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    The Store is Closed


Announcement:
Due to business and personal travel, the store is closed
from Thursday, June 25th through Saturday, July 25th.
During this time, you will be able to browse,
but the shopping cart will be turned off.

The store will re-open on the morning of July 25th.
We apologize for any inconvenience.



  • About the store: We carry mainly writing paper - pads, notebooks, letter sets, and accessories - from Japan. If you have any questions or are not sure what you need, please feel free to contact us via the "About" link.



  • Quick update about the Seven Seas Writer and Standard Notebooks: We are out of stock at the moment, but we hope to start production in Japan by the end of July at the latest, which puts delivery around early September. There are no design changes except that we may be using a different cloth-based cover material instead of buckram.

  • Writing in thick notebooks can be uncomfortable - as you get to the bottom of the page, your hand has no where to rest, and the pen becomes unstable. Here is are some tips that may help you avoid that situation.

  • Have you ever wondered whether that expensive notebook or paper pad you need is a good value relative to other choices out there? If so, please check out our Notebook Value Comparison!

  • If you are concerned about "show through" of reverse-side writing on thin papers, please read this.


  • Check out these pictures of vintage handwriting samples on old paper from the "Golden Age" of handwriting. The lines on the handwritten letters are spaced 9.5mm apart; the lines on most of my correspondence papers are 10mm apart. Line spacing on note-taking paper (for example, steno/legal pads) and journals is typically 6-8mm.