Tree A5 Hardcover

$ 24.95
Keep a hiking journal or record your notes from the field in this Forest notebook. Use it to help you find the motivation to draft your paleobiology thesis, or write poetry inspired by the natural world.
A5 (5.8" x 8.3")
Page Count
192 pages (96 sheets)
Paper Type 7 mm dotted lines
Paper Weight 81 gsm
Binding Lay-flat hardcover
Paper Composition 100% recycled
Printing Soy-based ink
Cover Icon Silver foil stamp
Closure Elastic strap
Features Pocket inside back cover


What are "dotted lines" good for?
For more information on our paper, see the blog.

notebook size grid

Constructed with simple elegance in mind, the covers of these understated notebooks present an icon representative of the discipline in silver foil. Inside the front and back covers, you'll find a bold collection of scientific illustrations printed in full color. Store your small notes and important papers in the pocket at the back, and keep the notebook closed with a satisfying elastic strap. 

The Abstract series is built with high-quality 100% recycled paper and printed with soy inks, leaving a light footprint. Be inspired to ask the right questions, connect the dots (even when they’re really far apart), and keep pushing humanity forward, so that tomorrow is always brighter than today.

The textured paper on the covers of these notebooks has the feel of an old textbook. With advanced lay-flat pages, they want to fall open, like a well-loved library book. Go ahead and see for yourself – these are the notebooks your most brilliant ideas have been waiting for.


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Great, except with inked pens

The size is wonderful, and the muted cover stays professional while the inside cover is a perfect blast of science. I'm not a huge fan of the lined style; I wish I could choose to have just a dot grid, but the dot grid on top of the lines functions fine. The one thing that keeps this from being five stars is the paper quality for fountain/dip pen ink. I love writing with fountain pens and mixing that with a great notebook is the best - but when I use them in this notebook, the ink bleeds straight through the page and it feathers horribly. I'll keep using them with normal felt tip or ballpoint pens, I just with I could indulge with any type of writing instrument that I'd like.

Cognitive Surplus

Hi Kaitlin, I'm sorry to hear that, and for any confusion. We try to have detailed information available about all of our products. The link below has pictures of pen tests, etc. We selected our paper with the intent of trying to have it be friendly for a variety of pens; while also having it be ecologically responsible. Since we are committed to using 100% recycled paper for all of our notebooks, each run of paper is a little different. Due to variations inherent in recycled paper there will be slight variations in performance. In general we've received positive feedback. We did testing before going with this paper supplier to make sure the performance was acceptable. We tested with ballpoint, flare pen, etc. My apologies for any inconvenience. All the best, Karl Cognitive Surplus

Isaac G.
United States United States
Good Quality

The paper takes ink well and its well bound. I've only had it a few weeks, but it seems like it will hold up well to time.

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