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publishers & stationers


irish made

recycled paper 

lay flat notebooks

badly made books are...

creators and publishers of recycled paper books

& stationery


140gsm cartridge paper from used coffee cups (80%)

320gsm post consumer waste card (100%)


handmade with machines - 1 friar st. cork 


1 friar st. cork


all our products are customisable for personal & commercial use. 


why badly made books?

the studio & workshop has developed since 2015 when product designer & founder seán O sullivan wrote & illustrated his first book other seas. Like a tree falling in the woods and no one being around to hear, a book with no readers doesn't make much of a sound. just before his book fell forgotten back of the couch Seán realised that production & distribution of stories was equally as important as the writing & illustration so he started to make some books... badly at first.  

Many badly made books later this attitude of experimentation is still alive and well. We make books and paper products of all shapes, sorts and sizes, having learned that our one core product is infinitely variable and only limited by imagination.

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badly made books

badly made books

badly made books

1 friar st.


T12 WP70

tel- (+353) 086 453 1445

email - info@badlymadebooks.com


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