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

  • Please see our updated "About" page.



  • Announcement: We are testing a new postage rate system! It may save you a substantial amount of money if you are on the east coast. Please consider the "ship by weight" amount when you check out. With this option, your package will be sent Priority Mail.

  • The Seven Seas Writer is sold out! The next restock is at the end of May 2016.

  • The Seven Seas Standard is back! Fyi - the next restock will be at the end of May 2016.

  • The Seven Seas Crossfield is sold out! The next restock is at the end of May 2016.

  • 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.