Our Books

Who wants a book that sits on a shelf collecting dust, all but forgotten? No one.

At Modern Heirloom Books, we partner with you to create the personal history books you truly want:

 leather personal history and family history coffee table books

You want a book that is beautiful.

That is so exquisite, so tantalizing to touch, that it demands pride of place on the coffee table in your family room.

 reading family history book and storytelling

You want a book that begs to be opened, revisited, and skimmed. 

That can be turned to any page, not just the first, and tell a story that grabs the reader, engages and reveals.

 old photos used for family history storytelling

You want a book that tells your stories, plural. 

Your life cannot be reduced to one single narrative, told from beginning to end. A straight chronology of your life story would be B-O-R-I-N-G, and, more importantly, miss the mark at conveying the essence of you.

You want a book that your children, your friends, your extended family will want to open every time they visit.

You want a personal history book that encourages interaction. That compels readers to say, “Remember when…” and “That’s just like the time….” That inspires them to relate, and to share their own stories.

You want a book that sounds like YOU. Your voice, your values, your experiences.

You want a book that imparts your life stories with compassion, humor, and love.

You want a book that gives enduring power to your stories, for the next generation and beyond.

You want a personal history book that reflects the life you have led. The memories that hold the most meaning, and the personal and family history you want to preserve.


A Modern Heirloom Book is a thing of distinction. A team of the finest editors and designers with combined decades of experience in magazine and book publishing work with you to compile and hone your stories and craft your book. 


 leather texture from custom cover of personal history book