14 Feb 2017

introducing: manuscript notebooks

Being a huge bookworm, the idea of classic novels as notebook covers was one that married together two of my favourite things. Manuscript Notebooks are a relatively new brand who have been around since last year and they also offer these notebooks in the form of a monthly box. They kindly sent me a selection of notebooks and they are just too beautiful not to share.

The biggest one was A5 in size with a The Great Gatsby cover. It is a classic exercise book; so very thin, light and therefore portable. The plain pages make it ideal for just random doodles or random notes. The paper is very thin but takes fountain pen very well with no show through or bleeding. At the back, there is a quote from the novel which is a nice touch.

The next two are A6 exercise books which are about the same height as a Lamy Safari. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the Pride of Prejudice cover? Isn't that peacock just beautiful? The pages inside are also plain and again, take fountain pen well. They are lightweight and make a nice change from the typical Field Notes notebooks you see floating around.

The final four are A6 notebooks that come in both exercise book format and also as a bound version. The bound version has white ruled pages (whereas the plain pages were cream in colour) but takes fountain pen just as well as the plain paper in the other notebooks.

Overall, I'm impressed with the quality and design of these notebooks. The one thing missing from the bound ones are a pocket at the back as most notebooks of that design have this feature. I'm already looking forward to seeing what other designs they choose as covers next.

** Although these items were supplied free of charge, I have reviewed them as if I had paid for them and as honestly as possible. Thank you to Andres for affording me this opportunity to review these notebooks :)


  1. "Every savage can dance" :D Lovely notebooks.

  2. That "The Little Prince" notebook though... I'm in love!