Le Bon Journal was created with a simple idea to make you feel good about your notes, your thoughts and your life in general. Whether you need some safe space for your brainstorm or therapy sessions, le Bon Journal will be there to help. Lightweight 36-page books made of fine Italian paper in our Parisian atelier – your writing deserves no less than that.
Our dotted notebooks are as simple as ever. Smooth 100 gsm fountain-pen friendly paper, 5mm subtle dotted grid. To be gently covered by nude flyleaves. Add a table of content as a dressing. What else do you need for a perfect writing experience?
Timeless classics. The most popular size for those who love it simple. Great for note-taking, journaling and mind-mapping.
Finest Italian paper (100 GSM)
Smooth Ivory pages inside
Dotted 5 mm grid
36 numbered pages
Hand-sewn with organic linen tread
A5 size is 148 × 210 mm (5.8 × 8.2 inch) goes perfectly with Acrobat Leather Covers
Excellent for Fountain pens
Slowly hand-crafted in Paris, France
Crafted with Care
From the moment our artisans select the finest materials to the final stitching and finishing touches, we maintain an unwavering commitment to excellence. Every step of the process is executed with precision and dedication, resulting in products that exude both beauty and durability.
Touch of Magic
We only use refined organic materials that are a pleasure to see and touch. Simple, honest, always best quality – that’s how we choose our paper and leather supplies. Using our journals feels much like sipping a café au lait at a quaint Parisian café – everything you dream about.
Soumkine’s “My Weekly Atlas, Marine” is a winner. First, the tactile feel of the paper is great, it is not cheap and flimsy, so that more pages can be accommodated in a smaller space. Second, it works great for fountain pens. There is absolutely no bleed through so that important dates, times, etc., aren’t obscured. Third, the larger A4-like size allows enough space to write more than one appointment for a particular day and the month is laid out on one page and is undated so you can use this for any particular month/year. Although the other page has a large block of space where you can take notes, sketch, etc., isn’t as important to me—I would rather have lines to take notes, or the two pages could have been used to allow for a full 12-16 hour day with the time pre-printed—I can see the versatility for artists, designers, etc. Fourth, I absolutely loved the threaded pages (? Saddle-like stitch) between the pages. It gives it a small press, chapbook feel. The only criticism I have is that the Atlas only had about 2-3 months worth of design. Not sure if this is intentional to make it less bulky or if was a test design before going to larger production, but, personally, I would rather have a year’s worth of material, even if it comes at the expense of being thicker. Additionally, the marine graphic on the front cover is well-designed and not overdone. In conclusion, I can honestly say that for creatives who still use paper, Soumkine’s Weekly Atlas is a functional, well-designed calendar, appointment, reminder, to-do, brief note-sketch that deserves your attention.
I have several A6 covers, all enjoyable in different ways, but I am completely delighted with my new Soumkine Acrobat. It fits easily in my handbag and is a pleasure to touch, soft and smooth with just the right amount of structure. Using it elevates even the most everyday of notes or lists. A wonderful object that creates a wonderful experience!
A gem. Smooth, soft, warm - a sheer joy to touch and to watch. Pricey? Yes. For half that money you can easily get a cultish Traveller's cover - same function, and for sure an inspiration. But Traveller's is a Ford T: this one, a Bugatti.
The leather is gorgeous!
I am now proud to pull out my notebook and pen. The leather cover is beautiful, sumptuous and feels so high quality and durable. I absolutely love it. And the paper that came with it thank you!!