Custom journal maker opens in Dupont

Jenni Bick Custom Journals offers a wide range of stationery in its new Dupont Circle shop. (photo courtesy of Jenni Bick)

Custom journal maker Jenni Bick has returned to her hometown D.C. to open her first brick-and-mortar store in Dupont Circle.

The new Jenni Bick Custom Journals shop celebrated its grand opening at 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW last month, expanding an online brand that’s existed since 1999, according to a release. The stationery store specializes in customized notebooks, journals and photo albums designed in Bick’s own workshop, in addition to brands including Moleskine, Leuchtturm 1917, Paperblanks and a host of artisanal Italian collections.

Based in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Bick names Oprah Winfrey, Carly Simon, Robin Wright and Sean Penn as past customers, in addition to corporate clients including Google. With the Dupont store she returns to her roots in Washington, where she grew up and also where she began making books 30 years ago in her husband’s Adams Morgan bookstore, according to the release.

Jenni Bick Custom Journals is open seven days a week for walk-ins and private appointments. The store (online at offers branding and logo customization for corporate clients along with “while-you-wait personalization” for customers who want to add a name or inscription to their journals and books, the release says.