Code&Quill’s Origin Notebook

I’ve been using Code&Quill’s Origin Notebook for a catch-all note-taking location for work meetings and plans. It’s one of the best all-purpose notebooks you can find.

Here are some highlights:

  • It’s hardcover
  • The pages are thick (100 gsm!) and do great with a fountain pen
  • There is a different design on each side: dot grid on the left (my favorite), and the “Indentation Rule” on the right (unique to Code&Quill)
  • It lays flat as well as or better than any other notebook I’ve used… three cheers for stitched binding!
  • Dimensions: 5.5″ by 7.7″
  • 192 pages, so this may last you a good six months or a year, depending on how much you use it

It looks great, too. Here are some photos:


Front Cover with Pen
Fountain-pen friendly


Cover Logo


Inside Back


Paper and Ink
The Indentation Rule


Just about the only criticisms I can think of is that (1) there’s no ribbon marker to keep your place, though it looks like Code&Quill does offer such options in their store, and (2) the stitched-on branding patch on the front struck me as a little louder than I’d have liked at first, but I have gotten used to it, even if I might have moved it inside or to the back (or not have it stitched on per se).

Finally, I used a pen clip from LEUCHTTURM1917 so that my notebook looks like this:


In Notebook


If you write a lot, or want to use paper more, you’ll definitely want to give the Origin some consideration. Check it out here, with other Code&Quill notebooks here.




Thanks to Code&Quill for sending the notebook for the purposes of this review!



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