why this product

A notebook that is simple and long lasting is one you’ll have on you at all times, whenever inspiration strikes. This Calepino model is journal size - bigger than pocket dimensions, but small enough to bring along in your bag.

The lined paper is ideal for the person who likes to keep things neat and tidy. Each comes with a removable red belly band, as well as a playfully worded postcard to keep or send to a bon ami.

These lined notebooks are made in Nantes, France, using 100% recycled kraft paper with letterpress printed cardboard cover. The pages are whitened without chlorine and printed using vegetable-based ink.

The books were inspired by a man who, after working for years in the stationery business, wanted to bring back the notebooks he'd seen as a child. There was something irreplaceable about the stamped brown books his father would write and sketch in while at work in his carpenter’s shop.

use & care

The lined paper is useful for anyone needing to jot down notes, whether a to-do list, journal entry, brilliant idea…

production & design

The creator of these notebooks, a Frenchman named Fabrice, is the sole producer and craftsman. All his notebooks are made entirely in France out of recycled kraft paper that's been paste-bleached without chlorine. The letterpress printed cardboard covers are manufactured in a factory in Creuse that's been making cardboard since 1927.

By utilizing local expertise and reputable family businesses, and therefore minimizing the transportation of materials necessary to the manufacturing process, he significantly reduced his company’s carbon footprint. The notebooks are also Ange Bleu certified, the first worldwide eco-label certification. 

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Calepino Lined Notebooks (2 Pack)

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Set of two lined notebooks, with red contrast stitching along the spine. Recycled cardboard letterpress print cover. Measures 5 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches with 32 pages each. Made in France. Also available with graph or blank pages. 

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    5 ¼ inches wide x 8 ¼ inches long
    (13 x 21 cm)

    32 pages each

    100% recycled paper
    Recycled cardboard

    Made in

  • Restrictions: Promotions cannot be applied to this product.
  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283178

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