In the Decemeber festive season last year we asked our 3things followers 'What are 3things you can do to change the world at Christmas?' with Rebound Books donating some gorgeous pocket book prizes.
The pocket books were popular with great responses sent through, 1. Get a compost bin, waste less food. 2. Recycle everything possible, make things out of recyclable material. 3. Spread the word and volunteer when I can.
These 3things are very similar to the Rebound Books mindset.
The Rebound Books team work with the philosophy to "reuse discarded paper products and turn them into something functional, necessary and beautiful."
Since 2006 they have been doing exactly that with a range of diaries, A-Z books, journals, sketch books, French lined books and more. The books are printed on a local printer, with vegetable inks, 100% recycled Australian made paper and all printing job's carbon emissions are offset. If you have a friend who still likes using a pen, there will be a rebound book to suit any need.
When libraries get rid of books, you know they probably won't find a good home, so Rebound Books jump into action, salvaging hard cover out of date reference books from landfill to make the pocket books. If it isn't a library they watch closely, it is an op-shop, where the graph books are sourced. Plus each hand-made book is unique with some pages included from the book's previous life.
Great! A group of people that care about quirky stationary and the environment. But wait, there is more. Rebound Books are also supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), which aims to bring literacy to indigenous Australian communities either through donated books or translating books into local languages. All the proceeds raised from this particular Rebound Book page will be donated to the ILF, which has already raised $493.
You can find Rebound Books in funky stores as well in weekly markets. Follow them on facebook for friendly updates and market locations, such as Rose Street Artists Market, Melbourne every Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
60 Rose St, Fitzroy (Mel 2C A5).