You could call them creepy or scary, but the word you’re actually looking for is fantastic. Canadian artist MilleCuirs describes the books on his Etsy page as “Handmade leather grimoires, blank books and journals”. Many of the creations do take an aspect that may be described as creepy or scary. That comes with the territory, and likely is the effect the artist aims for in these painstaking and meticulous creations.
If scary is not your thing, some tamer designs are on offer too. The artist says his goal is to keep the dying art of bookbinding alive in our digital age. The books are created with a view of what one may expect to find “in a mysterious fantasy land, in the depth of a dark dungeon or from the hands of a dusty skeleton in a forgotten library.” That’s quite a vision, and no wonder, LARPers were among the first patrons of his wondrous art.