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Customer Testimonials



Alex,
The journals arrived on Wednesday.  They look amazing!  We’re very pleased with how they look – we haven’t been able to touch, though, keeping them wrapped up since we’re taking them to the Carribean with us.  Can’t wait to finally open one up and put my thoughts down to paper. 
Once again, we are so glad we found you.  You are engaging, have great service and follow up, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. 
Peace, love and bliss,
Drew
January 2009


I received the book today, right on schedule.  It is absolutely beautiful, hard to describe in words.  I can’t wait to give this as a gift, I know it will touch her heart in a way that a “store bought” item never could.  This is more than a book…it’s a work of art Alex.  Kudos to you! 
You guy do amazing work, very quickly. 
Melissa
January 2009


Hi Alex,
Everything arrived on time and in perfect condition. I'm looking forward to getting starting in the day book. The colors are great, an excellent combination. Since I am on vacation at the moment, I don't look forward to returning to work after the new year, but at least your day book will ease the transition.
Best wishes for a prosperous New Year,
Mike
December 2008


The beautiful book has arrived , to a snowy NY  with a day to spare!!!
It couldn't have been more perfect!!!
Thank you, thank you its just what I wanted, but better.
thanks you for all your help, I hope I need another book one day & i will spread your name with delight.
Joanne
December 2008


Awesome! I don't know if i mentioned it but your product is exactly what i have been looking for months! I'm positive that my wife will enjoy and appreciate it when it gets here. Thanks!
Chris
December 2008


WOW! That journal looks absolutely amazing! It looks better than I actually expected! You do great work, I will recommend you to anyone!
Thank you so much for this, I appreciate it very much!
Amber
December 2008


Hi Alex,
I gave my book that you made to my friend last night and she loved it so much that she started to cry.
Thanks for helping me make a memorable and lasting keepsake for her.  She really was touched and raved about how wonderful the book looked.
I gave you much kudos!
Cheers,
Sarah
December 2008


Amazing. You've done simply an awesome job with this. My girlfriend is going to love it! Thank you so very much.
I may have to place more orders through you in the future. Again, thank you.
you provide a unique and very much needed service, and I hope you get a lot more business your way.
Daniel
December 2008


Alex---
It's fabulous and will be just right.  Thanks so much for your help.  I'm sure Ill be back for more soon :-)
Lisa
December 2008


hey alex.
they are EXACTLY what i had in mind !!!!! (^_^)
many thanx,
chris
November 2008


Alex, I got the boxes today and they are fabulous. I am extremely pleased by every aspect of our transaction,
especially considering it was done entirely by email. Having been in business for a long time before retirement,
I truly value the professionalism, customer care and integrity that you and your firm have shown.
I'll seek to do business with you again because of your great response. Maybe one of these days I'll have the opportunity to visit Argentina.
Thank you again.
Phil
Tennessee
November 2008


I received the composer's journal in the mail last night. It’s fantastic.
Thank you again for your efficiency and hard work. Hope to do business again with you in the future!
Natalie
November 2008


Hey! The books are great! I just picked them up from my parents house yesterday.
I had them shipped there so I could surprise my wife with them, and she loved them. Thank you very much. You did an awesome job!
Drew
November 2008


Alex,
It looks FANTASTIC! Thank you for all your help and suggestions, I'll be sure to recommend you! Thanks again.
Andy
September 2008


I just wanted to let you know my journal arrived today! It looks so great! I'm really happy I came to you guys!
Now I feel inspired to write more, which is wonderful!
I'll be back in the future!
Thanks again,
Alison
September 2008


Hi Alex,
The book came yesterday and it looks great.
Thanks so much for working with me.  I'll definitely recommend your services in the future.
Frank
August 2008


Thank you SOOOO much for the wonderful books.  I am showing the author tomorrow but already called him to tell him they look great. Thanks again for your hard work!
Rachel
August 2008


You guys did a great job! I will be recommending your services to everyone I see. Have a great Day and please thank everyone who had a hand in making it. You guys are amazing.
Cecily
August 2008


Yes, the book arrived.  I gave it to my wife on Monday (our anniversary) and she cried with joy!  It was a HUGE hit!!!  Thank you SO much for your help with creating a very memorable 1st anniversary for my wife and I! 
Mike
August 2008


Hola Alex,
El libro llegó perfecto =)    No sabes lo que lloró!!! Se conmovio como no me imagine se iba a conmover. De veras que muchas gracias, quedó todo precioso. De seguro te haré otras ordenes en un futuro, cuando siga escribiendo sus libros.
Janelis
August 2008


You are the best! They look so beautiful! Thank you so much!
Laura
July 2008


My sister is absolutely thrilled with the book - she loves it (as do I).  It was such a pleasure working with you.  I would recommend you to everyone and anyone that wants something extra special for an extra special somebody or something!
Gail
July 2008


Wow!
I’m impressed! Its perfect, exactly what I wanted! It was such a pleasure to work with you!!! Thanks again!!!
Christina
July 2008


You guys are awesome and your dedication to customer service is outstanding. Thanks for everything.
Marsha
July 2008


They are beautiful. Thank you again for making this happen with so short a time-frame.  I really appreciate your heroic efforts to complete this order.
Sarah
June 2008


The book arrived and it was beautiful.  Our band teacher absolutely loved it and it put the perfect touch on our final concert.  Thank you so much.
Jeremy
June 2008


Thank you Alex,
It looks great, exactly like I wanted, cant wait to physically get a hold of it, thanks again for your constant communication and updates, your a very good seller and I will recommend you to my friends and family.
Chamika.  
May 2008


