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9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching

Check out our recommendations on the best note-taking notebooks and sketchbooks.

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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In the digital age, where everybody takes notes on their laptops, ideas, unfortunately, flutter away. Whereas recording your ideas and notes in an analog way gives you a much more refreshed mind. It may be more comfortable to carry a tablet or laptop with you, but a quality and light notebook will help increase your productivity. 

If you are a designer, all ideas start with a drawing and become reality. Whether you're drawing while traveling or a student, finding the right sketch pad takes your drawing experience to the next level.

If you are here and reading this, you probably spend a lot of time with your notebook through drawing or writing and go about picking the right notebook for you. Go on and check this list to find your top quality notebook for note-taking and sketching. 

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1. Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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For those who want to use a notebook over and over again, especially for students, Rocketbook's Smart Reusable Notebook is great. It comes with a special paper that allows you to write with pens and markers. You can upload your notes to cloud services like Google Drive, Evernote, or Dropbox by the Rocketbook app.  

2. AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Composition Notebook

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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Use it for lessons or everyday use. It's great for brainstorming notes, or instant sketching ideas with 100 sheets. You can use it for up to one year since it's designed for long-term use and busy schedules. It's available in various colors. It provides a schedule table, and measurement conversion chart, so it's a great fit for both students and workers. 

3. Moleskine Classic Notebook, Soft Cover

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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The best pick for note-taking is, of course, Moleskine Classic Notebook with a soft cover. From students to artists, it's remarkably great for those who take writing seriously. You can choose dotted, plain, ruled, or squared notebook to suit your needs. With its ribbon bookmark, you will never lose track. It's also perfect to carry it with you when traveling since it's so handy and lightweight. 

4. Strathmore 455-3 400 Series Sketch Pad

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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This sketchbook comes with a toothy surface that is perfect for dry media such as soft pastel and graphite pencil. It's designed for practices and techniques. Its size is perfect for a quick sketch session. It's also really worth its money when you put it into a price and performance perspective.

5. LEUCHTTURM1917 Medium A5 Lined Hardcover Notebook

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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If you are looking for a systematic way to manage your tasks, this notebook is the one for you. It comes with stickers to label important stuff and offers 249 numbered pages. This notebook is suitable for writing from every angle since it opens flat. Also, you can secure your notes with the elastic enclosure band. 

6. Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Hard Cover Notebook

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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A notebook that you can carry with you in all conditions so that you never forget the ideas that come to your mind when you're on the move. It's "weatherproof", specifically designed for outdoor use, meaning that it won't turn to mush when it's raining. So you can make sure that your notes or sketches are safe. You can use a standard pencil even when it's wet. 

7. Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop - Lemome

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It's a leather hardcover and classy looking notebook for those who can't give up their classy style. The sturdy hardcover protects the pages for years. It also has an elastic pen loop for quick access to your pen and/or pencil. There is also a little pocket in it to hold your business cards, notes, and receipts, so it's great for business trips and school works. Plus, the papers dry fast and prevent smudging. 

 8. Kokuyo Campus Wide Twin Ring Notebook

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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This notebook has a thick cover that is not easily damaged and is suitable for all purposes from daily note-taking to meeting notes. It has a lined paper, and 70 sheets, and is lightweight. Just throw it into your backpack and head out. It works well with almost all your pens thanks to its quality papers. 

9. Hahnemühle Toned Watercolor Book

9 Top Quality Notebooks for Note-Taking and Sketching
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Toned watercolor paper is ideal to give your drawings a natural finish, and it gives a neutral background. Its surface is perfect for acrylic markers and fountain pens. You can use this notebook while traveling as you wish because its cover helps protect it from moisture and dirt.

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