• Saying Goodbye

    After six years in business, To Boldly Fold is closing its doors. Since 2009, we’ve sold thousands of products online, at crafts shows, and at dozens of stores across the US, Canada, and Japan. We’re incredibly thankful for our wonderful customers, retail partners, and friends in the indie craft community for helping to make To Boldly Fold such a rewarding journey.

  • About To Boldly Fold

    To Boldly Fold was founded by Melissa Chao in 2009. Our studio specialized in handmade, artist-quality products for a creative lifestyle, from sketchbooks and journals to a variety of paper goods. Our products brought new life to traditional bookbinding, and were featured by several publications and craft organizations, including the New York International Gift Fair, Uppercase Magazine, and The Crafts Report.

  • Melissa Chao

    Melissa began bookbinding in response to the poor quality of commercially available sketchbooks and journals. Her craftsmanship, keen artistic eye, and use of high-end materials made her books an instant success amongst artists. Fiercely independent at heart, Melissa is passionate about small business, art education, and the creative community.

  • Mark Grambau

    As the studio’s manager & designer, Mark kept the business running smoothly and looking sharp. He designed the packaging, brand materials, and website, managed retailer relationships, and illustrated the hand-lettered designs found across the products.

Our Retail Partners

  • Though we’re closing up shop, some of our products may still be available at a retailer near you. We’re immensely grateful for the dozens of independent bookstores, stationers, boutiques, museums, and art centers that carried our work, and we know you’ll love them too.