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    The Store is Open


Announcement:

Due to business travel, the store will be closed from
Monday, October 23rd through Wednesday, October 25th.
During this time, you will be able to browse,
but the shopping cart will be turned off.

The store will re-open on Thursday, October 26th.
Orders placed on October 22nd
will be mailed on October 23rd.

We apologize for any inconvenience.



  • 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.

  • The new SS Writer and SS Crossfield have arrived! The SS Standard has also arrived! It's a party now!

  • The Cafe Note has arrived! We have grid and ruled versions. The ruled version is also available on Amazon.



  • 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.