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Stillman & Birn Alpha Hardbound Sketchbook (5.5 x 8.5)
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Stillman & Birn


Stillman & Birn Alpha Hardbound Sketchbook (5.5 x 8.5)

Price:$18.99Buy 2+ for $17.10 each
Item # psb1580


Be creative and confident with the Stillman & Birn Alpha Hardbound Sketchbook! This 5.5 by 8.5 inch medium-sized sketchbook is the perfect art journal for years to come with its heavy-duty binder boards that are incredibly tough and will protect your sketches, paintings, and more while resisting warpage. With Stillman & Birn's 150 gsm (100 lb) heavy weight paper, you can use dry media and light washes to fill the natural white pages to your heart's desire. The vellum paper finish has a distinctive tooth with both internal and surface sizing that provides exceptional wet strength, and is compatible with precision erasing techniques. If you're looking for the best in sketchbooks, look no further than Stillman & Birn!
  • 5.5 by 8.5 inches
  • 150 gsm (100 lb) Paper
  • Natural White Paper
  • Vellum Finish
  • Media: Dry & Light Washes
  • pH Neutral
Made In - USA

Additional Info

Founded in 1958 by Philip Birn, a preeminent Viennese bookbinder who pioneered the concept of the tradtional hardbound sketchbook, Stillman & Birn aims to inspire artists with their myriad sketchbook lines. Offering both hardbound and spiralbound sketchbooks with archival-grade paper, Stillman & Birn sketchbooks are your platform for expression in either dry or wet media. Stillman & Birn puts the choice in your hands so you can pick the ideal sketchbook for your art: white or ivory paper, heavy (150 gsm) or extra heavy (270 gsm) weight paper, and the three options of vellum, rough, or plate paper. Bound in the USA with heavy-duty binder boards that resist warping, each sketchbook stands out as unique and robust - perfect for artists who care about their paper quality. You can always be confident you've got the best, when you've got a Stillman & Birn sketchbook.


  • Paper Details
    • Book Cover Style
    • Hard Cover
    • Book Size
    • Large
    • Binding Style
    • Thread-Bound (Sewn)
    • Page Style
    • Sketch
    • Number of Pages
    • 124 pages (62 leaves)
    • Page Corners
    • Squared
  • Paper Properties
    • Paper Color
    • Natural White
    • Paper Dimensions
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Paper Weight
    • 150 gsm
    • Envelope Finish
    • Vellum
  • References
    • Made In
    • USA
  • Eco
    • Eco Credentials
    • Acid-Free (pH Neutral)

Stillman and Birn Brand Story

Stillman & Birn's five premium sketchbook series: Alpha Series - 100 lb./150 gsm - White - Vellum Surface Beta Series - 180 lb./270 gsm - White - Multi-media Surface Gamma Series - 100 lb./150 gsm - Ivory - Vellum Surface Delta Series - 180 lb./270 gsm - Ivory - Multi-media Surface Epsilon Series - 100 lb./150 gsm - White - Plate Surface (smooth)