Visitor books have been used throughout history to keep a record of special moments in both professional and personal life.
They are a traditional addition to any business, from the smallest of guest houses to world famous museums, giving everyday people the chance to share their appreciation of their experience, wherever the venue might be.
In personal lives, visitor guest books are often used to record the celebration of special events, such as christenings, weddings, anniversaries and many more, functioning as an album of written love and sentiment.
Our Toscana Visitor Books are crafted with a hardback, grained leather cover, containing approximately 80 leaves of high quality paper with a clearly printed format in a traditional visitor book style.
These journals can be personalised with our professional embossing service, with either a name, monogram or message to give them an extra special touch.
The Online Pen Company: Visitors Books
A visitor book, (or guest book, visitor log and visitors' album) is a paper means for a visitor to acknowledge they visited particular physical site and for them to leave details such as their name, postal information, email address and any other comments.
Paper-based visitor ledgers or books are traditional in many places including churches, weddings, funerals, B&Bs, museums, educational facilities, hospitals, institutions and other private facilities that may be open to the public. Some private homes will opt to keep a visitors' book for both personal or professional purposes.
There are also specialised forms of visitor books available, however not at The Online Pen Company, that include hotel registers, where guests can provide their contact information, and Books of Condolence, which are used at funeral homes after notable public deaths, such as the death of a Royal or President, or after a public disaster, such as an airplane crash.
As well as paper visitor books, they can also be used online when a particular site is visited. On the web, a visitors book is instead a logging system that allows visitors of a website to leave a public comment, like on a blog.
It is possible in online guestbooks for visitors to express their thoughts and ideas about the website or its topic. Generally, these visitor books do not require the user to create a user account as it is a pretty informal method of leaving a quick note. The purpose of a website guestbook is to display the types of visitors the site gets, the part of the world they reside in, and their feedback on this site. This method allows the webmaster or blogger to assess the results and ultimately improve their site. An online guestbook is generally a script, which is remotely hosted and written in a language such as PHP, Python or ASP.
The names and addresses that provided in guestbooks, both paper-based or electronic, are often recorded and collated for use in providing statistics about visitors to the site, and to contact visitors again in the future.
The Online Pen Company stock a small range of paper visitor books created by Papuro. The range comes in either black and brown, with the Torcello having stunning marbled edges. Although a small collection, the high quality visitor books in our store are much loved among those that have purchased them.