Cynthia Pareja of Hypatia Book Arts

HYPATIA BOOK ARTS is a small bindery on Martha’s Vineyard specializing in creating unique and beautiful books by hand, using centuries old techniques and exquisite earth-friendly materials from around the world that reflect generations of old-world, fine-artisan craftsmanship.


The bindery is founded and run by artist Cynthia Pareja who relishes in working with extraordinary papers, rustic leathers, luscious hand-dyed silks, and bookbinding techniques, some of which date back to ancient Egypt.


Each piece is carefully created and designed with a beauty that inspires and elevates your work. Hundreds of books have found their way into the hands of writers, musicians, photographers, poets, travelers, newlyweds, new parents, and simply anyone with something to say or save.


Sometimes Cynthia hears “The books are too beautiful to write in!” Her reply ~ Just the contrary! Their rustic beauty is perfectly imperfect, just like each of us! and so they invite and inspire as if whispering words of encouragement: Just show up to the page exactly as you are! Just show up… and the muse will too!


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