Regardless of whether you're already familiar with Dapper Notes, or coming across them for the first time, one thing you'll notice right away is that a majority of the editions (if not all) are sold out.
How Dapper Notes Are Made
Once every other month I create a new edition of pocket notebooks. Each one is made from a unique combination of a fabric on the outside, a colored bookcloth inside, a fancy endsheet, and a colored thread to accent the cover design. I make one large batch before each release with enough for all Bookhead Club subscribers, and then some for general sale.
Most of the time I'll use the entirety of the fabric to make as many notebooks as possible, other times I'll have some left over. If you're looking to get a sold-out Dapper Notes
, and I have enough materials to make you one...
Yup! That's it. Just send me a message, and if I still have materials to make the one you want, get in touch and I'll be happy to create it for you. Edit (September 2020): I'm no longer creating one-off editions. Please read this guest post for context.
Gary at Notegeist created a trustworthy space for the secondary stationery market, and regularly purchases and re-sells older Dapper Notes at very reasonable prices. Notegeist.com should be your first stop.
There are several paper, pen, and notebook communities online where people trade a variety of brands including Field Notes, Word., Baron Fig, Log+Jotter, and Dapper Notes. If the edition you like is both sold out and I'm out of materials to make you a custom one, there's high chance you'll be able to get your Dapper Notes by asking some friends.
Wait for a Surprise Tuesday
Every so often on a random Tuesday I'll announce a special release of a handful of Dapper Notes for sale. These are small batches of sold out notebooks for which I still have materials to make new ones. These announcements are made on Instagram, so follow @dappernotes (and turn on notification alerts if that's a thing you don't mind doing).
Get One Right Away
This won't help you with finding previous editions, but newsletter subscribers get first dibs on each Dapper Notes, so if you sign up you can get yours when a new one is announced. Better yet:
Join the Bookhead Club
Also only helpful for future releases, but signing up for a six-notebook subscription will guarantee that you'll get every single Bookhead Club edition ahead of the its release. With a discounted price and free U.S. shipping, the Bookhead Club subscription is certainly the best way to join me in my stationery adventures and never miss out.