The Scout Books Story

Little Books for Big Ideas. Made with care, just for you.

Think Big, Start Small

Scout Books was founded in 2009 with the belief that little books can make a big impact. As designers and book lovers, we believed in ink, paper and the magic of print production. We wanted to make it easy and sustainable for people to design and produce their own books and notebooks. So, we created a clever pocket-sized format that pairs a durable chipboard cover with 32 pages of 100% recycled paper. We built a factory in the heart of Portland, Oregon, where we print, bind and ship custom-designed Scout Books to clients all around the globe. With multiple sizes, creative custom options, and a team that genuinely cares about all the details, we make it easy to create your own Scout Books for all the ideas that matter to you.

Made in Portland, Designed Worldwide

Scout Books is proud to work with a diverse range of clients and collaborators, including individual artists, innovative companies, non-profits, and educational institutions. We believe in the power of little books to help people capture and share their big ideas. Whether you want to make a custom branded notebook for your shop or firm, publish your manifesto, develop a notebook line with a local artist, or something new, making custom Scout Books is easy and fun. We look forward to working with you!

Crafted With Care Just For You

We’re committed to making the best custom books and notebooks in the world, using our intimate knowledge of print production and a sincere desire to delight our clients. We’ve made careful decisions about format and materials to take the guesswork out of the production process. We pay close attention to the details so that you can stay inspired and focused on your design. We’ll take care of the rest.