tall softcover notebooks

People are used to seeing notebooks with pretty much set dimensions, which are naturally based on the standard paper dimensions. For a hand bookbinder deviating from the standard often means a bit more work and/or a bit more waste, but it's a nice change to mix things up. I actually find the shape of my notebook affects my flow of thoughts - wider pages result in longer, more rambling (and slanting) sentences, and with small books you're constantly moving from one page to another, which of course can be great when you just filled eight pages with your fantastic ideas and feel like you still have some left. This week I went for tall and slim notebooks: the pages are about the same width as in my smaller notebooks, and about 50% taller. This makes for a visually pleasing notebook that's still small enough to be carried with you, but has a lot more room for your thoughts.


The books measure 10,8×18 cm / 4.3″x7.15.4″, and you can find them in the Paperiaarre Shop.


This week's bookbinding accomplishments: Four sewn boards bindings with flexible covers, three of which with fancy metallic gold linen spines, one with a pretty dusty pink spine, all with pretty endpapers. And I also made something very small... I think I just might be getting back to business with the #areyoubookenough monthly bookbinding challenge after a very long break. I've really enjoyed seeing what everyone else has been making, but there simply hasn't been the time or energy for me to participate again until now. I still need to take some photos and shoot a little video of my tiny book, but you'll get to see it soon enough!