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Cheap Notebook Cover


This notebook cover is cheap and when you first pick it up it does have a sort of cheap feeling because it is made of plastic and it's kinda thin. But then it is only meant to protect a book from spills and dirt and general handling, much like the dust jacket of a novel. To that end it does its job well, is actually pretty strong, and because it is thin it becomes kind of a "skin". The design and material makes perfect sense once it's on the notebook.

But what I like about it besides its protective function is that it can completely change a notebook's look. You can make your own insert, put it in the cover and put the cover on the notebook. As you can see from the pics, the orange journal can be red or white or perhaps something more exotic via your own design. Or put a picture in it. Or maybe there are times when you want your fancy notebook to travel incognito. Anything is possible!

The question is, though, will it fit your notebook? We have two sizes:


  1. A5 - PLEASE NOTE - THIS ITEM HAS BEEN REPLACED BY ANOTHER LISTING ON OUR SITE. It is also available in various colors! Please check the listings.
  2. A6 - for a standard A6-size "Japanese Novel" as well as the A6 Hobonichi Techo. The covers' total inside dimensions ares 231x157mm, while the A6 Hobo has a wrap width of 225mm (105+105+15=225) and is 149mm tall - making this cover almost a perfect fit for the Hobo.
  3. B5 - Actual cover dimensions are 255x374mm. Will fit a standard B5 (250x176mm) notebook with a cover trimmed flush with the paper, so the notebook's cover has to measure 250x176mm with a maximum thickness of  ~15mm. That's a total "wrap" of ~370mm.


One of the pics also shows a sheet of blotter paper tucked into the front flap. Very handy.

Please note that the A5 and B5 size is clear plastic, while the A6 size is a "frosted" plastic.


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  1. Minimalist cover for hobonichi 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2019

    Great minimalist cover for my hobonichi. Provides great protection!

  2. simple 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Mar 2019

    Love this for my Hobonichi cousin. Very simple

  3. great cover 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Oct 2018

    This is a great cover that fits my Studio notebook perfectly. I love that its clear so I can still see the cover of the notebook but can protect it from getting stained and/or torn.

  4. Worth It 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Sep 2018

    Initially thought that the cover was underwhelming. After carrying it around in my purse, I'm happy I bought it. It protects my Writer from keys and other loose items in my purse really well. Glad I purchased it!

  5. Durable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2018

    This cover, although inexpensive, is quite durable and effective. It provides lightweight protection which helps guard against the daily messes of normal use: accidental splashes, oil from your hands, accidental drops, or stuffing it in a bag. Dont think twice, order one for each book you buy.

  6. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Aug 2018

    This cover may be considered cheap, but it is perfect. Perfect fit and sturdy enough. Not too stiff, good bend and flexibility to accommodate the notebook itself.

  7. Bargain! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2018

    Great for price point. Not only use for archiving notebooks on my shelf. The A5 size fits my paperback books.

  8. Flimsy - Broke on First Day 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

    These would be nice if they were thicker, but mine started to tear on the sides (seams) after.the first day of use. I only had a slim notebook in it and had it in a travelers journal so it wasn't even exposed.

  9. works with Stalogy journal 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Mar 2018

    Bought this to cover my Stalogy journal to keep it safe while in my purse. Works perfectly!

  10. Suits well, inexpensive 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2018

    Got one for my Seven seas. Good cover with durable (as it possible for plastic) edges, bends well.
    However, keep in mind that you couldn’t carry around same–size ink blotter between cover and endpaper without wearing out the ink blotter. I solve this problem by ordering a B6 ink blotter for using with an A5 Seven Seas.

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