Alex,
It looks wonderful. Thank you for all your help and attention to detail.  I have been and will continue to recommend your company effusively.
Adam
March 2008


Alex,
WE LOVE THE BOXES!  Oh, my they are stunning….the workmanship is out of this world and my husband was blown away by how you packed them so securely and perfectly! We are blown away by how gorgeous these boxes are!
Pam
March 2008


Just to let you know that the book arrived today! I am absolutely delighted with it, thank you very much indeed for all the hard work that has gone into it, I am looking forward to showing my girlfreind tonight.
Matt
February 2008


Alex,
It is so beautiful, it makes me want to cry. It is better than I expected.
Thank You,
Nichole
February 2008


Alex, 
The books did arrive and they are absolutely perfect.  You did such an amazing job of creating the perfect tribute to my grandmother.  It looks even better than I could have ever imagined.  The pictures you had sent me prior to their arrival did the final product not nearly enough justice.  I knew when I visited your website for the first time that I wanted you to be in charge of the assembly because it sounded like you put so much effort and care into each product, which you definitely did.  I can't begin to thank you enough for all your hard work.  I can't wait to send the recipe books out to my family.  I know they're just going to love them!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  You did such an amazing job and I'd be happy to refer anyone and everyone to your company.
Devan
February 2008


The book arrived right on time and looks absolutely amazing.
I will be sure to recommend your company to anyone needing a custom-made book.
Whitney
February 2008


The book arrived & my daughter LOVED it!!  Thanks so much for a truly memorable gift. 
Deb
February 2008


The books look great, and the whole project is a success! Thanks for all your patience with all my detailed inquiries and instructions.
I look forward to using your services again sometime.
Kindest regards,
Dan
February 2008


Thank you again for another great job. It won't be my last journal.  Take care.
Walt
February 2008


It is beautiful. I was shocked and almost cried. I just know this gift is going to touch his heart. Thank you for your work.
Cole
February 2008


Alex,
WOW!!! I am amazed! Everything looks great! My boyfriend will love it. Thanks again for the great book.
Whitney
February 2008


I got them today – they are unbelievable! Unique! Can’t wait to get the reaction from my niece who loves blank journals to write in. Thank you so much! I’ll be back!
Susan
Nevada
December, 2007


Dear Alex:
The memorial books for my friend, Dean , were everything I could've wished for, and more. Even more importantly, Dean's wife was so moved by the quality and the contents.... Needless to say, they made her cry (along with the rest of us). We can't thank you enough. If you ever need a testimonial, count me in!
Happy New Year!
Cheryl
Georgia
December, 2007


Hi Alex,
Yes! The books arrived safe and sound on Christmas Eve day. My girlfriend will be getting them later today and I’m sure she will be more than pleased. Thank you very much. You did an excellent job, especially since all communication was done via email. I hope you and yours are having an excellent Christmas break. All the best for the new year!
Cheers,
Duncan
PS Thanks for letting me know about the shipping…that says a lot about your business practices
PPS I’ll be sure to recommend you to anyone looking to do similar projects!
United Kingdom
December, 2007


Hi Alex,
I just received my order - so quick! I just wanted to tell you how beautiful the journals are. The size is perfect and they feel wonderful to the touch. Thank you so much, you have been a pleasure to work with!
Peace and Blessings,
Aimée
Connecticut
November, 2007


Alex! Wow! That looks amazing! I want to cry I am so happy! It is exactly what I had in mind, it is just perfect! Thank you so much!
Thanks again!
Jen
California
November, 2007


Hi Alex
They look great and I'm having a hard time waiting until Christmas to give them away. Thanks again and I'll be sure to pass along your website to others.
Wendy
Connecticut
November, 2007


Alex,
This book is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! It is all...no, more then I ever expected it would be! I cannot wait to recieve it! Thank you so much for everything. This will be the best birthday gift I have ever given!!
Thanks so much,
Colleen
Tennessee
October, 2007


Thanks a bunch, Alex. It has been great working with you guys – the book we have right now looks great and is getting filled in. I’ll be in touch with any questions!
Thanks,
John
Illinois
October, 2007


Yes, it's fantastic, excellent workmanship. I'll be ordering another when this one is full, so stay in business!
Robert
New York
October, 2007


Alex,
Hey! The book arrived a few days ago. This journal is perfect! The binding is alsolutely premium quality. I will be sure to go through your company again if I ever want another one. I love it...and I have already written the first chapter! I will continue to enjoy using it. I have 4 months to finish it. O_O
Thanks alot and God bless you!
Many thanks and appreciation,
Colleen
Tennessee
October, 2007


Alex,
Books arrived today and they are in great condition and just the way I ordered them! Thanks again, and I look forward to doing business with you again in the future,
All the best
Jessica
Canada
September, 2007


Alex
The book came out looking very outstanding and will definitely be the centerpiece of our numerous book shelves. I am sure that my wife will appreciate the quality craftsmanship and hard work that went into making this piece of art. And since she is a librarian by trade she will love it even more. Thank you again for the great book and I look forward to receiving it over here in the PI (via one of my coworkers) so that I may deliver it to her as soon as I get off the plane next month.
Mike
Washington
August, 2007


