Handmade fine leather journals, sketchbooks, wedding guest books and memory books by artisan bookbinder Susan Green.

New: Travel Journals

by Susan Green November 25, 2013

Calling all adventurers! I'm pleased to present the Travel Journal. Each opens with an inspiring travel themed quotation, from Oscar Wilde to Mark Twain, Tolkien to T S Eliot. The pages each have a space to record the date and location, and at the back of the book you'll find an In Case Of Emergency section to record your personal, medical and legal information.

Buy ready to ship in Dark Slate Blue and Tan with the Mark Twain quotation:

Alternatively use my Bespoke Service to choose your colours and quotation, and you could ask me to print a dedication page, too, if you like. 

They're bound in goatskin leather in the Longstitch with Linkstitch style, a binding in use since the 15th century that's renowed for its durability and flexibility. There are 192 pages of cartridge paper which will take all pens and pencils, dry-medium artwork and which will take glued inclusions such as ticket stubs, postcards, photographs and so on.

So whether you or your gift recipient are about to take a GAP year, are recently retired and plan to make the most of your free time, or are about to set off on your annual leave, take one of these Travel Journals with you - it will be your faithful companion.  

Here are the quotations:

 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. - Mark Twain

 

A journey is best measured in friends rather than in miles - Tim Cahill

 

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. - Oscar Wilde

 

Not all those who wander are lost. - J R R Tolkien

 

The journey not the arrival matters. - T S Eliot

 

This is the sort of travel journal that would have reassured my old headmaster, who used to say: "Be careful out there!".

 

Susan

 



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Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.

 SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
Miniature Journals

96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Simple Wrap Journals

60 pages of 130 gsm paper

 One Size 6 inches or 148 mm approx.  4.5 inches or 108 mm approx. 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Paperback Notebooks

With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205mm or 8.25 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape