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  • 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.

  • The Seven Seas Writer is sold out! We expect the next shipment to arrive late October. Meanwhile, we do have some discounted factory seconds available.

  • Please check out the new Japanese Binder System (J-Binder) page!

  • 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 try this Notebook Value Calculator!

  • Introducing the Seven Seas Writer Notebook featuring Tomoe River paper with 7mm lines! And please check out the Seven Seas product page!

  • 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.