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Where to Find Good Leather Sketchbooks

I live in Westerville OH and for some reason can't find any good leather journals/sketchbooks.  I say sketchbook because I don't want it to have any lines.  I checked barnes and nobles but all of their good leather journals have lines.  Any ideas on where to find some locally?  I don't really want to have to resort to ordering one off the internet because then I can't find out how good of quality the leather is and whatnot. 

Jo Anns, Michaels, every sunday go with a 40% one item coupon in the fine art dpt. where the canvas is/ paint /etc. and you will find a 24$ one for 40% off!
Matrix75 years ago
I am in the same boat as you (and live in Ohio as well! Must be an Ohio thing). I haven't found anything locally, but did find Rogue Journals online.

http://www.roguejournals.com/All_Leather_Journals.html
(it sounds like the aged parchment paper is the way to go. Durable and no lines)

I am getting ready to order a leather journal from them soon and am encouraged by the stellar rating they have on Amazon.com (Here is a link to one of the journals they have on there's feedback)

http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Writing-Journal-Strap-closure/product-reviews/B000YQ6478/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Hope this helps :-)
sayton7 years ago
Go to an SCA event, you will find them there! Here is your kingdoms page : http://www.midrealm.org/
caitlinsdad7 years ago
You could look in the phone book for art supplies stores, maybe stationery, don't know how close to town you are. If not, you can either find a cover that you like and replace the lined pages with your unlined sketch paper. Or do everything from scratch to make your own journal /sketch book. Not really that hard to do and there are a few instructables on it if you look up bookmaking, journals, etc. Good luck.