The Happier Place Pocket Notebooks are perfectly sized to fit into your pocket and always be at hand for your notes, thoughts, sketches and all-important doodles… or whatever you want to put on paper.
Right, paper! Real, feels-good-to-the-touch paper! Don’t you love putting pen to paper instead of just tapping away in a lifeless app? We do! And we think it’s an important item that can turn a Happy Place into a Happier Place. That’s why we’ve been wanting to offer a notebook in our store for a long while.
Some time ago, we already had one kind of Happier Place notebook made. But the result was so disappointing that we never even offered it for sale. For a little while, we debated if to offer Moleskine books with our logo printed on the front. They’re pretty nice books and popular, just rather overpriced.
But ultimately, we wanted to stick to our vision and work with a small business that makes the environment a priority. We are so excited to have found Scout Books in Portland, Oregon, to make our first (official) set of pocket notebooks. Not only are they still a small business and use 100% recycled paper and vegetable-based ink for the books, they’re also certified as a B Corporation!
From the Scout Books Blog: “B Corporations meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.” We are thoroughly impressed and inspired by all that Scout Books does to make the world a happier place.
We currently offer three different Happier Place Pocket Notebooks
They’re all the same size (5 x 3.5 inches, 32 pages). All of them have the same flexible book cover that makes them comfortable enough to be carried on the body, but sturdy enough to protect the pages. Each book has a different featured slogan and a different page finish:
The Happier World Notebook slogan (Let’s make the world a happier place.) serves as positive motivation to do something joyous, kind, or anything proactively positive for our world. The pages feature a dot grid, which gives anchor points but not the confinement of lines.
Being in the moment and experiencing gratitude are two paths to feeling happier. The Stop. Look. Appreciate. Sketchbook is a great reminder to do just that. With its blank pages, it’s ideal for drawing, sketching, or collecting stickers… or capturing whatever you appreciate.
The Be kind. Be brave. Be happier. Notebook dares you to contemplate that concept, act with an open mind and an open heart, and to allow human connection, adventure and joy into your life. The lined pages invite you to put your words down on actual paper instead of using a lifeless app… Because interacting more with an analog environment probably also makes us happier – and definitely healthier.
While we sell the books individually, we offer a discount if you purchase the Happier Place Notebook Collection, which includes all three books and a rubber band (in the color of your choice) to hold the books together or attach a pen or U.S. National Parks Annual Pass or whatever seems fitting.
Let’s inspire each other!
Which book speaks to you the most – either because of the slogan or the page finish?
Do you use notebooks or sketchbooks? What do you use them for?
Have you ever been to Portland?
Did you know about B-Corporations? Does it make a difference to you if a company makes positive efforts in regard to the environment or society?
Please leave a reply below – inspired by these questions or whatever you’d like to share…
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