Real Humans. Real Books.

Proudly celebrating over 20 years online!

Transient Books is a full-service bindery that specializes in heirloom quality, hand crafted guest books, travel journals and gift notebooks for every occasion. You can either choose from our ideas, or bring your own to the table. We hand sew and hand bind every one of our books from start to finish right here, in house. We guarantee our books' excellence, functionality and implicit joy. Besides, Transient Books simply has the best customer service on the planet.

Come join our journey, you'll be so glad you did: I was born and raised in Oregon, USA. My husband Magu is from Córdoba, Argentina. We began making books back in the late 90s, while living on a boat in Alaska. We spent a number of years traveling throughout North and South America, and you could often find us in the plazas, selling our books while Magu played his guitar to passers by. In 2001 we returned to the sierras of Córdoba and we began offering our wares online. To our great surprise—it worked! We have been creating and dispatching hand bound books for and to humans all over the planet ever since.

Essentially we are a small family business at the end of a dirt road in rural Argentina, grateful everyday that we get to make books, raise our kids, tend the garden and laugh with the chickens. We simply love our job and we’re so glad it shines through.

While we’re physically located in central Argentina where we hand craft your books remotely, we offer FREE SHIPPING within the USA because we dispatch orders to our US distributor every week. Our turn around for custom orders varies! Usually, we can get a custom order to you in about 10 days, depending where we are in the cycle.

Transient Books is made possible by many: our unbelievable team here in Argentina (Caroline and Maugi), our US distributor in Oregon (my sister Sara), the USPS delivery folks in Oregon, the DHL office in Córdoba, not to mention a whole string of suppliers, supporters, family, and enthusiasts in both North and South America.

Mostly, Transient Books is made possible by its varied and hugely interesting clients. We never cease to be surprised and humbled by the individuals who appear in our inbox with their memorable ideas and enthusiasm.

Felizmente hablamos español.



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