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A5 X Blank Sketch Notebook

$ 13.99

LAYS PERFECTLY FLAT AT 180 DEGREES: Our A5 X blank notebook has been designed to stay completely flat on its own. The blank journal is held together by a special exposed stitch binding that allows it to lay at 180 degrees for an easy lie-flat design regardless of what page it’s opened to.

WELL MADE MINIMALIST DESIGN: The unlined, unruled notebook is ideal for drawing, sketching, work, and design projects. Aside from its smart minimalist look, the tasteful cream-colored blank pages inside provide a pleasing and enjoyable surface to work on. Measures: 5-⅞ x 8.25 inches.

160 PAGES OF PREMIUM PAPER: Fountain pen lovers take note! This blank page notebook comes with 160 pages of high-quality 80 GSM smooth paper that’s resistant to feathering and bleed-throughs. It’s the perfect blank sketchbook to work on with pencils, charcoal, crayon, or pastels.

STURDY CARD STOCK COVER: The unlined blank page journal features a protective card stock cover with rounded corners to minimize creasing and damage. It’s sturdy and will hold up fairly well to wear and tear. It feels substantial yet light enough to carry around or pack into a bag.

HIGH-QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP: Unlike all of our other notebooks which are designed, sourced, and made in the USA, for our A5 X notebooks we collaborated with our special partner in Taiwan for manufacture to achieve their unique lay-flat design. With every purchase you make, Northbooks plants a tree in the rainforest through our partnership with Eden Projects.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Mary Battjes
Great little book

This book is perfect for what I needed it for: daily sketches in journal form. I'm very happy with it!

Fantastic Quality!

I love these sketchbooks! The paper is great quality for pencil, pen, markers, and even light watercolor washes. I mostly use fountain pens for drawing, and my Noodler’s Inks work great. I really like the page count because it gives me plenty of room to explore ideas and concept out projects. The exposed sewn binding is sturdy and easy lays flat throughout the book. The A5 size is great for carrying on the go, and still roomy enough to dig in and make a nice, detailed drawing.

Nice little sketchbook

It’s a pleasure using this sketchbook. Paper is smooth so my Blackwings glide, pages lay flat, covers provide good support and good size so slips easily into my bag. What’s not to like? Great purchase and nice company to deal with. Oh, and the exposed binding is very cool.

Minimalist Design. Maximum Quality.

Our books are printed with recycled paper that resists feathering, ghosting, and bleeding without any extra bulk. Our paper is thick, smooth, and acid-free. The soft cream color makes for an elegant, easy to read backdrop for journaling, sketching, creating to do lists, shopping lists, or simple weekly planning.


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  • Quality

    We are a small independent company, dedicated to making notebooks that you can rely on and enjoy. We were founded in New York and are proud to keep our entire design and manufacturing process right here in the USA for nearly all of our products.

    Our paper resists feathering, ghosting, and bleeding without any extra bulk, and is thick, smooth, and acid-free. 

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  • Buy a Book, Plant a Tree

    The things we buy have an impact on our world. That's why we focus on eco-friendly and efficient materials throughout our supply chain and use recycled materials in all of our books. We're also proud to partner with the Eden Project to plant a tree for every order on our store.