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Papio Press by Robbie Ross

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Having read of his fondness for a decent writing instrument, I asked Robbie if he would provide some honest feedback on the Papio Press Notebooks... Papio Press Notebook review Pocket Notebooks stock a great range of notebooks and these latest ones from Papio Press are a super addition to their line-up. Papio Press is a UK company run by husband and wife team Harry & Zanna Goldhawk. Harry & Zanna are incredible illustrators who work hard to make sure that all the artwork they create tells it's own unique story, with gorgeous botanicals and characteristic animals they really are different...

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New Boy Monthly Report

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Here we are. St David's Day. The first of March. It's a month since Nero and I have been officially in charge at Pocket Notebooks. We are both exhausted. Happy, but exhausted. The first priority was to get subscriber's boxes out and stock onto the shelves. We managed; learning along the way that allowing postal services to handle international shipping was akin to the 'hit and hope' approach in sport. We won't be doing that again. The shelves are now replete with old favourites and some new brands too. Papio Press, Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Silvine, Playtype and Kaweco pens have all...

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Darkstar Collection - Review

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After her comprehensive review of the Papio notebooks, I asked Amanda to review another of our British offerings, Darkstar. The below is an edited version. You can find the full review at Amanda's excellent blog. Darkstar Collection - Review So, where do these notebooks sit on the "Pretty-Functional" grid? I don't find them especially 'pretty' but they do have an understated class to them. The cover is a matte black and the only branding on the cover is a small, satin-finish black star on the front. Inside, the first page has the same information as the banding. Cover First page...

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Week 3 Report

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Look at these! The pocket ones are dinky - fitting comfortably in a man's shirt pocket. The memo size is one of our new collection, Dan's "Big Pockets". Let me explain. Dan and I were discussing over a coffee whether 'Pocket Notebooks' could sell larger books. "Big Pockets." He shrugged. Life can, and perhaps should be, simple. Also making their debut this week were Playtype. Everything you might expect from Danish design. Simple, well-executed and cool. I haven't tested the Silvine yet, but I can vouch for the Playtype: Fountain pen friendly. My Kaweco Brass Sport (also available on the...

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Week 2 in the saddle

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It seems only yesterday that I was writing a post about my first week; and here we are at the end of my second. The shelves are fuller now, with a wide range of Field Notes books and accessories leading the way. Rhodia has made its first appearance, with the pocket version of the famous Webbie. Oh that paper... There are a few writing instruments on the site now too. The synergy between notebooks and writing implements is obvious. I have started with my 'Every Day Carry' - a rough, tough and macho Brass Kaweco Sport and some of its...

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