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Field Notes In Action:

Shockingly Cold

April 27th, 2016 by Jim Coudal


Our memo books have been to a lot of places, including some very cold ones, like when our Expedition Edition went to the South Pole with Ben Saunders. Just yesterday, we saw that we’re featured in a film narrated by Lisa Kelley, lead diver on Linblad Expeditions underwater arctic adventures. Thanks to Great Big Story for that.

Field Notes Public Service Announcement:

Subscriber Exclusive Commemorative Reprints

April 18th, 2016 by Jim Coudal


Our Spring Quarterly Edition, “Sweet Tooth”, has been a big hit, thanks to everyone who has purchased them. We hope you’re all leaving helpful (or not so helpful) notes around your home or office. We know we are. And thanks especially to our year-long subscribers, as we could never have reached Quarterly Edition #30 without you. By now subscribers have received their Spring quarterly shipments of “Sweet Tooth” and you may have noticed from social media that subscribers have also started to find a second, unexpected shipment in their mailboxes.

Purchase a year-long subscription starting with “Sweet Tooth”, and we’ll personalize a 2-Pack of Commemorative Reprints for you too! Check the details here. While supplies last.

Field News:


April 4th, 2016 by Jim Coudal

“When it comes to pocket-sized notebooks, two companies stand above the rest: Moleskine and Field Notes.” Pocket Paper Notebook Showdown, by Thorin Klosowski. We come out pretty well in this Lifehacker one-on-one review, but as far as we’re concerned, when the choice comes down to a huge, multi-national, publicly-traded, manufactured-in-China, megabrand, and us (10 people), we’ll definitely call that a win.


Candy-Coated Spring

March 9th, 2016 by Bryan Bedell


Our 30th limited edition, “Sweet Tooth,” is available now, featuring brightly-colored covers with perforated pages to match!

Field Notes Brand Books:

Think Summer

March 7th, 2016 by Jim Coudal


With Opening Day right around the corner, it seems a good time to remind fathers, sons, wives and daughters about Kevin Guilfoile’s splendid memoir about his Dad, Roberto Clemente, and a mysterious bat. A Drive into the Gap, from Field Notes Books is a short, delightful, touching story that deserves a place on any ball fan’s shelf. Check out an excerpt and a short film, and then pick up a copy or two.

Field Notes In Action:

Crafting A Chair

March 6th, 2016 by Dawson

Oscar and Bruno crafted a chair and took our Arts & Sciences edition along for the production.

Field Notes In Action:

Hello from the Jordan Valley

March 1st, 2016 by Dawson


Ben farms land close to the Sea of Galilee and wrote in to share how he uses FIELD NOTES.

I am in charge of the irrigation and fertilization of our dates, avocado, and almonds plantation, 1,300 acres in total. I work alone. Sometimes I use workers for bigger projects but I love my daytime loneliness. It’s just me and my John Deere Gator utility vehicle.

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Field Notes Public Service Announcement:

Tournament of Books 2016

February 24th, 2016 by Jim Coudal


We’re psyched to be the title sponsor of the 12th edition of The Morning News Tournament of Books that tips off in March. We’re making our way through the books and hope you are too.

From TMN: “In case you’re new to all this, the ToB is an annual springtime event here at The Morning News, where a group of the best works of fiction from last year enter a March Madness-style battle royale. In March, these novels will be seeded and paired off in an NCAA Tournament-like bracket. For each pairing, one of our esteemed judges will read both novels and advance one, with a transparent explanation of how they made their decision.”

This year we’re doing something a bit different. Once again, we’ve made a small batch of special red Memo Books, with the ToB mascot on the cover. Buy one of these for $2 and we’ll take your $2 and match it with $2 of our own, and make a donation of $4 to 826 National, a seven-chapter network that provides under-resourced students, ages 6-18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.

The 2016 Tournament of Books Special Edition is sold out. Thanks to everyone who bought one.

Field Notes In Action:

I’ll Meet You…

February 22nd, 2016 by Dawson


We love hearing from folks on how they incorporate FIELD NOTES into special occasions. Emily and Jake recently became engaged and wrote in to share their story…

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Our Kind of Memo Book

January 19th, 2016 by Bryan Bedell

Our new Chicago Edition, a tribute to our Midwest HQ home. 3-Packs available now!