ABOUT US

A letter from us to you

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"If you are reading this page, it’s likely because you share at least one thing in common with me and many people I know. You love traveling or know someone that does, you spend too much time on your phone, you love giving interesting gifts (who needs more socks?), you like reading, or you like decorations for your home that look cool and tell a good story. That’s why I founded Bookshelf Memories.

I’m by no means a travel nomad, but I do make a point to get out of the country once a year and explore somewhere new. I have a close group of friends and family and I believe that my time is always best spent experiencing the world and being with people I care about.

Before founding Bookshelf Memories, I had a career selling software to large businesses. I’m also an entrepreneur; I started a number of businesses throughout the years from mowing lawns, to creating a running blog, to a building a calendar platform for sales people.

The idea for Bookshelf Memories started when I visited my friend who had just bought a DIY Booknook kit for his fiance because it reminded them of their travels across the world. It was the coolest thing that I had ever seen! I was hooked. Over the next two years, I got deep into Booktok and learned all about the world of miniatures and DIY kits.

There is so much to love about book nooks, and a whole world of people that could benefit from the benefits they bring. This is how Bookshelf Memories was born. Thank you for reading this far and for putting your trust in our team."

- Eric, Founder, Bookshelf Memories

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Our Mission

  • We want to spark conversations anytime someone visits your home and sees your bookshelf.
  • We want you to put down your phone, put on some of your favorite music, and spend some fun time building.
  • We want you to be able to build a family-friendly space that reflects your love of travel and exploration or reminds you of your home town.
  • We want you to build a home library or reading nook that reflects your experience.
  • We want to give you something fun to do with your family or partner.
  • We want to be able to give a unique gift to someone who has it all.
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Our values

We solve hard problems: Our product development starts with the end goal of enabling you to travel the world from your bookshelf. After that, we do what it takes to design the best solution for getting you there. We don’t want to make something easy, we want to make something that brings you joy and immerses you, your family, and guests in this amazing world.

Mindfulness feels good: We believe that most people, including us, spend too much time on our phones. We all benefit when we spend more time in the moment and working with our hands.

Travel is for everyone: We believe that you can travel even without leaving the country. Every day can be a new adventure and a new way of looking at the world. We want to make it easy to experience something new every day.

Bring joy to others: We want to create something that brings joy to your life or to those that you give this gift to.

Bring people together: Just like travel, we believe gifts and unique building experiences bring people together. We will always make it easy and fun to build our book nook kits with a friend, child, or partner.

Our happiness guarantee - “travel insurance": We will work hard to make the best product for you, but we realize that it isn’t always the best fit for everyone. That’s ok. We want you to be able to put your trust in our vision and team. We are very confident that you will love our product, but in the case that you aren’t satisfied, we will provide a 100% happiness guarantee, or what we call “travel insurance.” We are in the process of defining our program with the goal of making it easy for you to invest in this adventure that we know you’ll love in your home.

DIY Tokyo Alley BookNook - Product Package
DIY Tokyo Dollhouse - book nook shelf insert
DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook - Bookshelf Memories - DIY Booknook
DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook - Bookshelf Memories - DIY Booknook
DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook - Bookshelf Memories - DIY Booknook
little tokyo arts & gifts,  Mindfulness & Meditation
DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook - Bookshelf Memories - DIY Booknook
DIY Date Night Activity Ages 14+
DIY Tokyo Alley BookNook - Product Package
DIY Tokyo Dollhouse - book nook shelf insert
DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook - Bookshelf Memories - DIY Booknook
DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook - Bookshelf Memories - DIY Booknook
DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook - Bookshelf Memories - DIY Booknook
little tokyo arts & gifts,  Mindfulness & Meditation
DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook - Bookshelf Memories - DIY Booknook
DIY Date Night Activity Ages 14+

Bookshelf Memories

DIY Book Nook Kit: Tokyo Alley BookNook

"I Gifted this to my partner for her birthday. She put it together while I worked on my own models. It was amazing to see it come together so cleanly. The instructions were clear and added a fun twist!"  -Eric G. 

$99.99

Experience a night in Tokyo with our DIY book nook kit. This miniature bookend puzzle captures the essence of Tokyo's vibrant alleys, from ramen bars to book stores showcasing diverse architecture, intimate atmospheres, and endless exploration. 

Fun DIY Activity

Perfect Gift

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14+
Ages

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6-10+
Hours

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537+
Pieces