Signature Styles

Marilyn’s Memoir™ Novoirs™ come available to our clients in four custom designs, each one a stunning example of bookbinding art. Working in collaboration with our artisan bookbinder, who has over twenty-five years experience creating extraordinary hand-made books, we painstakingly planned and designed each of these original Novoir styles. Every feature has been carefully considered, and only the finest book art materials in the world are used in their construction. Crafted to be treasured heirlooms, your Novoir, which will last for generations, will be something you will proudly display.




If you were to try to do all this on your own – enlist a professional author to interview, research, and write your story; a graphic artist to develop the layout; and an artisan bookbinder to create a unique book; these services could realistically cost upwards of $30,000- $50,000 or more. Because we’ve created a singular, streamlined process to accomplish it all with a selected team of coordinated professionals, we can offer you this extraordinary service at a fraction of the cost.

We also provide additional hard cover copies of your Novoir, which will contain the same interior layout and a cover design that is complimentary to each of the coordinating hand bound book designs. These hardcover copies are yours to keep, share, or give as treasured gifts to family and friends.

Sarah Pitzner
Every birthday and anniversary [Jim] has tried to outdo himself with bigger and better gifts…but nothing will ever top this. I cried when I read it. It is the most meaningful, thoughtful, and heartfelt gift I could ever ask for. It’s like a novel but better because it’s our story.

Read MoreFor my 34th birthday, Jim gave me the gift of a book that would be written about us – our family, our relationship, and our lives from birth to present. Every birthday and anniversary he has tried to outdo himself with bigger and better gifts…special nights out on the town, trips, jewelry…but nothing will ever top this. Our Novoir is called, “Perfect Opposites,” which is what Jim and I are. I cried when I read it. It is the most meaningful, thoughtful, and heartfelt gift I could ever ask for. It’s like a novel but better because it’s our story complete with photos of us, our sons, and loved ones throughout the years in addition to personal letters and writings. Now the boys can know about our lives as they get older…learn how it all happened and preserve memories they were too little to remember. It will always be there, for them and for their children. That’s what makes me happiest about it – that it’s lasting, it’s for always. Most gifts aren’t, but this will forever be a treasured part of our lives.

Sarah Pitzner
Sarah Pitzner


If your wish is to have an entirely custom cover and interior design created for you, your Marilyn’s Memoir project manager can assist you in doing so at additional cost.

There is nothing like a Novoir. It will be your treasured heirloom, preserving for all time “The Greatest Story Ever Told. Yours.” Tell your story today!

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