Write Notepads 2017 Recap

Write Notepads 2017 Recap

Write Notepads puts out consistently great quarterly releases with seemingly little fanfare. This year was no different. They didn't have the barrage of products like Baron Fig or the quality / marketing snafus of Field Notes, so in our little stationery circles there wasn't as much discussion about them. They just kept on making Baltimore and Baltimore-adjacent themed notebooks. That's a good thing.

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Write Notepads Goldfield Review

Write Notepads Goldfield Review

From 1902 to 1908, Baltimorean Joe Gans was the World Lightweight Champion in boxing. He was the first African-American boxing champ (Canadian George Dixon was the first Black world title holder, 10 years prior to Gans) and a well-known student of the sport. In 1906, he fought Oscar "Battling" Nelson, the "Durable Dane" in Goldfield, Nevada, and beat him in 42 (!) rounds.

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TBT: Write Notepads Kindred Spirit

TBT: Write Notepads Kindred Spirit

The Write Notepads Kindred Spirit came out just before I started the blog. It's the edition I started my subscription on. I really loved this edition and promptly went out and bought the Lenore edition from someone on eBay. I knew these were special books and I needed to have them all.

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In Pictures: Write Notepads Pencil Pouch

Available from Write Notepads, $15.

 

Write Notepads Wood + Graphite Pencil Review

Write Notepads Wood + Graphite Pencil Review

Write Notepads has released a pencil that is not attached to any notebook release. The last pencils they did in this way, I believe, were the Maroon #2. Those were a 9 pack. I don't remember the price because they've been expunged from the website and replaced with the current offering. Unfortunately, I did a giant email deleting session a month or so back, so I don't have the email to look at to compare prices. I do still have some of the pencils, however, and I really like them.

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Write Notepads Chesapeake Review

Write Notepads Chesapeake Review

I'm a Write Notepads fanboy. It's no secret. I like everything they do over there in Baltimore. I use their Graph Steno as my pencil testing book for all the Lead Fast reviews. I find it to be the perfect size for a mini review and the perfect paper to test pencils. It has just enough tooth, but doesn't sheer off pencil, like the Baron Fig paper, nor is it too smooth like the standard Finch opaque bright white that Field Notes uses. For me, it's the Goldilocks of paper...just right.

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Write Notepads Telegraph Pocket Notebook Review

Write Notepads Telegraph Pocket Notebook Review

In a similar style of the Lenore release, the Telegraph celebrates another figure from the 1800's, this time Samuel Morse. Morse was the inventor of the Morse telegraph system and one of the early pioneers of telegraphy. His eponymous code is still used today. This wouldn't be a Write Notepads release without some connection to Baltimore; the first official, government-sanctioned telegraph line extended from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore via the B&O Railroad.

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