Back in the 1880s, marbled notebook covers were all the rage in France. So, an American notebook-maker named D.M. Bare interpreted his own version that was printed instead of hand-marbled, and called it a "Blank Book." In the decades that followed, Bare's Blank Book grew in popularity and since its pattern wasn't patented, it was frequently copied. The black and white composition book is an American stationery icon, and THIS is the original, made by D.M. Bare's Roaring Spring Paper Products.
These notebooks are available in three versions, each of which are 100 pages. Here's how to decode them:
Black - College Ruled (Lined)
Green - Grid
Blue - Blank
Roaring Spring is an iconic manufacturer of paper products, founded in the 1860s in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. They're credited for making the FIRST black and white marbled composition notebook and are known for their affordable, high-quality school notebooks.
Roaring Spring is still headquarted in its namesake town, though some of their products have been outsourced to Sri Lanka. The grid and lined versions of this notebook are made in Sri Lanka, the blank one is made in the United States.
- Stitch Bound
- 9.75" x 7.5"
- Page Count:
- United States