Hello Alex. I wanted to tell you how pleased and delighted Todd Siegel and I were with the eulogy books you made for the Benjamin family. Peter Benjamin and his family were "overwhelmed with their beauty and significance and will treasure the wonderful keepsakes".
Thank you so much for your expertise and patience during the process. With all of the decisions to make in creating the book, it was very much appreciated that you took me through the decision process slowly and patiently. The eulogy books are superb.
I would highly recommend Transient Books. Thank you again.
Della
Florida
August, 2007


Morning Alex! The books arrived! They look fabulous, I'm very happy with them :) Keep up the great work, I'll be sure to spread the word about you guys!
Thanks again,
Emilie
United Kingdom
August, 2007


It did arrive and we LOVE it!!! Thank you for your time and efforts. Its been a pleasure working with you, and we look forward to again in the near future.
All the Best,
Jamie
California
August, 2007

Alex,
I have been showing the books to eveyone. You did a wonderful job. I love them and I'm sure the girls and the rest of the family will love them also. Thank you very much.
Elizabeth Romero
California
August, 2007

They are great! Thank you and I will definitely recommend your service.
Very efficient.
Mike
Wisconsin
August, 2007

Alex,
The journal arrived today in perfect condition. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The pictures didn't do it justice. It's all I hoped for, and much
more. You and your team have really outdone themselves. Most impressive.
This is the journal I've always been looking for. Thanks for having
everyone sign it. Honestly, words fail me. It's absolutely perfect.
Now I have to convince myself to actually write in it.
Many, many, many thanks,
Mike
California
August, 2007


Alex,
Thank You so much. It looks amazing she will adore it. I'm so excited to give it to
her for her birthday finally for once I've managed to find the perfect gift.
Thank You Again,
Cassie
Pennsylvania
July, 2007

Received the books and they are just what I imagined-thank you so very much. I know my daughters will be as pleased as I am. You do a wonderful job---
Karen
California
July, 2007

Hi Alex,
The Random Thots book was received today. It is truly beautiful. Thanks for doing such a wonderful job in every way. If I can ever provided a testimonial please let me know.
Again, thanks,
Ed
Texas
July, 2007

Alex-
I received my journal. It is gorgeous. You did an amazing job!
Thank you,
Tyrone
Colorado
July, 2007

Dear Alex,
I got the book in the mail, and it is more beautiful than I thought
possible. Thank you so much for your hard work on this project! It is
just perfect! If Cosby manages to write another 100 poems, I will definitly come back to you!
Thanks again,
Elizabeth
Georgia
June, 2007

Alex,
The book arrived and was a big hit. The first entry has been made and the Blanco home owners are thrilled. Thank you so much. You’ll probably be hearing from me again. It seems all involved want a personalized journal!
My Best,
Joyce
North Carolina
June, 2007

Alex, I just wanted to let you know the journal arrived on Sat. and my wife loved it. You did a great job of putting it together and I wanted to thank you again. Actually it came out so nice I need to order at least one and possibly 3 more. Thanks again,
Brian
Virginia
June, 2007


Its stunning! hank you thank you thank you for all your hard work on this project. You made the process easier than I ever thought possible! He's going to love it.
Best,
Elizabeth
Georgia
June, 2007


Alex-
Thank you for the journal. I am really impressed with the work put into this journal. I may have to order one for myself. Thanks!
Sincerely,
Tyrone
Colorado
May, 2007

They did...and they're beautiful. I can't wait to give them away as graduation gifts. Thanks for your great service, and craft!
Moira
Kansas
May, 2007

Thanks so much! You’ve been wonderful to work with.
Look forward to doing more in the future!
Brooke
Texas
May, 2007

Hi Alex- We did get them, and they are beautiful. Thank you so very much for all your help with these. I'm definitely going to recommend you to a number of friends who run gift shops in Washington.
Thanks!
Joy
Washington
April, 2007

Yes, it did arive and she LOVED it! I'm also very happy with the way it turned out :) Thank you so much! She actually brought it into work today to show it off :P Once she fills this one up I'll have to come back for another one!
Thanks Again,
Mike
Oregon
February, 2007

Hi Alex,
Both books have arrived safely and she was really excited to receive it. Thank you ever so much for doing such a great job. I will definitely recommend you guys if anyone I know wants to do something like this.
Best,
Emily
New York City
February, 2007

I just wanted to let you know that I got my book today, and its beautiful. You guys do fantastic work and should the need ever arise, consider me a repeat customer.
Thanks,
Jason
Idaho
February, 2007

Yes it did arrive, and it looks beautiful. Thanks again for your hard work, I believe she may even cry when she opens it.
Thanks again
Daniel
Indiana
February, 2007

Alex,
The book arrived and it is better than i had hoped.
Thank you,
Ashley
New Jersey
February, 2007

Alex, It is wonderful, and it made my wife cry (in a good way)! Thank you for the wonderful job -- the book is gorgeous, and it was a pleasure working with you!
Cary
California
December, 2006

Alex, The books arrived in time and are just awesome. You do phenomenal work and my Aunt and mother both were floored by them. Thank you again for all your help in the process and I will definitely use you guys in the future for any other projects that might spring up. Happy New Year

Mike New York
December, 2006

Alex-
We got the book! thank you so much...it is exactly what we had in mind. We are very excited and thanks for your help again!!
Moo
Virginia
December, 2006

Book arrived in time. Gave it to Maria the Birthday Girl a few moments ago. She was astonished and delighted and promised to write in the book every day! Thanks for your creative help!!
Bert
Arizona
December, 2006

Thank you so much its what I wanted to a T. Thank you again for all your work and help.
Matthew
Connecticut
November, 2006

