to focus on using found objects and upcycling obsolete tech in many of my books. The longest part of the road has been getting off online marketplaces and building my very own website.

Through it all, we released our first products and the response has been absolutely wonderful.

Thank you everyone and don’t forget to join the mailing list!