Fairly quick post, this: previously when I’ve referred to the Midori Traveler’s Notebook and related products, I’ve linked to The Journal Shop, because they were the only people I knew who sold them in the UK. I consider that a decent reason, and I certainly have no complaints about their service.
However, I recently found a link to another shop, Glassworks Studios, which is not specifically a stationery seller and thus probably does not google very highly for notebooks. They do however have an awful lot of Traveler’s Notebook accessories. Supplies of refills and basic products can be a bit erratic with different suppliers, and the Journal Shop has sold out of a lot of refills recently, and hasn’t had updates for months now.
I bought two of the lightweight paper refills from Glassworks and had them delivered very quickly at a good price. There is an important point to make here, though. They have a flat rate for delivery of £6.50 which is based on their general product line – clothes, bags, other heavy sorts of items. Obviously this is a bit much for a couple of items of stationery. I emailed them and they were very happy to send the refills by regular first class post, and refund me the difference. Apparently they are going to update their site with differential postage rates, but until that takes place, you are advised to:
- Order and pay as usual, including the delivery charge;
- Send them an email saying that you would like to have delivery by Royal Mail instead;
- Receive a refund.
(I did enquire whether this would be all right to mention for other people to use, and they said yes.)