Hello! The Book has arrived safely! It is perfect and I'm very impressed. It is not a gift exactly, it's for me and to some extent for my family. My husband Bryce and I are Canadian soldiers and he was killed on our last mission in Afghanistan. This book will be my memory book for him. Thank-you so much. Take care and Best Wishes.
Sarah
Canada
November, 2006

Alex,
We received the book today and it's beyond fabulous!! You've done a wonderful job - thank you for all of your communication to make this journal perfect!! Fondly,
Elizabeth
Kansas
November, 2006

Alex,
We received the book today and it's beyond fabulous!! You've done a wonderful job - thank you for all of your communication to make this journal perfect!! Fondly,
Elizabeth
Kansas
November, 2006

Alex, I couldn't be happier so a huge thankyou to yourself and to any others that helped. I'll be recommending your service to everyone at the wedding because you've done a top job.
All the best, good luck and thanks,
Sam.
United Kingdom
October, 2006

It's absolutely wonderful - I love it. I've stashed it away and plan to surprise my wife with it one of these days - I'm just waiting for the right occasion.
Alex, you were wonderful to work with. If I ever do a book project again you will be my first choice!
Best,
Jason
Massachusetts
August, 2006

Alex,
The book arrived Friday, and it is perfect. Exactly as I ordered it, and just what I was hoping for. I know where to go now when I want some custom journals, and you can expect to hear from me again soon.
Best,
Harriett
Virginia
August, 2006

She loves it! Loves it enough to overlook missing the anniversary, even!
It’s extremely well done, and I’m extremely happy with your work.
Thank you, sincerely.
Best regards,
Eric
Washington
August, 2006

Alex,
I picked it up from the post office last night and I am in awe! Thank you so much for your hard (and excellent) work. I'll let you know as soon as I finish Chapter Two! :-)
Daniel
Virginia
August, 2006

Alex, WOW. Maybe you'll get requests from other teachers when they see this. Holy Cow.
Andi
Pennsylvania
July, 2006

Alex
Many thanks – you have don a great job with these. I’m sure there’ll be more orders to follow.
Andy
United Kingdom
July, 2006

The book arrived yesterday in the mail, it is beautiful!!!! I am so happy with how it came out. I think we are presenting it to her tonight, I can't wait!
Thanks again for EVERYTHING!! You have been terrific. All the best to you and your family!
Take care,
Heather
Pennsylvania
July, 2006

Dear Alex!
The book got here and we are immensely pleased. Both from the aesthetic and the technique (I'm a mediaevalist and specialize in manuscripts and early printed books - and I'm impressed). We couldn't be more pleased.
Yours,
Harald
Virginia
July, 2006

alex,
oh the talent you are blessed with! it is stunning. absolutely perfect. what a gift you have given me. i love the weight of the box and how snug the book fits inside it. everything about the book is wonderful. i love the smell of the paper and the soft torn edges. you were so very thoughtful with each page. it is gorgeous, alex. i cant begin to thank you enough.
i cant believe its finished! beautiful! i don't know what else to say. you have put so much time and energy into this project. i thought about it yesterday and realized that nothing was said about you in the note from the editor, since you are the true editor. for that i am truly sorry. thank you alex for everything. i am forever in your debt.
peace,
brian
Maryland
June, 2006

Dear Alex, The book arrived today!They are absolutely beautiful! So much more lovely and inspired than I imagined…thank you so much for doing this work! Amazing to feel the combination of the soulfulness and heartfelt connection in the letters, and the soulfulness and heart in the binding…I love the fact that you can still smell the glue, and I loved your description at the end of Transient Book and the number of copies…the paper, the font, the pictures, the way that the letters lay on the pages, the lack of page numbers… they are just so beautiful! Much warmth to you,
Jan
New Jersey
April, 2006

Alex, Picked the book up from the post office and attached the charm to the page marker. It looks AWESOME!!!! His birthday is Thursday and I'll let you know what his reaction was. Although I know he is going to love it....how could he not. You guys did a fabulous job!!!! I couldn't have hoped for anything better. All my best!
Becky
Nevada
March, 2006

Alex, The journal arrived yesterday and is just absolutely wonderful, Thank you so much! My husband was speechless and so happy to get the gift, I will definitely recommend you to friends and family and make future orders, You're Awesome!
Kelly
California
March, 2006

Yes, and I gave it to my mom yesterday. SHE CRIED!!! I can’t possibly tell you how thrilled I was with the way it turned out. You guys are truly awesome! I am sure you’ll hear from me again in the future.
Thank You SO MUCH!
Erika
North Dakota
March, 2006

WOW, I'm speechless... the book looks well crafted on pictures alone. i cant wait to see it in person. wow, i am so satisfied and thank u so much.
i send a check on friday, march 3rd, so u should be getting it soon.
once again, thank you,
Lionel
New Jersey
March, 2006

Wow! Awesome. She is going to love this journal. I'll send payment right away. It has been a pleasure doing business with you Alex. The process was absolutely painless. I look forward to doing more business with you in the future and will recommend your service to everyone.
Walt
Texas
March, 2006

Hey Alex,
Im sorry I never emailed you back about the book, but it was awesome and amazing. I am so glad that we made the book but at the same time I set a standard that I cant compete with. She loved that book so much she wanted me to write you and tell you how great we are doing...I cant thank you enough for what you did, that truly was a priceless present.
CJ
Texas/Ohio
February, 2006

I got the book today and I want to just say it is truly extraordinary! I am amazed at the workmanship and am truly impressed with the care you put into this. It is EXACTLY what I wanted and I thank you! :)
Again, I can't thank you enough for such a beautiful creation. It is truly remarkable and I can't wait to start putting things down in it! :)
Jamie
Arizona
February, 2006

