Field Notes are a company who take their notebooks seriously. Knowing that a notebook can, in the wrong hands, just be a bunch of paper stuffed between two slightly thicker bits of paper, Field Notes have dedicated themselves to making notebooks that feel substantial, tactile, thought through and comprehensively designed.
They're calling their latest seasonal release the 'Day Game' edition and it's dedicated to that summertime classic: baseball. While the quality is what you've come to expect (and the Practical Applications has you covered should your interests ever skew baseball-wards), we're particularly impressed by the free copy of Kevin Guilfoile's beautiful new father-son memoir A Drive Into the Gap published by the in-house Field Notes Brand Books imprint. They call it "the nicest thing we've done yet" and we're inclined to agree. And at just $US12.95 for three notebooks and an already written-in book of memoir, it's pretty hard to go past.
Aaron James Draplin was featured in Smith volume two. It's sold out, but you can pick up a digi copy here.