on saleClairefontaine Classic Clothbound A5 Notebook - Blank

Product Code CF-9540C

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on saleClairefontaine Classic Clothbound A5 Notebook - Blank

Product Code CF-9540C

In Stock

out of stock

This A5-sized notebook features 96 sheets (192 pages) of white 90g Clairefontaine blank paper, with cloth binding matching the cover color. 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
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Cover Material
Coated Paper
Paper Color
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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.

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Height (mm)
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Ruling Type

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Anna P.
Mostly great for my purposes

I have a beautiful cover that works well on 5.5 by 8 or A5 notebooks in this format. I've placed one of these in my cover for journaling. All these points work well:Color is greatBlank is what I preferSlim but good number of pagesShows off inks well, including sheen (and probably shimmer -- I haven't tried that yet)Resistant to bleed-throughDoesn't featherThere's just one aspect that is not quite right. The page edges near the margin don't open as close to the binding as I would like. In fact, the farther in I go, the larger the amount of page that is in the fold. I will try carefully opening the notebook every few pages before I put it in my journal cover next time and see if I can get it to open more fully. Until then, I am enjoying using a sheening ink in my journal.

Dylan R.

These Clairefontaine notebooks are great.

Love Clairefontaine

I bought this Clairefontaine after trying out all of the other fountain pen friendly notebooks out there on the market. I am a huge fan of the Iroshizuku inks. Which as you know goes down very wet. That being said, I cannot deal with ghosting, feathering, bleed through. These are my pet peeves! I have been a fountain pen user for many years and was hard pressed to find a notebook that I needed. This Clairefontaine is a dream come true for someone like me. I love to doodles, draw, writer, journal and whatever comes to mind is this notebook. I love the fact that I can use both pages and never deal with the above mentioned pet peeves. This is a wonderful note taking book to use with fountain pens. An added plus is the sheen that I am able to see with my inks. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

Love this unlined notebook!

The paper is smooth as glass, a pleasure to write on, especially with a gel pen - no friction at all. The spine and cover boards are sturdy enough to be manhandled, and the book opens pretty flat for table top writing. The paper is thick enough to be opaque, although I don't know if Sharpies or alcohol markers would bleed through since I don't use them. It's fine for regular gel pens which I use for both writing and quick sketches.

Great Product

I recently took an online handwriting course and this was one of the required materials. I LOVE it. My handwriting is neat and even. There are a few rukse to writing on this paper, which you can find online. Fountain pen ink does have a tendency to smear, but once it dries, which isnt terribly long, 30 seconds i should say, the ink is rich and vibrant.

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.