This Travelling Book series helps preserve the stories of people's lives and experiences to be forever recorded and shared with future generations.
Rockford, MI (PRWEB) February 5, 2009
The Travelling Book Company introduces a way to connect with others, one page at a time, and have it published as a soft cover coffee table book.
Introducing The Travelling Book & Kit (http://www.TheTravellingBookCo.com), the newest way to preserve memories and stories while sharing them with others. The Travelling Book & Kit is meant to be passed around between families, friends and/or perfect strangers, so everyone can share stories, memories and pictures, and then have it published into a perfect-bound coffee table book available for purchase by the book's contributors.
The Kit includes an heirloom-quality, all-wood (choose from four finishes), genuine leather-bound binder handcrafted in the U.S.A.; a shrink-wrapped theme packet (choose from five separate themes or create your own) filled with 80 pages for writing and illustrating your stories or family history; and a Travelling Book gift box suited for shipping and gift giving.
Here's how The Travelling Book works: Once the kit is purchased, the originator (the individual who purchases the Travelling Book & Kit) forwards the binder and theme pages to their friends, family and even strangers who then fill the pages with stories and pictures, based on the provided theme and the originator's tailored instructions. After the book has been passed around and the pages filled, the last person to contribute to the book sends it back to the originator who then has the option to send the completed original contents to The Travelling Book Company. The Travelling Book Company can copy and publish the contents as a perfect-bound coffee table book. These books are then available for purchase by the book's originator and its contributors. The original contents are sent back to the originator who can then store them in the wooden binder forever.
"Typically recorded are the date we're born and the date we die, but it's the journey in between that defines the purpose of our lives and creates our unique stories," said Julia Thomas, developer of The Travelling Book Company. "This Travelling Book series helps preserve the stories of people's lives and experiences to be forever recorded and shared with future generations."
The Travelling Book Company offers the following five starter themes which can be tailored and built upon, based on instructions provided by the book's originator:
Our Family's Urban Legends. Every family has their legends and myths. This theme allows family members to share their recollection of "the story."
Roads Travelled and Journeys Taken - Memorable Vacations and Favorite Places to Travel. With this theme, ask contributors to share stories of their unforgettable and memorable escapes. Photos, maps, menus and other memorabilia can be added.
A Tale Like No Other -- Begin a Story and Ask Others to Add to It. Have you ever sat around the campfire, asking each person to orally add a line or paragraph to story? Now you can put it in writing and illustrate it, too. Contributors are encouraged to add to a story with words, original artwork, photographs and other memorabilia to illustrate an original tall tale. The idea is to pass the book around as far as possible (even around the globe) and end up with a unique, never-before-written tale or adventure.
Of "Relative" Importance - A Collection of Family Memories. Ask friends and family to add their favorite photos, stories, old letters and mementos to create a book of your unique family history. This is a wonderful theme to honor lost loved ones and to preserve their memories.
Celebrating Food, Family, Wine & Friends - A Collection of Recipes, Traditions & Memories Gathered Around the Table. You're only limited by your imagination in what you collect for this theme. Suggestions include adding favorite family recipes, traditions, conversations, photos, etc.
"Each theme is meant to stir the contributors' imaginations," explained Thomas. "The more adventurous you get - both with your themes and to whom you send the book - the more original and interesting your book becomes. Our goal is to connect people and help them get back to the basics with good stories and to preserve the memorable moments of our lives. There's no limit to what you can do with these books, and anyone at any age can easily contribute."
The Travelling Book & Kit also make great gifts and can be presented as wedding or baby gifts, teacher gifts, workplace gifts and more. Present them empty to be filled by the recipient's choosing, or as a finished heirloom.
About The Travelling Book & Kit
The Travelling Book & Kit (http://www.TheTravellingBookCo.com) is handcrafted in the U.S.A. Each kit includes an heirloom, leather-bound wood binder. Wood finishes are hand-stained and hand-sanded and come in choice of cherry, pecan, espresso and ginger finishes. The binder also includes a string and button envelope to hold extra pictures, mementos and memorabilia. (Retail $69.95) The themed packet contains instructions, a loose-leaf paper packet of 80 pages (60 lined for writing and 20 blank for illustrations and photographs) (Retail $19.95). Entire Book & Kit retails for $89.90 Extra pages to add to a theme, can be purchased at $11.95 per 40 page packet or $14.95 per 80 page packet. Each heirloom binder and theme is packaged in a Travelling Book box which can be used to ship the finished contents back to The Travelling Book Company or to present the binder as a gift. Contents can be copied and published as a perfect bound coffee table book (soft cover retails for $49.95). Contributors to the book can purchase copies of the coffee table book at the Travelling Book Web site.
The Travelling Book is available at Schuler Books & Music, 40 Fountain Street NW, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Schuler Books & Music, 3165 Alpine Ave. Walker, Mich. and "Great Northern Trading Company" 10 Squires Street - Rockford, Mich. & The Travelling Book Company's Web site, http://www.TheTravellingBookCo.com.
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