I seem to have a problem.
Notebooks already have covers. Why do I need to cover them with more covers? Midori’s A5 MD notebook fits snugly into Labrador’s medium leather cover, and doesn’t seem to mind.
Midori does make a cotton canvas carry pouch for the MD, with pockets for a smartphone and pens.
And here comes the American contingent with their non-metric sizing. 😉 This Shinola leather cover has great pocket organization. However, I’m frustrated by the 7×9 size it holds. Right now, Fozzy’s Notebook of Infinite Patience almost fits. A large Moleskine, too, but I have serious Moleskine paper issues.
Muji used to have cloth covers available. I don’t see them anymore. Labrador’s medium portfolio is perfect for the Hobonichi Cousin. The cloth cover with elastic closure is by R&L Goods in Seattle and the hole in front fits a slim pen or pencil.
In my younger, cuter days, part of the fun of going back to school was wrapping our notebooks and books in waxed paper (and thick plastic, later on) which our mom brought home in giant rolls from Divisoria. I could immediately tell my notebooks from my sister’s, and they lasted the school year.
A beautiful cover can add to the pleasure of reviewing (and adding to) what lies beneath. Whether you have one or many, enjoy them.