Making Of: Durable, Handmade Notebooks

Marilyn Glinka is the one-woman show behind notebook company Emgie Libris (@emgielibris). From her small studio in Philadelphia, Marilyn makes every single Emgie Libris notebook by hand, binding each one in unused denim or canvas. Through Instagram, Marilyn invites us into her studio for an inside look into her process.

"Generally speaking, I usually share completed book orders and the location they are heading to," Marilyn says. "I like to give a shout out to the awesome shop owners that I work with."

In addition to giving customers a peek inside her workshop, Instagram has also allowed Marilyn to form relationships with likeminded craftspeople. “I’ve been connected to several talented artists and designers all over the world because of Instagram,” she says.

Take a peek inside Marilyn’s studio by following @emgielibris and order a handmade notebook on her website, emgielibris.com.