Calepino Large Notebooks review and giveaway

31 December 2013 By ian

Calepino cover letterpress

I am, it is safe to say, a huge fan of Calepino notebooks. They look great, the small sized ones are a good price, they’re durable and the paper is fantastic. I use them all time: for work, for a pocket book, to write down three-plus-one good things each day, to plan out my days and to sketch.

They are fab.

Calepino notebook contents

So I was rather excited to see this wonderful video of the making of a new range of large notebooks.

I was even more excited to be given a set of two lined large (“No. 5”) notebooks to try out. (Merci, Fabrice!) I won’t fully review them here. The pictures tell the story, I think. Suffice to say, everything I had to say about the pocket books applies here but with added amazingness (and added A5 size). The packaging is fantastic, the stitching beautiful and the letterpressed cover incredible.

Some details: the entire notebook is made from recycled materials and uses vegetable-based ink. The notebook uses A5 (13.5 x21cm) 90g paper.

Calepino notebook binding

Now my problem is this: they are such beautiful notebooks I don’t know what to do with them. I already have notebooks for journalling and for all of the tasks mentioned above. So this is where the competition comes in.

The Competition and Giveaway

In the comments, suggest what I should use one of these notebooks for. I will pick the best idea and use one of the notebooks for whatever it is. The person who made the winning suggestion will win the other notebook.

Calepino notebook packaging

The Rules

It’s open worldwide but I won’t be held responsible for customs charges or the notebook being lost in the post.

You can’t enter if you know me.

It has to be something I don’t already use a notebook for (see above).

Nothing rude! I know what some of you are like…

My decision is final. I’ll pick the idea I like best and that will be that.

You can suggest more than one idea but each idea must be an individual comment. No more than one idea per comment please!

The competition will close at 9am GMT on Saturday 11 January. I’ll then email the winner and they’ll have one week to let me know his or her postal address. If I don’t hear back then I’ll pick a random entry and contact that person instead.

Calepino A5 notebook review

I was sent this pair of notebooks by Calepino at no cost to myself but, truly, they are beautiful and I love them more than is natural.

Good luck!

This competition is now closed. The winner will be announced soon.