Kokuyo Campus CYO-BO notebook with Kaweco fountain pen

Kokuyo Campus High Grade (CYO-BO) Notebook Review

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Kokuyo has an impressive lineup of Campus notebooks, the most popular of which is their inexpensive notebook aimed at students. Look beyond that basic Campus notebook, though, and you’ll find a variety of notebooks with higher-quality paper options. Today we’re going to take a look at one of those notebooks, the Kokuyo Campus High Grade notebook with CYO-BO paper. First …

Kokuyo Perpanep Notebook Review

Kokuyo Perpanep Notebooks

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Not too long ago Kokuyo came out with a new line of notebooks with an interesting twist. These notebooks have three different paper types that are meant to appeal to different paper preferences. They named the lineup Perpanep, which is an anagram of “pen paper”. The idea is that each paper type has different characteristics, specifically how they feel to …

Leuchtturm 120gsm Notebook Review

Leuchtturm 120gsm Notebook Review

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Most fountain pen users should be familiar with Leuchtturm notebooks. They are widely used by many people as daily planners, diaries and bullet journals. Unfortunately, while the paper is good, it is not great. It tends to be somewhat inconsistent and is prone to slight bleedthrough. When I heard that Leuchtturm had a version of their popular notebook with 120gsm …

Lemone Notebook Review with parker 51

Lemome Notebook Review

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Last year my brother gave me a Lemome notebook as a gift. I had never heard of the brand before and, from what I can tell, it is only sold on Amazon. Of course, with any notebook that I’ve never tried before, I was curious as to how it would perform with fountain pens. The paper is surprisingly thick, but …

pebble stationery co antartica pocket notebook

Pebble Stationery Co Antartica Notebook

John Bosley Reviews 12 Comments

Last year I had the opportunity to review the Pebble Stationery Co Sakura Sumiko notebook. This year I was contacted again to see if I had an interest in reviewing their newest limited-edition notebook, The Antartica. While I don’t use pocket-sized notebooks as often as larger notebooks, this one was too pretty to pass up, so let’s take a closer …

Nuuna Flexcover Notebook Review

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Nuuna notebooks remained a bit of a mystery to me until recently. They don’t seem to be very popular in the States, so I’m sorry to say that I’d never even heard of them. Someone commented on a blog post suggesting I try them, which first brought them to my attention. Then I noticed that someone I follow on Instagram …

Itoya Profolio Oasis Light notebook purple

Profolio Oasis Light Notebook Review

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For some reason, I’ve never been a huge fan of the Profolio Oasis notebook. I don’t have anything against it, but it just doesn’t check the boxes I want it to check for a notebook. When I found out that Profolio started offering a different version of that notebook, the Profolio Oasis Light, I wasn’t very excited to try it …