Monsieur Notebook (Fountain Pen Edition)

Monsieur notebooks have been promoted as a better quality alternative to Moleskine. They’re made with leather covers and come in a wide range of styles. This is the fountain pen version. The paper is good: much better than Moleskine, that’s for sure. Not as good as Rhodia though. There is[…]

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SlimNote pocket notebook review

SlimNote pocket notebooks are handmade by Tiny TOE Press. They are 3.5 by 5 inches, 50 pages, plain except for the rather mad hex set. Thus very pocketable and lovely. The paper is reasonably friendly to fountain pens. As the samples show, there is a little feathering and bleeding with[…]

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Calepino notebook winner

Thank you so much to all of you who entered this competition and suggested how I might be able to use this beautiful Calepino notebook. It has genuinely been very difficult to pick a winner. There were so many wonderful suggestions and I certainly have some great ideas to use[…]

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Rhodia No. 16 Block Notepad review

Rhodia is pretty much standard issue for anyone who takes an interest in fountain pens. In fact, since I wrote this review and queued it up, Gourmet Pens and A Fool With A Pen both published much better reviews of the same paper. So much better, in fact, that I[…]

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Calepino Large Notebooks review and giveaway

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,[…]

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