Analects pocket notebook writing journal
the analects old chinese text screenprint
brown basket weave faux leather closeup photo
arranging items neatly notebook EDC pen, exacto, camera, fujifilm x100f, handkerchief
macro photo of the analects confucius text
dapper notes in two sizes, standard and junior


Regular price$17
Paper Type
  • Pleather & bookcloth cover
  • Hand-made in Fair Lawn
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Made to order

Edition #19 Notes

The Analects, meaning "edited conversations," are the collective writings of what is believed to have been Confucius' teachings. This edition — perhaps the most luxurious Dapper Notes yet — holds a screen printed endsheet with Old Chinese text from said Analects, a daily reminder of the golden rule.

Analects is also available as a Junior-sized edition.

Fray level: Low

Most Dapper Notes covers are made using fabric, which naturally frays with use. Each material behaves differently, and this meter will help you gauge how much fraying to expect from your notebook. Read more about fabric covers

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Analects specs

Super tactile weave
Cover Material
Brown pleather
Material Fray
Ink black
Endsheet Design
Screenprinted Analects
Endsheet Material
Handmade paper
48 paper on 70lb smooth white
Title Inspiration
February 2019


Edited conversations

This edition holds a screen printed endsheet with Old Chinese text from Confucius' Analects

Extremely tactile

Analects' cover is a super-embossed texture that looks and feels lik a basket weave. The pleather is extremely durable, and will hold your best philosophical pandering for a long time.

All in the details

Can you pinpoint what inspires you to write, to doodle, to journal your everyday? No matter the source, your Dapper Notes was made with extra care for all the little details, and is ready for you to capture life!

How Dapper Notes are made

Every Dapper Notes notebook is made by hand, from scratch using a variety of materials including: a fabric cover that's bound to bookcloth, a decorative end-sheet, all sewn with waxed thread. Watch this video to see how they're made, step by step.

Dapper Notes notebooks are

Fabric covered

Every notebook cover is made from two materials: a good looking fabric on the outside backed by book cloth inside.

100% made by me

Straight from my studio in Fair Lawn, you’re getting premium paper, wax coated linen thread stitching, glue and a little love.

Shipped everywhere

My hand-made notebooks can be sent directly to you to any location in the world where USPS delivers.

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Dapper notes are the antidote to the digital age. Every item is handcrafted, hand-sewn, and designed for maximum delight.


Highest quality construction and materials, keen eye for detail, and delicious design, month after month.


Dapper Notes are the best quality pocket sized notebooks you can get. The textile cover and thread binding means the books will hold up through time. I love the thick paper as well; good for fountain pens.


I am a lover of texture, both visually and physically, so the different book covers are perfect for me!


Wow, beyond beautiful. They are very well made and sweet. Thrilled to have these gorgeous notes.


Beautifully made, exceptional craftsmanship, wonderful customer service!


I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/


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