Through tomorrow’s STORY window: Novella Bookbinding – Bespoke Notebooks

Around one in eight young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. That’s deep right?

The Princes Trust helps 13-30 year olds by offering programmes that give young people an opportunity to better their lives. The Enterprise programme provides training, loans and support to help young people start-up in business.

Princes trust

So this morning after a meeting with my new mentor at the Princes Trust office, I popped briefly by the Tomorrow’s Store, the shop dedicated selling merchandise from young people who’ve successfully established their business after attending the Enterprise programme. In search of some inspiration and self-motivation, I envision where the book “Let’s do Lunch: An Urban Girl’s Guide To Making Contacts – And Keeping Them” would fit in the store (maybe the bookshelf at the back I concluded!) Novella Bookbinding caught my eye almost immediately, with the quality of the note books, vibrant pastel colours and sizes offered. What’s more, you can have your bespoke notebook made live in front of you by the founder Megan Turner-Jones, a young bookbinder living and working in London.

And of course, every urban girl wanting to get ahead doesn’t leave home without a note pad right?… Could this possibly be a collaboration in the making between Novella Bookbinding and Let’s do Lunch?

I spoke to Megan to find out a bit more about her passion which she’s turned into a thriving business:

“I felt that it was very important to show customers how much work goes into making a notebook. Customers can see all the elements that go into making a notebook (live demo at Tomorrow store). I studied illustration at university, but by the end of the course I ended spending so much time in the bindery and I just fell in love with it. I found the process relaxing and therapeutic. I’m a very meticulous person, I like accuracy, so this works well.”

Find out more at www.novellabookbinding.co.uk and find Novella Bookbinding at:

Tomorrow Store
9 Eldon Street
London EC2M 7LS

Got a thriving business you’d like to share? Get in touch k.lutterodt1@arts.ac.uk

-Kai 🙂

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