My Favorite Notebook

This is my favorite notebook.
This is my favorite notebook.

I’m looking to replace my very favorite notebook, which is all filled up now.

I’m posting this in the hopes that someone can help to point me in the right direction. I contacted the manufacturer, M. Roger’s Press, because their website no longer lists these, but they never replied. I’ve done all this because I loved that notebook so much and I want another one. Notebook obsession does strike the unsuspecting writer from time to time, so I feel a little comforted knowing that I’m not alone.

My favorite notebook is a hardbound book, with a cloth covering. The spine is sewn such that the open book lays very flat. The paper is smooth and thick and white. It has acid-free paper that does not bleed through when I use a good pen. The paper is narrow ruled (1/4 in (6.35 mm) spacing between ruling lines), with no vertical margin line. It measures 8″ wide by 10.5″ high and 1″ thick. I love every one of these features, but sadly I can’t find a replacement that has them all.

This is my favorite notebook.
This is my favorite notebook.
When opened, my favorite notebook lays flat.
I have filled my favorite notebook with words and drawings
I have filled my favorite notebook with words and drawings
It has a hardbound cover, with cloth on it
It has a hardbound cover, with cloth on it

Update: I may have found a suitable replacement with the Large, Black Quo Vadis Habana Journal. The cover isn’t the same, but it looks like a good match otherwise. Does it have a margin line? I can’t tell.

5 responses to “My Favorite Notebook

  1. Dustin,

    Those are nice. Two nit-picks, though. What type of rule do these pages have? Also, it’s a shame that 100% recycled paper isn’t acid free, which generally means it isn’t archival. I don’t feel so bad about it being non-recycled paper if I’m pretty sure I’m never going to throw it out, but then again, posterity probably puts everything in the landfill sooner or later.

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