Spiral Bound Favorite Books

Here’s a confession…I search for reasons to visit the office supply store. Unfortunately, since I work at home, I don’t have a whole lot of office supply needs. I do, however, have a favorite product at these stores…the spiral binding service!


It’s less than $5 per book to have them bound with a clear plastic cover. Each summer, when I receive my new Stampin’ Up! catalog, I hurry in to get the binding done, so I can more easily browse through the catalog. I know, I’m a geek.

And did you know you can download the “recipes” for every sample in the Stampin’ Up! catalog online?  It’s about 30 pages long, so I print it and take it with me to the store.  They bind it right into the back of the book, so I don’t have to refer to a file on my computer.


It’s as handy as a pocket on a shirt, people! Speaking of pockets, you can also have them bind in a page protector, and then you can store smaller catalogs and lists in it. But I always forget that until after I pick up my completed catalog. Probably because I’m so excited to sit down and make my wish list.

I’ve had all sorts of things bound…a compilation of stories my grandma wrote, my favorite softcover cookbooks, schoolwork that I want to save for the kids, and scrapbooks  The sky’s the limit. Well, the sky and I think 1-1/2 inches thick, that is. They do have some limits to their magic, after all.

Now, go look…I’ll bet you have some broken-spined softcover books that would love to be bound!


2 thoughts on “Spiral Bound Favorite Books

  1. Megan, thanks so much for the reminder about spiral-binding service for books. I am also a big fan of spiral binding. I always get extra excited when a book I order is either spiral bound or “hidden” spiral bound. And that’s an excellent idea, asking for the bindery to add a page protector! I also wanted to thank you for binding the compilation of stories by your Grandma. You and your family will treasure them for years! And the spiral binding will let you actually read the stories, rather than just look at them in a box and wish you could read them. Thanks for this post!

  2. Great idea on the catalogs!! I too try to find excuses to go to Staples (my favorite). This past weekend my hubby had to go get pens from there (he is very picky and only writes with certain ones while I love trying out new ones). Anyways, he actually asked if I wanted to come or not. Are you kidding me? Needless to say, they were out of his pens, but I got a notebook. Yay!!

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