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5 x 7" Monastic Strap Classic Italian Leather Journal - Small


A perennial favorite of JournalsAndBooks customers and staff alike, the Monastic Strap Classic Italian Leather Journal is a classic and never fails to impress, with unsurpassed quality that speaks for itself.

Handcrafted in Florence, Italy, these journals feature a soft cover of thick, full-grain calf leather, a leather flap closure (or "latch"), and luxurious Fabriano paper inside. 

Gift-boxed - with a FREE Priority Mail upgrade included, our Monastic Strap Classic Italian Leather Journal makes a perfect gift for any special occasion. Also available in Medium and Large sizes.

For a limited time we are also including a FREE Francesco Rubinato calligraphy set with the purchase of this journal, as well as steeply discounted offers on fancier kits - full details below.

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  • FREE Beginners Calligraphy Set by Rubinato
  • 12-Piece, 9-Nib Calligraphy Boxed Gift Set + $13.60 (60% Off)
  • 9-Piece Calligraphy Boxed Gift Set by Rubinato + $11.20 (60% Off)
  • 10-Piece, 5-Ink Calligraphy Boxed Gift Set + $14.00 (50% discount)
  • 7-Piece Boxed Calligraphy Gift Set + $16 (30% discount)
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These journals are hand-made, then hand-dyed and rubbed, adding richness and depth to their  appearance. No two look exactly alike. Inside, the luxurious, pale ivory Fabriano paper is buttery smooth - and a joy to write on.

The Monastic Strap Classic Italian Leather Journal's design is a balance of Old World craftsmanship and modern sensibilities, resulting in a simple yet refined look - and a rugged, refillable journal that will last a lifetime.

5 x 7" Monastic Strap Classic Italian Leather Journal - Small

  • Genuine leather writing journal
  • Hand-made in Italy
  • Gift-boxed
  • FREE USPS Priority Mail service upgrade included
  • Size: 5.875 x 6.875 x 1.5 inches
  • Book block size: 4.7 x 6.6"
    • Page count: 288 pages/144 sheets
    • Unlined pages
    • Fabriano paper, ivory color
    • 5 mil caliper
    • Acid-free, low lignin content

  • Refillable with: 5 x 7" Top Quality Italian Paper Journal Refill - Unlined

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Free calligraphy set offer with journal purchase from ($20+)

Free Calligraphy Set + Discounted Options with Journal Purchase Offer Details

Make a great gift an unforgettable gift with any one of these options from the studios of Italy's world-reknowned calligraphers, Francesco Rubinato: