One of these days I’m going to buy one of the Midori Traveler’s Notebooks. I personally prefer the size of the smaller “Passport” version– and I don’t keep my passport in any sort of case, so there’s a good excuse! But meanwhile, this still had me salivating a bit:
The Journal Shop is featuring a 5th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Traveler’s Notebook, in a yummy-looking camel color. It’s been a while since I’ve used a real leather notebook on a daily basis and whenever I see the nice rustic look of the Midori notebooks, I’m always reminded of the wonderful smell and feel of leather. Nothing else quite compares. I also like the way you can customize these notebooks with various inserts.
So… someday I’ll buy one. But unfortunately, there may be some delay in their supply: although the notebooks seem to be manufactured in Thailand, I guess the distribution must still be based in Japan, and the Journal Shop notes that orders for the Limited Edition will be delayed because of the earthquake.
(For readers in the US who don’t want to order a Midori notebook from the UK or Japan, Kinokuniya Bookstore in New York sells them, though I don’t know if they’ll carry this limited edition.)