on saleClairefontaine Classic Clothbound A4 Notebook - Lined

Product Code CF-69145C

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on saleClairefontaine Classic Clothbound A4 Notebook - Lined

Product Code CF-69145C

In Stock

out of stock

This A4-sized notebook features 96 sheets (192 pages) of white 90g Clairefontaine ruled paper with cloth binding matching the cover color. Lines are spaced 8mm apart, and there is a red vertical margin line on the left. A perfect satin finish for maximum smoothness in writing.

Note: We have photographed an assortment of several colors available; however, you are only purchasing one of them. We receive them in assorted color packs from the manufacturer, and ship them randomly.
Size - Overall

The general international paper size, including options such as A4, A5, B5, Pocket, etc. Click here to read our guide on paper sizes.

Binding Orientation
Binding Type
Cover Material
Coated Paper
Paper Color
Paper Weight
Sheet Count

The number of individual pieces of paper in the notebook (whereas pages refers to each side of a sheet). 1 sheet = 2 pages.


Whether or not the paper is micro-perforated and designed to be removed from the notebook. Options include None, Some, or All pages.

Height (in)
Height (mm)
Width (in)
Width (mm)
Line Spacing
Ruling Type

Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
Brian B.
Wonderful notebook with one minor flaw

I love this notebook. Some people complain about it not lying flat. You just have to gently break in the spine and then it lays nice and flat. The paper, of course, is great. This is a wonderful option if you want fancy paper without the cost of a hardback journal. This works just as well for me. The one downside is the vertical red line that goes down the page to great the margin. On the left pages, it cuts off nearly a quarter of the page, which leaves the writing space feeling confined and narrow. My solution is just to ignore the line and fill up the entire page. It doesn't look as pretty that way, which is a bummer, but it still works. Oh, and the cover is also impressively durable, which is nice.

Kevin D.
Amazing paper and bind

Going through nursing school at the moment and wanted a notebook that could handle abuse and write well with a fountain pen. This notebook is perfect because its clothbound nature means the pages are very, very secure. Not wire spiral that gets bent or glue that wears out with abuse. The paper writes amazingly smooth with my italic nib. The paper refuses to bleed even with a broader nib, no feathering, good drying time!

Dylan H.
They are amazing! but one thing is missing...

They are amazing!!! But as I said, one thing though, the line spacing(not sure if that's the right term) is 8 mm, I prefer them 6 mm... If you could have a 6 mm type, it would be just perfect!!!

Pen W.
A good compromise between "higher quality" paper that is too soft, or too hard, for my taste for ...

Clairefontaine seems to hit a sweet spot between other higher quality papers, some of which I find too spongy, and others which I find too waxy and hard for fountain pens - a matter of personal taste but I tend to use wetter fountain pens and I write pretty fast. The Clairefontaine seems to grab enough ink but not too much; I've used a vintage Parker 75 in this notebook, with a "broad" 14K nib (a "67" for all you pen freaks), and black Quink, and it took the Parker like a dream - the line came out more like a medium, while the same pen+ink wrote a huge broad wet emotive line in an everyday composition book, which just about feathered if I didn't write as fast as I could move my hand. I also like the slightly larger format of this book - it's good for first drafts and outlines, lots of room on the page.

Great paper, weird ruling issue not visible in photos

I love Clairefontaine paper, so I thought I'd give this notebook a try. This notebook has a very nice look and feel to it. My only complaint is the ruling. There are vertical guide lines along the left margin of each page, which by itself is fine, but the bad part is that the guideline on the left side takes off 1/4 of your writing space, and because the notebook doesn't really lay flat (which I expected), you lose another 1/4 of the page against the spine, leaving you with a very narrow space to write. I guess I'm just going to write over the line, which will look super weird, but oh well. If I'm going to buy fancy paper, I want to be able to use the whole page. It seems like a small issue, but it's going to affect my writing experience so much that I can only give two stars because it's really going to bug me.

FAQs about Paper

What do the paper sizes (i.e. A4, A5) mean? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We've got a great article on our blog about common paper sizes here.

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for paper products that have been used. Otherwise, we accept returns for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.