Exactly what I envisioned! You people are insanely talented!
Thank you again!
Dan
Hawaii
February, 2006

dear alex:
The book arrived today...and it is absolutely wonderful...oh, I am soooooo pleased. Absolutely perfect. It is just G R E A T...ALL CHOICES WERE THE RIGHT ONES. And I like the size of the font...and your workmanship...well, I bow before it! Thank you so much... Well, what can I say? I am grinning from ear to ear with pure pleasure. Thank you so much!
thelma
Nevada
January, 2006

Hi Alex and Magu!
I just opened my Christmas present from my husband and was totally thrilled to see a new leather journal from you guys! I am so excited to start using it. It's beautiful! Merry Christmas and thank you for making me such a lovely present!
Cari
Michigan
December, 2005

I received the book two days ago (arrived very fast if, I might add), and I love it! It's even better than I expected! I just wanted to say that it was great working with you and that I appreciate so much what an awesome job you did. The recipient of the book was overjoyed when he saw it, and I know he'll treasure it for a long time. I have already referred your name to many people, and I hope to come back again for who knows what else. Thank you so much again, and I wish you a very happy holidays! -Kinleigh
P.S. Can I also add that your personalized customer service rocks?
Texas
December, 2005

Alex- The book is just beautiful! I think our father will cry when he sees it. I am truly impressed. Don't worry about the different illustration on the cover- it looks great! That's fine about the ribbon, too- we trust your judgment. Now I'm even more excited to see it in person! I just can't believe that a story my father told me 30 years ago turned into such a beautiful book. We really appreciate all your time and effort. Thanks for everything!:)
Jenn
December, 2005
New York

Hi Alex, Yes, the book arrived on Wednesday and it looks amazing. I already knew it would. The family will be in awe over it. Thank you again for all your help on this project. I hope to get you some more work in the future. Take care and have a wonderful holiday.
Irene
New York
December, 2005

Alex, the clam shell box arrived safe and sound. It is a beauty! Thank you very much for all the work! This will make my artwork look great! And after I show it to my fellow photographers you may get more work. Best Regards
Roberto
Virginia
December, 2005

Hi Alex,
My book arrived today and it is simply beautiful! I am so glad that I chose your company to handle this special task. If you ever need a reference for a prospective client, please feel free to pass my name and email address on. Thank you again. Have a joyous holiday season. You've helped me create the most wonderful gift.
Kim
Oregon
December, 2005

Alex,
I just received the book and its amazing. It is so much more than I expected. Thank you so very very much.
Diane
Illinois
December, 2005

Alex, I saw it the other day and it looked great. I would tell you what she had to say about it, but she was speechless...so I suppose that's enough said. Thanks again for all your help throughout the procees. We may be in touch again sometime, and I'll let anyone who asks know exactly where it was from. Zane
November, 2005
Ontario, Canada

Dear Alex, Yes, thank you, the books arrived safely! They are exactly what I hoped they would be and then some. I love the paper you used for the inside, just beautiful. The craftsmanship is excelent. They were also packed with extra care. Really, you did an outstanding job, I just hope my artwork will add something and not detract. I will absolutely send a photo of the finished product. Thank you again for all your help getting to the finished product. The books are just lovely.
Heather
November, 2005
Pennsylvania

Alex / Magu,
I got them yesterday. They are absolutely gorgeous! The hand-torn edges added a distintive style to the journals. That butterscotch journal with the inlaid lable is definitely my favorite. My leather cover is another breathtaking creation. I am glad that we did it that way. That leather cover with your journal are just perfect match. The problem is that I do not want to use them for fear of destroying their beauty. Now I need to plan for another journal.
Thanks
Foster
Hong Kong
September, 2005

Alex!! The book is BEAUTIFUL and BETTER than what we had envisioned or hoped for. You are truly a master in your craft. I'm at my mother's now and she is so very very happy. The pictures gave her goosbumps. I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did. You are incredible. Please let's not lose touch!....
My mom received your book on Wednesday, as promised, (but didn't want to open it until I was with her). So we opened it last night and it is beauuuutiful! We were both thrilled. Thank you so much for pulling this off on such short notice and in spite of the modifications we ran into along the way. I continue to be impressed with your work and look forward to working with you again. Jan is back in the US and will be here in Virginia on Sunday morning. I think she will also be quite pleased.
Again, thanks for making this book so special.
Kind regards,
Fran (and Kay )
Massachusetts/Virginia
September, 2005

PERFECT! thank you so very much! i am so glad i found you guys. i will definitely recommend you to all of my other graphic designer friends.
Catherine
California
September, 2005

Thanks so much for the attention I recieved while ordering my books! Thanks again and you will hear from me soon with new book orders.
David
Texas
September, 2005

Yes. They arrived today in good shape and are beautiful. We look forward to working with you again...Thanks for your outstanding service.
John
Pennsylvania
September, 2005

Hi Alex,
I got the journals, and they look GREAT!! I have already had people compliment me on them, so I will be sending some referrals your way real soon!! Thanks again!
Michael
Georgia
August, 2005

Alex,
The book arrived, and it was a hit! Thanks so much for all of your work: it came out beautifully. I hope to be able to send more business your way in the future: I’ve had a couple of friends intrigued by the idea of doing the same type of thing for their children. I look forward to doing business with you again someday. For now, take care, and know that the fine quality book you produced is very much appreciated.
Thanks again,
Kristin
California
August, 2005

