Tomoe River Notebooks from Curnow Bookbinding and Leatherwork

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My notebooks, on the way to me in Sweden!

Curnow Bookbinders and Leatherwork has been on my radar for a while now. Partly because they make really epic leather covers and bound books (as well as wallets, bags and boxes).

 

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But mainly because they are one of the few places where you can get A5 Tomoe River notebooks. I know Nanami paper does them but they are bound books and I do not like the way the elastic of a TN cover splits and widens the tightly packed pages of a bound book and bends the square spine. Because these notebooks are made differently, the elastic fits much neatly in the centre of the book where the book naturally has a little gap. Curnow also offers the paper in cream or white.

I have just ordered Jumbo (128 pages) A5 Tomoe River notebooks. They come in packs of 3 and you can choose a custom cover for each 3-pack from an ENORMOUS (and when I say ENORMOUS I mean TRULY ENORMOUS) selection. I chose vintage handwriting covers in cream shades because my notebooks contained cream TR paper, although the map covers also called my name!

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It is pretty easy to order – you can email them or message them from their Facebook page. As far as I know all prices are for 3-packs. Well they were for my order. In my case they came back to me with a shipping cost and total cost for the order. I paid and less than a day later my books were on the way to me. Steve Curnow was really lovely to deal with.

PRICES & AVAILABILITY — Updated 18 Jan 2016

Here is a list of the currently available Backpocket and Backpack Journals. If you have questions or if you are interested in custom work or leather goods, please send us a message.

Backpocket Journals (3.5″ x 5.25″, 48 pages):
Regular, lined or blank ………………………………. $ 9.00
Ink Tester …………………………………………………. $10.00
Tarot Edition (lined) ……………………………………. $10.00
Comic Balloon Edition (lined) ………………………. $10.00
Athletes Edition (lined) ……………………………….. $10.00
Numbers Keys (lined) ………………………………… $10.00
Poker Chips – (lined) ………………………………….. $10.00
Mustaches (lined) ………………………………………. $10.00
Negative Attitude Edition (black paper, blank) … $12.50
includes a white 0.4 Sakura gel pen
Tomoe River Edition (creme paper, blank) …….. $12.50
Tomoe River Edition (white paper, blank) ………. $12.50
Pink Hearts (Tomoe River, white paper, blank) .. $12.50

Backpack Journals (4.375″ x 8.25″, 60 pages):
Regular (blank or lined) ………………………………. $15.00
Tomoe River Edition (blank, white or creme) …. $18.00
Tomoe River Jumbo Edition (blank, 128 pgs) … $32.00

A5 Journals (148mm x 210mm, 80 pages):
Tomoe River Edition (blank, white or creme) …. $19.00
Tomoe River Jumbo Edition (blank, 128 pgs) … $33.00

Custom orders:
A6, Regular (blank or lined) ………………………… $18.00
A6, Tomoe River (blank, white or creme) ………. $18.00 
Personal Size (6″ x 3.5″) Regular …………………. $15.00
(blank or lined)
Personal Size (6″ x 3.5″) Tomoe River Edition … $18.00
(blank, white or creme)

You can also request custom covers. Our current selection of covers is in a Photo Album at:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/….

There is no additional charge for custom covers, but there is a minimum order of two 3-packs for Passport Journals or Backpocket Journals, and only one 3-pack for larger sizes. All the covers should be the same in the minimum amount (sorry, no mix and match).

You can order, or request additional information, by contacting us either by FB Message or at our email address: sdcurnowATgmail.com.

 



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