Our Story

Located in Portland Oregon, Michelle & Miguel found themselves living near the book recycling hub of America.  Their passion for saving books (aided by Michelle's degree in English Literature) developed over many years, during which time they cultivated a deep partnerships with libraries & recycling centers whose discarded books go to face the landfill & die. Their passion for rescuing these books & transforming them into something new drives them.

Founded in 2004, Attic Journals is on a mission to give books new life, not necessarily in their previous form. Each book retains its original character & charm, then dependent on specific materials, they are transformed into notebooks, garlands, coasters & even earrings! Our customers appreciate the added functionality of our repurposed books, as well as the undeniably academic look & feel they bring into their homes.

Nostalgia runs rampant at Attic Journals! Seeing as each product is unique, they impart a particularly rich history to share with their new owners. You won’t find the same item twice, so act fast & capture the memories of long forgotten books to enjoy every day. 

Do you have a special book languishing in a drawer somewhere? With their bespoke services, Attic Journals can repurpose that special book into something useful in you everyday life, while preserving memories for future generations.