Alex,
It is very special, very beautiful and very inviting. Usually I am intimidated by a blank journal but there is something different about this one. I can’t wait to use it. Thank you Alex I will treasure it.
Susanna
New Mexico
August, 2005

The books look AMAZING! Thanks for a job well done.
Nicole
Maryland
August, 2005

Hi Alex,
We did receive the books and binder yesterday, they look great! We really like the way they turned out. I'm sure we'll get lots of comments about them. Thank you so much for working with us and making these books the way they are. I love them! Regards,
Rita
California
July, 2005

Anyhow, yes, it arrived and it is BEAUTIFUL! Great job, Alex! My father will love it, I am absolutely certain of it. Un abrazote enorme y de nuevo, muchas gracias por el libro divino.
el gaspi
Florida
July, 2005

Alex:
The book has been received. Late last night I presented it to my family, who proceeded to read it non-stop until 2AM. She was touched to say the least, and amazed at the quality of the work you provided. It was clear to me that this most cherished record needed to be put in a format appropriate for passage to my daughter and generations to come, and that it would take a craftsperson deeply engaged in the process to give it the attention it deserved. Your guidance from the start through all of the decision making behind the process of custom binding was patient and wise, and the result was more than I could have ever hoped.
Thanks again to you and your husband for the amazing work, and for allowing me this amazing process of creating a first book. It was an inspiring process that provided not only a family heirloom for future generations but a new passion foir the craft of bookmaking as well. It will be cherished by us always.
Yours,
Tommy
New York
June, 2005

Hi, Alex,
Thank you...they are beautiful as always! I'll probably contact you around the same time next year for another order.
Take care,
Susie
Washington State
June, 2005

Yes it arrived and it looked amazing. She loved and so did everyone else that saw it. Thank you so much for getting it to me on time and I hope to do business with you again someday. Thank you once again, it was great.
Pat
Illinois
June, 2005

Wow! The book looks excellent! I really like it alot. I am very happy with the way it turned out. Thank you very, very much. It looks great! I cant wait to give it to my gf. I want to thank you for all your help and great customer service. The journal was just as I imagined it. Thank you very much. Take care.
Philip
Texas
June, 2005

Alex
I did get the book this morning! Its lovely and I appreciate your hard work and willingness to work with my time constraints. I know we will both appreciate it for years to come. Thank you again, Cathy
Illinois
May, 2005

Alex:
This is absolutely perfect! I am so glad that I found you! Thank you very much! Good Luck to you! Expect referrals and Repeat Business!
Kim
Illinois
May, 2005

Dear alexandmagu,
I am sorry to take your time with this intrusive email... I just wanted to personally thank you for the best ebay experience ever.. the book is fantastic.. its exactly what I have been looking for. (and its been months!!) I never thought I would find a journal to replace my old one.. but this is far and beyond all expectations. I am absolutley stunned. (I still cant belive you refunded partial shipping) thanks again so much, for your honesty your care and integrity. with greatest respects.
Rob
Canada
May, 2005

Hi Alex: I checked my mailbox after I wrote you and there was a slip. I headed over to the post office and picked up my journals. They're beautiful! I'm stunned -- they're exactly what I imagined. Thank you so much!
Carolyn
California
April, 2005

Alex, Thanks again for all that you have done. Kerry and I enjoyed working with you and could not be more impressed with your professionalism and dedication.
Sincerely,
Andrew
Maryland
May, 2005

Alex,
Hey, I received the book over the weekend. ITS BEAUTIFUL. A real work of art, I'm very impressed. Thank you for your work. I'll be sure to recommend you to others. Thanks again.
Robert
Massachusetts
April, 2005

Alex,
Thank you for the kind words. You and Magu have really been a blessing, because I don't know if my journal idea would have become a reality without you...I thank you for your talent, creativity and flexibility. I will stay in contact and let you know if I need anything else.
Aimee
Colorado
January, 2005

[My custom bound book] looks outstanding. I love it already and I think it will be very well received. Thank you for the hard work of putting all my ideas into such a nice piece of work...I just wanted to let you know that I gave the book to my wife this weekend and she truly loved it. It looked wonderful, and will definately not be the last one. When I come up with more for a second book, you are sure to hear from me again. Thanks,
Steve
Texas
January, 2005

Thank you so much for your help and work on [my custom blank journal]. I appreciate it so much. If I need more I am definitely coming to you. Sincerely, Dan
California
January, 2005

It is wonderful. Alex, I can't thank you enough for making this special gift for a special friend. I hope you and the special people in your life, have a wonderful holiday season.
Judy
Washington State
December, 2004

Dear Alex,
The [custom bound] journal has arrived! I was able to take a look at it last night, and I must say that it is quite amazing. Thank you very much for all that you have done. I know that it will be enjoyed very much. Thanks again!
Brent
New York
December, 2004

Dear Alex and Magu,
Yesterday, we picked up our BEAUTIFUL wedding present from Gaby and WE LOVE IT!!!! It is absolutely amazing - just as we pictured and wanted it!! Thank you so much for making us the most perfect gift!! We can't wait to fill it up with wonderful memories!
Lots of greetings,
Jan and Mette
Denmark
November, 2004

Dear Alex and Magu,
The books arrived today. I am in awe of the beauty and craftsmanship - the black hardbound being my favorite - what a lovely size it is! and the placemarker - I am speechless. Your loving energy emanates from them! I feel special in having them in my possession.
Namaste'
Pamela
Georgia
October 2004

