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More economical shipping rates!

It's been a long time coming, but we've finally found an international shipping partner with better rates! If you live outside the United States, good news! You'll now see an additional shipping option at checkout entitled "Tracked Shipping". This rate usually costs 20-50% less than the standard postal service rates, and you'll get a tracking number that is valid all the way to your door. A couple notes: please add a few days on to the estimated shipping time, as it typically takes a few days to get the packages to the forwarder who then sends your order on to you.Although most countries are supported, not every single one is, so if you don't see the option, you are likely in...

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The adhesion of this sticker is... TOO HIGH!

Recently, our notebook manufacturing partner made an error, and our notebooks arrived with stickers on the back cover that are not easily removed. The stickers were supposed to peel off cleanly and easily, but when our notebooks arrived at our warehouse we found this not to be the case. The issue has been corrected, but in the meantime, since they're not exactly how we wanted them to be, these notebooks are on sale! For a limited time, and while supplies last, these selected designs are available for just $7.95 each! (Regularly $10). The stickers look like this: Apart from the this, the notebooks are identical to our regular softcovers, so if it doesn't bother you, this is a great opportunity to stock up on...

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On using ink and fountain pens: reviews of our journals

We've had a lot of people asking about how various pens perform in our journals, so we sent out some samples to a few notebook and fountain pen aficionados for their feedback. We'd like to share their reviews here so you can see for yourself! My Pen Needs Ink reviews his complete experience with a Hypothesis and an Experiment journal. He's got a great analysis of how various pens interact with the paper, dry time, etc, in addition to their construction and the cover designs. "Cognitive Surplus has done their research and produced the best recycled paper I have ever written on." My Pen Needs Ink Review The Well Appointed Desk reviews the paper in our Test journals (we're still using this same...

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Statement on the Importance of Sustainability

How We Reduce Our Carbon Footprint We are wholly committed to Carbonfund's mission of "reduce what you can, offset what you can't". The ice caps aren't kind of melting; climate change is real, and we absolutely stand behind taking immediate action. We know that even our small company leaves a footprint for which we are responsible. To start, we swapped all the light bulbs in our studio and warehouse for LEDs, all three of our full-time warehouse staff carpool together, and the Portland studio is attached to Geoff and Kristen's house, so there's no commuting needed. At our Portland studio, we use 100% green power, but we don't have a green power option at our warehouse, so we partnered with Carbonfund! Using their online calculators, we...

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The Great Extinction Event Sale

Some species just aren't built to last. If you're looking for a great deal on science gifts, keep an eye on this extinction event page, and as species are naturally selected, they'll appear here at discounted prices, right before they disappear forever. If you see something you love on this page, act fast - it might be extinct the next time you look!   See Who's Going Extinct

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