why this product

The founder of Calepino fondly remembers his father's sawdusty workshop, and the notebook he'd pull out of his back pocket to tinker and scribble notes. He remembers the big red wood pen he used to transcribe measurements and draw out his plans and sketches. And it was from these memories that he decided to offer this same simple, practical method of back pocket recording for the current generation of tinkerers, writers, and craftsmen. These notebooks are the right size for jotting ideas that come to you when you least expect them. Small, thin paper books with cardboard covers, pages whitened without any chlorine from 100% recycled fibers. They are the supply for someone who has tired of carrying a large notebook around, or finds that the best ideas they get always seem to arrive when they're away from the desk.  Calepino is based in Nantes and they are the last notebooks to be made entirely on French soil. The notebooks are all made locally at Imprim'Vert, a local and reputable family business in Nantes, and the cardboard comes from a French cardboard factory that's been in business since 1927. The cardboard case is assembled and folded by hand. The cardboard and paper are printed with vegetable-based ink. They are also Ange Bleu certified, the first worldwide ecolabel certification ever created.  Take this book anywhere and everywhere. It's meant to stay as close to you as your revolutionary ideas.

use & care

The beauty of a blank slate is the possibility of what you create. Blank sheets have no restrictions. Scribble or sketch; make lists or jot quick notes to friends. Perfect for the visual thinker - no restrictions.

production & design

The creator of these notebooks, a Frenchman named Fabrice, is the sole producer and craftsman. All of his notebooks are made 100% in France out of recycled kraft paper that's been paste bleached without chlorine. The cardboard covers are manufactured in Creuse, in a factory that's been making cardboard since 1927. By utilizing local expertise and reputable family businesses, Fabrice has reduced his company's carbon footprint by minimizing the transport necessary to the manufacturing of the products.

about the designer

Calepino Blank Pocket Notebooks (3 Pack)

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Set of three blank paper notebooks (3.5” x 5.5”). Rounded corners, practical dimensions. Perfect for the sketch and scribble. 48 pages each. Cardboard cover. Made in France. Pictured with Blackwing Pencil. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    3.5 inches wide x 5.5 inches tall
    (9 cm x 14 cm)

    100% recycled (90 g) paper
    Recycled Cardboard Cover 5/10 mm thickness 325 g/m

    Paste bleached without chlorine 

    Vegetable ink dye



  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000281637

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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