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Le Guest book is a stylish coffee table book designed to collect memories of time spent with friends and family. Read more

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Le Guest book is a stylish coffee table book designed to collect memories of time spent with friends and family.

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Le Guest Book
Le Guest Book

When we are invited to a dinner party or a housewarming party or whatever party, we try to be creative and think of a cool gift, something other than a bottle of wine (again). This was our inspiration for Le Guest Book, the hangover-free gift that really gets better with time, (also it will make your hosts feel like they made the right choice inviting you). Le Guest book is designed to bring back a sense of old time hospitality and record the wonderful moments we spend with friends and family.

Bringing a sense of old time hospitality requires some old time quality and craftsmanship. We designed Le Guest Book to look and feel timeless, so it will age with grace like good memories should. Unfortunately, those things don't come cheap unless you make them in big quantities and then they become cheap(er). And this is where we need your help, we need to get to a critical mass so we can make these book affordable. Here are some details about Le Guest book. It is a hardcover book covered in grey linen and stamped with a gold foil on the front cover, so wether you by it as a gift or for yourself, you can impress and be impressed by all those features. The price of Le Guest book on Kickstarter is $40 max, compare that with the $50 retail price and you should feel extra happy. If you buy 1000 Le Guest Books, you can save $10,000!!!

Le Guest Book and its best friend: Le Retro Pen
Le Guest Book and its best friend: Le Retro Pen

Inside, each page is designed with several options to accommodate any kind of writing style, from a space that allows free writing to simply answering multiple choice questions about your hosting style. Each page is designed and printed in elegant light blue ink on an off white 80lbs. archival paper and finished with colored edges. Last but not least, Le Guest book flaunts a dark grey marker ribbon.

Le inside
Le inside
Le little bit more of Le inside
Le little bit more of Le inside

We do realize we could have taken a less expensive route but we believe that compromises should only be made when choosing a spouse, not when making a guest book. We are working with a couple of printers/binders/magic makers on finalizing large quantities and at this stage all we can say is that the books will be either made in the U.S., Israel or Hong Kong.

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Risks and challenges

Manufacturing a product is no walk in the park, (unless that park is that crazy place in the "Hunger games"), it is a great challenge. We did an incredible amount of footwork trying to find a single source that can offset print, color the edges (that was harder than we anticipated) and bind and stamp these books. The good news is that we found two sources that can do it for us and depending of the amount of books purchased, we will order from one of them. However, making sure every book is perfect, sorting and shipping is still a big challenge. That said, we feel we are well equipped in facing these challenges.

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    5 backers

    Le hug:

    Calm down, this is only a virtual hug yet it will be given with warmth and good vibes.

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    $32 reward

    40 backers All gone!

    Early guest special:
    one Le Guest Book for you to gift or keep for yourself because you come first. That is the way you roll. First come first served.

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    $40 reward

    30 backers

    One brand new, never used Le Guest Book. A book to be proudly placed on top of your coffee table book pile.

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    $45 reward

    13 backers

    Le single set: Le Guest Book + Le Retro Pen because you also need a stylish retro pen to match your stylish retro book and your overall stylish style.

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    $75 reward

    15 backers

    Le duex: Not one, but two sets of Le Guest Book + Le Retro Pen. One for you and one that you can gift, or two for you because you host so much you just have to have two.

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    $100 reward

    10 backers

    Le "No brainer": 3 sets of Le Guest Book + Le Retro Pen. 3 is a good number, it makes a series complete, Take for example the 3 stooges or the 3 musketeers or Thelma and Louise and Shirley.

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    $160 reward

    1 backer

    5 sets of Le Guest Books + Le Retro Pens because you have two homes, 2 cars and 1 office and you can't stand the thought of getting stuck without Le Guest Book at each location so you get 5.

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    $300 reward

    0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)

    Le "It's personal": You're personal, handmade in NOHO Guest Book, bearing your family name or any name of your choice in gold foil on the cover, plus one Le Retro Pen, c'est magnifique.

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    $500 reward

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    Le Personal times duex. 2 handmade in NOHO guestbooks, bearing your family name or any name of your choice in gold foil on the cover, plus Le Retro Pen plus Le T shirt, c'est magnifique times two.

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    $1,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    OK, you must really like us or guest books or you have an ulterior motive that will be revealed in the next episode. In any case you'll get 5 handmade guestbooks, bearing your family name or any name of your choice in gold foil on the cover, plus as many Le Retro Pens as you can eat, plus Le T shirt plus we will come as your guests to your house in Lago di Como and just hang.

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