Iona Handcrafted Books

Iona Handcrafted Books was born in the spring of 1994 in Seattle. Though she took a long 21-year detour through Austin, Texas, owner/bookbinder Mychal Mitchell finally brought Iona back to its roots in the PNW, and was thrilled to open her new shop in Fremont. Mychal learned her trade back in 1993 from a bookbinder in an alley in Venice, Italy after having her journal stolen in the train station in Rome the week prior. Ditching her earlier dreams of a masters in architectural preservation, she embarked on the life of a crafter, and hasn’t looked back. Her books have evolved from their humble monastic-style beginnings to those that merge her love of old buildings & books by incorporating architectural hardware closure mechanisms. Come see!


Journals, Sketchbooks, Photo Albums, Diaries, Notebooks, Watercolor Books, Wedding Albums, Baby Books

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