LA Times Custom Birthday Book

Celebrate someone's life with a book of LA Times front pages from each of their birthdays.

$100.00

The Times of your Life

It's time to celebrate a great moment in history--the day you were born! This custom-made, commemorative book is a treasury of the historic events that have crossed the path of you or an honored gift recipient. To start with, the timeless, hardback binding comes with the recipient's name embossed in gold on its surface, as well as a custom-printed dedication on the title page. Inside, the book contains reproductions of the front page of the LA Times, one for each birthday all the way back to the day you entered the world.

Leafing through the pages gives a time-lapse view of a lifetime of history, from world events and global leaders, to changing technology and fashions. Opposite from each headline page is a page with room for the recipient to write his or her own personal experience of that year, along with photos and other mementos. It's a beautiful tribute that transforms the ephemeral matter of yesterday's news into something that will be treasured for years--or generations--to come. Made in the United Kingdom.

Made from
Paper
Measurements
12" L x 15" W
Notes
Please note: Certain years/pages are reprinted from microfilm and font sized may be reduced. New pages may not be available for inclusion for up to 6 months after the date of print. Missing pages may be the result of a newspaper strike or a lack of relevant information on the front page for that date.
Item ID
26072

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 10/10/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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UncommonGoodsLA Times Custom Birthday Book
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Informative (7)
  • Easy to read (5)
  • Page-turner (4)

Cons

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  • Gift (12)
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    • Casual reader (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

He loved it

Got it as a birthday present for my fiancé who is an avid reader of the LA Times. He loved it. I definitely suggest getting it personalized with their name on...Read complete review

Got it as a birthday present for my fiancé who is an avid reader of the LA Times. He loved it. I definitely suggest getting it personalized with their name on it as it makes it look even more high quality & professional. Wish it had an extra page on it to put this year's LA times birthday front page on it, but that's okay. Only way it could be better overall is if it was available in color.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't buy this!

The font of the reproduced newsprint is so very tiny it's nearly impossible to read. Purchased a book for each or my parents (both in their 80's). Not only could they barely...Read complete review

The font of the reproduced newsprint is so very tiny it's nearly impossible to read. Purchased a book for each or my parents (both in their 80's). Not only could they barely read the print, I could not, nor could any of our children (in their 20's and don't wear glasses). Thought it was a lovely idea, but what a waste of money!

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5.0

Really nice gift for an older person

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from Denver, CO

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

    This was a nice gift for my father-in-law because he likes reading about "old times" and he lived in the LA area for decades, so he remembers some of these headlines.

     
    5.0

    Gifted this to my husband for his 50th birthday, he loved it

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    from Bakersfield, CA

    About Me Rarely Read

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Informative

    Cons

    • Options for a different color, other than green

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

    My husband is difficult to buy for and this was a perfect and personal gift for him. He loves it.

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    5.0

    Thanks for making my best friend's birthday special!

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    from Singapore

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

      My friend love this amazing, unusual, thoughtful gift. Thank you for making her birthday special.

       
      5.0

      What a wonderful gift!

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      from Sonora, CA

      About Me Casual Reader

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      Pros

      • Informative
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift

        Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

        This was a special, unique gift that's perfect for the person that has everything.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Perfect gift

        By 

        from Seattle

        About Me Bookworm

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Fun

        Cons

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          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

          This gift was perfect for the newspaper enthusiast and a great way to remember birthdays of years past!

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          5.0

          Better than expected plus unique

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          from North Washington

          About Me Casual Reader

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Great quality
          • Informative
          • Unique

          Cons

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            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

            Wanted to get my mom something unique for Christmas.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            This was a big hit!

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            from Orange, Ca

            About Me Casual Reader

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative
            • Page-Turner

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Reference

              Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

              Gifted this for a 50th birthday and it was a hit! Everyone thought it was a thoughtful and unique gift.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivered sooner than I expected!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              I would cretainly buy the product again

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              from Greensboro, NC

              About Me Everyday Reader

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                This was a 50th Birthday gift for my wife -- She was born in LA, CA and loves it! Our friends admire it!!

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt and arrived in great condition.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Recipient will feel special!

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                from Orange Country, CA

                About Me Everyday Reader

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                Pros

                • Informative

                Cons

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                  • Gift

                  Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                  This makes quite a handsome presentation. My husband has particularly enjoyed the early entries, reading about events in his early years that he had been too young to experience. The recipient should feel special knowing this could not be picked up at the last minute or regifted. :)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome

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                  from Arizona

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                      Comments about UncommonGoods LA Times Custom Birthday Book:

                      I have yet to see it (present for my mother's husband)...but both of them RAVED about it. How it was so interesting and well put together. My mom wanted to know where I ordered it from as she wanted to buy it for my brother's next birthday! And that is coming from a very picky person!!

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