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Clairefontaine Large Vintage Notebook (5.75 x 8.25) ( Black )
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Clairefontaine Large Vintage Notebook (5.75 x 8.25)

Item # pcl5236


Return to the days of glamorous travel and the Beat Generation with Clairefontaine's 1951 Pocket Vintage Notebook (5.75 x 8.25)! Based on Clairefontaine's original 1951 design, this notebook carries the cachet of Parisian patisseries into your corner coffee shop. Enjoy the original texturing, the brightly hued covers, and the front cover labeling box, a throw-back touch we adore. This side staple bound notebook boasts Clairfontaine's archival quality 90 g paper with its satin finish for a glamorous writing experience. Considered the best writing paper in the world and produced by Clairefontaine since 1858, this paper is made in a historic, eco-powered mill from tree pulp harvested from certified sustainable forests. Available as a set of two notebooks, select your preferred color or choose them all. Skillfully combining French flair and function, we're sure this 1951 Pocket Vintage Notebook will quickly become a favorite!
  • 5.75 x 8.25 inches
  • 48 Sheets
  • 90 gsm, pH neutral, acid-free paper
  • Grained, Textured Cover
  • Lined Pages
  • Vintage look and feel
Made In - France

Additional Info

The Clairefontaine mill has been making paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890. The company is best known for making the first school notebooks in France, and has become famous for their exceptional paper quality. Clairefontaine is currently the only European manufacturer making its own paper for its own products. This guarantees not only consistent quality, but also controls the environmental impact of the manufacturing process.


  • Paper Details
    • Book Cover Style
    • Soft Cover
    • Book Size
    • Large
    • Binding Style
    • Side Staplebound
    • Page Style
    • Ruled
    • Number of Pages
    • 96 pages (48 leaves)
    • Page Corners
    • Rounded
  • Paper Properties
    • Paper Color
    • Extra White
    • Paper Dimensions
    • 5.75 x 8.25 inches
    • Paper Weight
    • 90 gsm
    • Envelope Finish
    • Smooth Satin
  • References
    • Made In
    • France
  • Eco
    • Eco Credentials
    • PEFC Certified Paper
    • Acid-Free (pH Neutral)

Clairefontaine Brand Story

Located in the Vosges region of France, Clairefontaine was established in 1863 on the site of a 16th century paper mill. The firm is noted for being the first school stationery manufacturer in France, and, to this day, European students from kindergarten through doctoral studies appreciate the fine quality of Clairefontaine's notebooks.

Clairefontaine is currently the only manufacturer making its own paper for its own products. This guarantees not only consistent quality, but also controls the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. Clairefontaine reduces its water consumption through advanced recycling of the water used in the production process. The water is returned to the River Meurthe cleaner than when it arrived at the Vosges mill. The water is so clean when it leaves the facility local people can fish, boat and swim downstream within sight of the mill.

Another point of interest: The ink of all Clairefontaine and Rhodia products have been changed to abide by the most stringent European environmental standards such as REACH and NF. They are now water based rather than petroleum or solvent based. They are non toxic and non irritating. While the colors remain the same, they are now made from vegetable oil pigments rather than mineral one. Those inks can be made from a variety of sources including soy-bean, corn and linseed oils.