Alex,
I agree, there is something strange and amazing about arranging for a book with someone in Argentina. Thanks to modern technology, it is just as easy (actually easier) to work with you than to drive 3 hours down to Denver to shop around. It would have cost me $50 in gas just to get down there, not to mention the headache of big city driving.
Lane
Colorado
August 2004

Hi Alex! I got one of your journals as a birthday surprise from my husband. It's fabulous! I have already filled up the first two I bought from you earlier and am excited to get started on this one. Your journals are awesome! Thanks.
Cari
Michigan
August 2004

I was so enamoured with showing the [custom bound books] off and busy with work that I forgot to tell you that they came last week! They absolutely what I was hoping they'd be, thank you so much for all your help and hard work!
Ian
Michigan
August 2004

Hi Alex,
Well that's quick service. I KNOW she will enjoy it!
Thanks,
Chris
Michigan
August 2004

Hello Alex,
Many thanks for the photos. The clam boxes look really good and the colour schemes have worked out very well. The text on the front cover and side also look perfect.
The photo of the box being made is also interesting. As a society we purchase so many pressed and plastic items these days that its good to know there are real skills still out there.
Kind regards,
Mike Richards.
United Kingdom
July 2004

Alex,
Yes, the book arrived and in plenty of time. Thanks!
I had a look at it before I boxed it up for the gift and it was superbly done. Many thanks for all your suggestions and help. He's going to love it.
Ewen
Connecticut
July 2004

Hey, Alex.
I just received the book not twenty minutes ago. Outstanding work. Thanks so much. It was worth every penny. I'll definitely request your services again and plug you to all my friends!
Alexander
Maryland
June 2004

Hi! Got the journal today! It's beautiful! We love it and can't wait to start writing it in already. Thank you so much for being so quick and detail oriented. I showed it off already and gave people your website...Thank you again for taking so much care and consideration with the book. I feel so special! You must have many return customers and word of mouth advertising.
Thanks again.
Irene

Hawaii
July 2004

Hi Alex,
Received the clamshell box for my Slocum book today and love it. The book fit perfectly and now I feel like it's safe. The label on the front is right handsome to - in all, just what I wanted. I'm still trying to decide which book to dress up next. Hope to let you know soon.
Take care,
Brian

South Carolina
July 2004

Alex -
Many thanks for your hard work. I hope we make many orders and I hope you find as much happieness in your work as I do mine. Trillions of thanks for even answering my email about the job in the first place.
Doug
New york
May 2004

Hi, Alex,
The journal arrived safely today - just exquisite! I just adore it, and the way it opens flat when in use. I very much appreciate it and you for everything. I'm sure I'll be ordering from your website in the future for gifts.
All the best,
Deirdre
California
May 2004


I just received the journal from the mailman. It is beautiful and I love it. It will make the perfect gift. I will be leaving you a POSITIVE feedback. Thank you so much!!
Cindy
Connecticut
May 2004


Hello Alex, Love the books – thank you very much for all your great work! You made the whole process easy for me, and were terrifically helpful in informing a newcomer to publishing! Thanks again!
Best,
Kathy
Massachusetts
May 2004


Words can't express how thrilled and touched I was last night as I read each page of Lisa's book. It is truly beautiful and I know she is smiling in heaven that now it is finally done. Thank you for your craftsmanship in helping me finally complete this book.
Warmly,
Nicole
Illinois
May 2004



Thank you so much! She loves [her journal] and she thinks that it is so pretty. Thank you so much for helping me make my little sister's birthday more special. She was always bothering me about getting her a journal and now she's happy. Thanks again and again and hope to do business with you again someday. Have a nice day!!!
Erica
Georgia
March 2004


Alex
I got back late last nite and so arrived at the shop today not fully awake. What a treat to see the package waiting for me and then to open it. WOW. I am not sure I will be able to put anything in them they are so beautiful. Both books are good looking, but the Japanese stab binding is absolutly dreamy. We like the flat binding and it looks very nice but the stab binding has a more artistic look to it. Again, Both books are very beautiful and I plan to order more then just this order. Very, very exciting.. I am now very excited about doing more books because these look so good.
Thanks Leon
Colorado
March 2004


I couldn't wait any longer & gave Jessica her book tonight. She absolutely loved it! Thanks so much. I think this will be one of her favorite presents for a long time....
Best, Lyssa
Maryland
February 2004


Hi Alex,
The journal made it safely to here. ...I think that you've got a good service there! And thanks for the journal, I like it very much! Greetings,
Magda
Netherlands
February 2004

Hello Alex!
I just received my journals in the mail today. I love them! I've already made an entry. The leather journal is so awesome! I love the colors of the threads, the Chinese bead, and the pockets on the inside covers. The size of the small journal is perfect for tossing into my purse and carrying with me everywhere. Your beautiful journals will be inspiration for many future entries! Thanks so much!
Cari
Michigan
February 2004


Hi Alex,
I received the book last week and gave it to my father over the weekend. It was absolutely beautiful and very well received. If you would like to use me as a reference please feel free - I was very satisfied.
Sincerely,
Smittee
Texas
February 2004


Hello Alex...
Well, the book has arrived, and it is great, better than I expected! I have passed your website address on to one of my clients who may be looking to have a book custom made.
Brandon
Michigan
February, 2004


Alex,
Thank you for the picture - it looks GREAT! I am sure my dad will love it. I really appreciate all your help- you were a pleasure to work with.
Smittee
Texas
January 2004


