I don't remember exactly where I read it, or maybe heard it, but I remember that in 2013 I started carrying a sky blue lined-page notebook in my school uniform dress shirt pocket. Since that day I continue to carry a notebook with me, jotting down ideas, taking notes in classes, and ripping out a page to give someone a number or email, the notebook has become part of who I am.

This page is dedicated to these notebooks, below you will find an archive of what every notebook looks like, the dates that I used it, and a spread just to see what's inside.

During this time of using pocket notebooks, I've literally gone around the world in search of the most suitable ones. I've tried every brand I could find, every type of paper, and every type of cover. I now have a very specific set of criteria that I look for in every notebook that I purchase.

Notebook Criteria:

  • Size: ~A6 (105 x 148.5 mm / 4.1 x 5.8 inches)
  • Paper: Blank (preferred) or Dotted
  • Cover: Soft (hardcovers don't fit in pockets and take a lot of damage)
  • Accessories: Closing mechanism (an elastic band, or magnet, or whatever)
  • Design: I like something relatively unique

My Favorite Notebook So Far:

MD Notebook [A6] Blank

So far, after almost 10 years, this has been my favorite notebook. It checks every box I need; great paper quality, blank pages, good size, open flat, very unique binding, lovely design, well crafted, and honestly quite hard to find where I am. I think I first picked one up when I was on a trip to Canada, I forget which city I was in (maybe Ottawa) when I walked into a stationary store and found this notebook. Since that day it has been the standard I hold every notebook to, and I've yet to find something I liked more.

If you have a suggestion let me know, I'm always looking for new notebooks to use.

The Archive

A Photo of Every Notebook I've Used

25th February 2022 - 25th September 2022:

28th June 2021 - 25th February 2022:

12th October 2020 - 28th June 2021:

17th June 2020 - 12th October 2020:

26th January 2020 - 17th June 2020:

15th November 2019 - 26th January 2020:

27th September 2019 - 15th November 2019:

9th March 2019 - 27th September 2019:

3rd November 2018 - 9th March 2019:

6th October 2018 - 3rd November 2018:

9th June 2018 - 6th October 2018:

18th April 2018 - 9th June 2018:

1st December 2017 - 18th April 2018:

9th June 2017 - 1st December 2017:

15th March 2017 - 9th June 2017:

7th December 2016 - 15th March 2017:

12th August 2016 - 7th December 2016:

1st May 2016 - 12th August 2016:

5th February 2016 - 1st May 2016:

19th August 2015 - 5th February 2016: