Bound to be Beautiful

Unique paper goods made with care in Pawtucket


Jason Thompson started making and selling journals on a blanket at Brown University in 1990. A self-proclaimed maker-at-heart, he learned the craft from his girlfriend (turned wife and business partner) Ilira Steinman, who had just returned from a semester abroad in Italy. Their shared love for the craft turned that blanket business into Rag & Bone Bindery, first selling their hand-bound journals and books at fairs and then to stores across the country. Today, from their studio just across the Providence line in Pawtucket, they make pretty much everything by hand, from the ribbon threaded spines to the carefully torn pages for their journals. Find the couple’s handiwork online at their website and on Etsy, still created with the thought and care they’ve had since the beginning. Whether it’s an album, customizable baby book, or other paper goods, you know with Rag & Bone Bindery you’re getting a one-of-a-kind piece.

Rag & Bone Bindery