The origins of the notebook

carnet de notes - notebook

In the beginning there was …

Going back in time to discover the history of the notebook or rather the “calepin”. The notebook term, comes from the name of an Italian religious scholar named Ambrogio Calepino (1435-1511). He published in 1502 a Latin dictionary, and over the years he completed it with other languages (Hebrew, Italian … ). This work knew an astounding sucess in Europe during this decade and made this Latin dictonnary the reference books.

But how is this dictionary became a notebook ? Being taken during trip or travel, it was regularly annotated either personal reflection or enriches notes over meetings. Its format has adapted in collecting small book for notes for more convenience, and then like a personal notebook. The notebook that we know today, hasn’t started with the a small size. These are the men and women who shaped it with their uses over time.

The 20th century notebook

The current notebook offers us a world of possibilities and many use (notes, drawings, collection of thought… ) . Its format has also been reworked to be in adequation with our contemporary practices.

For example we can choose :

  • its size
  • the type of coverage
  • its binding accessories (bookmarks, edge color… )
  • the number of pages and features like tiles, lineage, white page, custom page…

Notebooks aren’t make up white pages and one coverage. They are colorful and multiple to answer different expectations. Mypaperbook notebooks reflect this customization. You can choose the edge color and coverage’s gilding. And also, use its ruled pages on the right side to your writings or let one’s imagination run wild on the blank page on the left.

Nowadays, the notebooks are often used among office supplies in the companies. Useful, malleable, elegant… the Mypaperbook notebooks offer you stylish way for writing with seven edge colors.

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