Deals and Drops: Yay, I Finished a Notebook!

To celebrate my actually finishing a notebook (the 250-page Leuchtturm that I've been grinding through for a while now), I've tried to include some good deals, announcements, etc. on some great writing paper as I try to decide what I want to use next. A lot of new products also have started to drop, including the new Retro 51 Collection.  

  1. Pen Chalet Memorial Day Sale and Clearance Deals (via Pen Chalet). The price continues to drop in the Pen Chalet clearance section. Don't miss some of the opportunities to grab some very expensive pens at up to 40-50% off. Plus, use the code MEMORIAL to get an extra 10% off.  
  2. Lamy Petrol (via Pen Chalet). The ink is basically gone from all retailers, but Ron still has some of the pens in stock. Also, the Pacific Blue AL-Star is still available. 
  3. Baron Fig Confidant (via Baron Fig). One of my favorite new(ish) notebooks to be released over the past few years. I've especially been enjoying their limited runs, including the "Askew" designed in collaboration with designer Debbie Millman, and the recently released "Metamorphosis".
  4. Montblanc Unicef Blue Ink (via Appelboom). Appelboom sent me a bottle of this ink for review, and it might be one of my favorite turquoise inks, reminiscent of the now-discontinued Omas Turquoise. Look for a review (and a giveaway!) in the coming weeks.
  5. "New" Sailor Inks (or the "Original Six" Sailor Inks Return) (via Anderson Pens). They're back in stock! Well, it looks like Apricot and Sky High have sold out already, but from what I've heard, at least they'll be back for good. 
  6. Y Studio Fountain Pens (via Vanness Pens). Vanness now has the Y Studio fountain pens in stock.  Those "brassing" models are calling to me....
  7. New Retro 51 Collection (via Vanness Pens).  Vanness Pens has this year's new Retro 51s in stock, including the "Big Shot Cigar" and "Big Shot Black Titanium", as well as the "Vintage Metalsmith Cursive."
  8. Leuchtturm 1917 Dot-Grid A5 Notebook (via Amazon). You still can't go wrong with what is still my absolute favorite "classic black" notebook on the market. The paper is much more fountain pen friendly than Moleskine, and the entire experience is just better quality all-around, from the paper to the cover to the ribbon bookmark. Check out my review here.
  9. Rhodia Webnotebook (via Amazon). Another great "black notebook," and probably the most fountain-pen friendly option on the market if you like the super-smooth Rhodia paper.
  10. Dingbats Wildlife A5 Bound Notebook (via Amazon). Dingbats is another good option, especially if you're looking for something with a little more personality than a Moleskine clone. Check out my review from a while back.
  11. Nock Co. DotDash Spiral Pad (via Nock Co.). If you prefer spiral or top-bound pads, this is a great option from Nock Co.
  12. Waterman Expert Ombres et Lumieres (via Goldspot). A good price on this limited edition Waterman, which are highly underrated pens, IMHO.
  13. Midori Traveler's Notebook (via Amazon). I've moved to the MTN as a daily planner, and I've been enjoying it. Also, the Traveler's Notebook Olive Edition is coming back in stock, and the price is drifting back down.  
  14. Taroko Design Tomoe River Refills for Midori Traveler's Notebook (via Amazon). Thanks to Thomas Hall for introducing me to these!     

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