With Space For Your Own Notes

January 26th, 2017 | By Ian and Dominique Metcalfe | Category: Bibles Direct Latest

The Journalling Bible trend first started by ESV’s original Journaling Bible editions some 10 years ago now shows no sign of abating, with Bible publishers on both sides of the Atlantic rolling out a range of editions in many different bindings and with double column and single column typesettings.

The style has become so popular it’s even attracted the attention of the satirists, with The Babylon Bee’s claiming to have inside knowledge of an upcoming ‘no-Bible-text’ edition, giving people ‘more space to write their own thoughts, ideas, and feelings as they study God’s Word’ – link here: http://babylonbee.com/news/new-journaling-bible-eliminate-scriptural-text-entirely/

Thankfully that non-Bible-Bible isn’t for real, but I suppose you could argue that our own Brevier Clarendon Wide Margin is itself a precursor to this newer trend, with its all-the-way-round margins giving ample space for the preacher or Bible student to annotate to their heart’s content.

However, this blog post is more to highlight a couple of our other product lines, namely the longstanding (full-size) Allan Journal and our new, smaller Allan Notebook range. Just to be clear, these are not and never have been Bibles! But they have been a bit like our Bibles in that they never seem to stay in stock for long…

The reason for writing now, though, is that working with a new bindery, Charfleet Book Bindery in Canvey Island, Essex – a near-island surrounded by salt marshes and right by the Thames Estuary – we are hopeful of maintaining a steady supply of Journals in both sizes and for all four of our ‘standard’ Highland Goatskin colours, ie. Black, Brown, Navy and Red. Plus there might even be some additional variations coming along, like a couple of ‘Silverline’ options and perhaps even a Purple Journal for the first time.

Along the way we have also made a further upgrade to the paper used for our notepaper, which is now up to 70gsm, on a coated stock that should suit a good range of pen types and with our now-standard 5mm navy feint lines, giving just that little bit more writing space than the older 4mm lines!

Here are a couple of pictures to whet the appetite…

2016 Allan 5WM

Allan Notebooks

Allan Navy Notebook

Allan Brown Notebook

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