WRITERSBLOK Bamboo notebooks from Kikkerland contain paper that is made from 100% sustainable bamboo pulp. Bamboo grows much faster than trees, reaching maturity in about 3 to 7 years. A percentage of sales from WRITERSBLOK goes to literacy-related programs around the United States. For example, they support 826NYC, a non-profit organization in New York City that helps students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and also helps teachers inspire their students to write.
WRITERSBLOK Bamboo notebooks have a flexible, laminated cover that comes in several different colors depending on the size of notebook you buy: lime green, yellow, bright red, black and white. The cover is lightly textured and is plain except for a small, embossed WRITERSBLOK logo on the bottom of the back cover. Four different sizes are available: mini (2.5” x 4”), small (3.25” x 5”), medium (5.5” x 8.25”) and large (7.5” x 10.25”).
Bamboo notebooks have a stitched binding that prevents the pages from falling out and helps the notebook to open flat. If you need to remove a page, the last 8 sheets in the notebook are perforated for easy removal. The corners are rounded and it has plain, ivory color end sheets that are thicker than the paper inside.
The Bamboo notebook contains 96 pages of ivory color, 80g paper and it is available in both blank and ruled versions. The lines are light grey and are spaced about 6mm apart. Both lined and blank versions of the notebook have a tiny grey WRITERSBLOK logo on the bottom of the right page.
This is the first notebook I’ve ever owned with bamboo paper and so I wondered how it would hold up to fountain pens. This particular 80g bamboo paper does have some ink show through, bleed through and some subtle feathering so it might not be your first choice if you like to use a fountain pen and both sides of each page. Here’s a writing sample showing both the front and back of the page:
What’s your favorite WRITERSBLOK notebook? Have you had any experience with bamboo paper? We’d love to hear from you!
UPDATE: WRITERSBLOK Bamboo notebooks have been discontinued and replaced by WRITERSBLOK Woodpecker notebooks.by