About Red Barn Collections

Brooke, Terry, and the original Red Barn


We search for books that have been discarded and give them new life by turning them into one-of-a-kind journals.  The scars, wear and tear marks, frayed edges, scribbled names, notes and dates, and library stamps all contribute to the uniqueness of the journals we make.

Our mission has always been to rescue discarded books and give them new life. 

We take great care with handcrafting our quality journals.  We use 24# paper and match the paper shade to the book pages.  We include parts of the book in the journals for chapter books and the entire story in children’s books.  We add approximately 75 writing pages (lined or blank) in each journal and we use bronze metal coils for our binding.

The books we find have survived the years and are ready to be loved again. It makes us happy to see books up-cycled into new journals.

We hope that you’ll fall in love, all over again, with your favorite reads.
The Red Barn Family