Hello Alex!
The book was a huge success - thanks very much to you and the rest of the village!
Kerry
Maryland
January 2004

Alex,
Thanks so much for the picture. It looks just as I imagined it would! I am looking forward to seeing it for myself and presenting it to the author of this tale. He will be so surprised!
Thanks again,
Monica
New Jersey
January 2004

Alex,
Just to let you know that I received the Large Leather Hand-bound Journal yesterday (Monday 5/1/2004). I am delighted with it. Thank you for your excellent service. Will be in contact later in the year for some more.
Thanks again,
Graham
United Kingdom
January 2004

hi both of you. i just wanted to share with you, that i think your leather blank journals are sincerely the most beautiful journals i have ever seen. i ordered a few of these wholesale, to sell in my shop in Sequim, WA. i only put them on the shelves today, and i couldn't stop touching them. i can feel SUCH positive energy in each and every one of them. i am feeling the peace in them. they are special. i just wanted to say thanks...
Joy
Washington
December 2003

Hi, Alex:
The box has arrived. It is BEAUTIFUL! The color is darker than in the photos, which is great. I've already placed the manuscript inside and found the perfect spot on the shelf for it. You have done such a fine job. I have no doubt that this will be a true family keepsake for many years. Thank you. Have the happiest of Holidays!
Cheers,
Anna-Maria
California
December 2003

Dear Alex,
We received the book over the weekend. It looks fantastic. Nettie really likes it (early Christmas present). Thanks again for creating such a beautiful book and case--truly unique.
Curtis
Illinois
December 2003

Dear Alex:
We received our journals today and they are so beautiful! Each one is unique, and we are so impressed with the quality of the leather, the brand and the binding. Actually, we are thrilled about everything. What a joy to have these precious journals to offer as gifts and to sell to our guests. Again, thank you.
With all good wishes,
Nancy
Albion Inn
Ashland, OR
December 2003

They look GREAT!!!!
Thank you SO much, Alex - I can't tell you how excited I am to give these as Christmas gifts this year! I love your stuff...will definitely be back for more at some point! :) Have a wonderful holiday season and a blessed New Year!
Jes
North Carolina
November 2003

alex - you have fulfilled my every vision of the journal i had pictured. i am actually amazed and impressed at the beauty of the book. i'm sure that as soon as i hold it in my hands, i will be without words. i am a journal fanatic, i have written in a journal since i was seven years old, i don't know why, or have a reason, i just know that if i didn't write in one, my thoughts would surely combust. i admire you for your craft and skill of book making (although i'm not sure that is the proper term). i am so happy i found you on the internet to make this book i only thought existed in my head into a reality. thank you so much. sincerely,
lindsey
Texas
Sept 2003

The journal is great, and I gave my son color copies of your "about us" pages from your website so that his girlfriend can see how special it is. Her mother teaches art at a local school, and I am sure they will be interested in your story.
I know this was a lot of extra trouble, and it is appreciated. You have helped make this transition a little easier, and I thank you.
Best Wishes,
Frank
Alabama
August 2003

My goodness! It looks absolutely manificent, I mean absolutely!!! And it is a big surprise! I didn't think I would get it so soon. A million thanks to you and Magu. The stone on the cover looks stunning and appealing. I can defintiely keep my things tidy from now on. Now I need to get my hands on it to be super happy.
Make sure you thank Magu for me.
Best regards,
Foster Chu
Hong Kong
August 2003

Dear Alex:
Please forgive. I thought I had written you back to let you know how Brian loved his journal cover. I didn't want to forget how to write you and tell you that he was so very excited when he opened it. His eyes lit up so big as he got tongue-tied mixing his words of Oh Honey Thank You with awes. He's been working with it/admiring it/bragging about it ever since. He started transferring his work into it and has now finally got it to the point where he doesn't need his other notebooks. He's working exclusively out of that one now. He told me when he opened it that I touched him so deeply by having this made for him. That it told him how much I believed in his writing and that really touched his heart! Alex, without you it could have never been! I gave him the little tokens you sent and he has them in one of the pockets. He thinks its the absolute coolest that I had all of this arranged with you. Honestly, every time he talks to someone he brings it up. He was just bragging to his father about it just yesterday.
I can't thank you enough. I am so grateful! Bless YOU! Please take care! We may just be visiting again for my birthday!!!!!
Until then, Blessings Be! In Light
Akasya
Washington
August 2003

Hi Alex,
I truly appreciate all the work and enthusiasm that you have put into this project. When I reflect on the possible difficulties I could have had in having these books bound my mind reels. You have always been patient, thoughtful, straightforward, and helpful. Your fast responses were valuable, especially as they always contained clear intelligible questions that made the next step straightforward. I had never anticipated that I might have books bound in this manner but I have been so impressed that I may make my weary brain cells write some more!
Many Thanks and Best Wishes,
John
Florida
June 2003

Dear Alex, I loved the small leather journal - it is almost too beautiful to use! Thank you so much. Gratitude,
Ruth
Australia
May 2003

Hi Alex,
It is gorgeous! I can't wait to start using it. I also wanted to tell you that the little insert for straight line writing is pretty cool. I had one a long time ago, but it was destroyed from overuse and I never really thought to look for one.
I'm sure I'll be calling on you again for more books. I can think of so many people to give these to as gifts!!
Have a great weekend,
Heather
California
April 2003

Looks beautiful, Alex!
It has been a matchless experience working with you. They were all that I expected, and more.
Ext. yours,
Houston
Virginia
March 2003


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