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Leather NoteBooks – Ten Reasons We Love Them

Leather is one of the most enduring materials. A leather notebook can be relied up to look like a ‘classic’ from the moment you acquire it. But there are many more reasons we love leather notebooks.

1. A leather notebook ages well

Leather is one of the few ‘fabrics’ that will often genuinely look better with age…ahhh, If only that were true for all of us! Leather really does develop character over time. It can soften, it can take a scrape, it can vary in color…and have it all add to its unique personality! So your notebook will look like, well, your notebook. Not someone else’s.

2. A leather notebook is durable

For many of us, a notebook doesn’t live on a desk, but in a handbag, backpack or briefcase. Which is why a leather notebook can be such a perfect choice if you’re looking for durability – the heavier cover of leather means it’s less likely to get bent or damaged. Leather is pretty impossible to destroy (well, we’re sure you could do it if you tried, but we don’t recommend it!).

3. A leather notebook looks more expensive

If you’re giving a notebook as a gift, you don’t want to look cheap! So whilst leather notebooks can still be purchased affordably, they often simply look more expensive. And, to quote Cody Chesnutt, “You look good in leather”.

4. A leather notebook feels great

Leather is a material that delivers a true tactile experience. It feels great to handle – you can even give it a little pat every now and then if you feel like it.

5. A leather notebook is often refillable

Many leather notebooks are really an outer sleeve with a notebook that can slide in. This means you can replace the paper interior once it’s filled, without loosing your lovely, worn-in-just-right cover.

6. They’re a little romantic

Leather is such an ‘old’ material – it’s been around so long, binding books, that it just has a sense of history, gravitas. You are writing in the sort of book people have been writing in for a century or two. Call us romantics, but this has a certain appeal in a modern age.

7. There are so many colors of leather notebook available

Yes, you have your classic blacks and browns. But you can find leather notebooks in all the colours of the rainbow – red, orange, green – why not?!

8. A leather notebook is usually handmade

Not all, but many, leather notebooks are hand made. It’s rare to own a handmade item and there’s something special about it. It means it has been handled with the care of an artisan and is more likely to have a unique look immediately.

9. A leather notebook looks great filed on a shelf

If you use a series of leather notebooks, and fill them with your ideas, your creative writing, your sketches, then you can store them on a shelf and they still look fantastic. And they invite you to later pick them up, thumb through them and see what wonder you filled them with once upon a time.

10. Leather notebooks are usually filled with high quality paper

Whilst we’ve talked a lot about the cover, of course the paper is critical. As a leather notebook is often more of an investment, the designers ensure the paper they use is high quality. It’s usually thicker and more fountain pen friendly than is found in many paper notebooks.

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