Field Notes 2014 Limited Editions + Cherry Graph

Field Notes Limited Edition

The Field Notes 2014 limited editions are now available for purchase on our website. Take this opportunity to grab hold of the following:

Field Notes Shelterwood, Spring 2014

Field Notes Arts and Sciences, Summer 2014

Field Notes Unexposed, Fall 2014

Field Notes Ambition, Winter 2014

and

Field Notes Cherry Graph


 

FIELD NOTES WINTER 2014 EDITION: AMBITION

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From Field Notes:

ambition_fn02Our old friends French Paper Co. of Niles, Michigan supplied “Olive,” “Wine,” and “Chocolate” 100# Speckletone for the covers, with production bouncing around the Midwest for the last few weeks. Printing started in Chicago’s suburbs at eDoc, then the covers were delivered to Nu Wave Diecutting & Finishing in downtown Chicago to emboss the cover logo. After a trip back to eDoc for bindery, they were trucked down to Liberty Book and Bible in Indianapolis for a process nearly as old as bookbinding, but all-new to us!

ambition_fn03Gilding is an ancient technique once performed by artisans with gold leaf, mallets, and secret mixtures of binding paste. A century or so ago the process was mechanized, but it’s still ridiculously complex. The books are clamped into small batches, then make three passes (once for each edge) through an Ochsner edge gilder, which sands the edges smooth with varying grits of sandpaper, then fuses metallic foil to the edge with heat. It was certainly the strangest piece of printing machinery we’d seen, until a few minutes later when we saw a pair of Ochsner round-corner gilding machines in action.

ambition_fn05But that’s not the only FIELD NOTES first in this edition. The “Olive” book is ruled in ledger lines (which you may remember from FNC-16, “Traveling Salesman”), and the “Wine” book is graph paper, but the “Chocolate” book features 56 pages ruled in a weekly datebook format! The body paper is Cougar Opaque 50# “Natural White” text-weight vellum printed in “Double Knee Duck Canvas” ink. With all that gold going on, gold staples were the obvious choice to hold the books together.

ambition_fn04With a datebook, ledger, and memo book in hand, projects of any scope become more manageable. And we bet the elegant gilded edges will help get you out of bed a bit earlier and start getting things done. All that’s standing between you and your goals are a whole bunch of notes, facts, lists, and figures, and now you have the perfect place to write it all down.

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Field Notes Ambition Edition is available for purchase here!


 

FIELD NOTES FALL 2014 EDITION: UNEXPOSED

Here’s what we can tell you: each “Unexposed” pack features three 5.5-inch x 3.5-inch 48-page memo books in an opaque black sleeve. The interior paper features our “reticle graph,” last seen in the “Night Sky” Edition from Summer 2013.

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We won’t ruin the surprise by giving away any more than that, except to say that each pack contains three of the six memo books that make up this edition. So, there are 20 different possible combinations. Which combination you receive is left up to chance. You don’t know what you’ll get, and neither do we! But we’re confident you’ll enjoy them

Note: you can have an idea what you’ll get inside simply google “field notes unexposed” and click on the google images bar. Do at your own risk of ruining the surprise!

Field Notes Unexposed edition available for purchase here.



FIELD NOTES SUMMER 2014: ARTS AND SCIENCES

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From Field Notes:

Our 23rd COLORS release introduces a brand-new, larger FIELD NOTES format for Summer 2014. We’ve created a limited-edition 2-Pack of 7.5-inch by 4.75-inch “Note Books,” big enough to accommodate ideas from both sides of your brain. Both books feature sturdy Mohawk Loop 110-lb covers with silver ink and debossed logos, with 64 pages of Finch Opaque 50-lb text paper inside.

artssci_fn06The “Arts” Note Book is designated for creative musings, featuring a wine-colored cover containing a wealth of handy information for writers and fine artists. Its 64 interior pages are quarter-inch ruled in “Academy Gray” for prose and poetry on the right-hand (“recto”) side, and blank on the left-hand (“verso”) side for sketches, scribbles, and sentence diagrams.

 

 

 

FN23AS12sm“Sciences” sports a dark slate gray cover loaded with the formulas, theories, and ideas you need to get you through your day. The recto pages feature an all-new “Engineer’s Graph” subdivided into one-inch, half-inch, and tenth-inch squares in “Academy Gray.” As with “Arts,” the “verso” side of the sheet is blank, awaiting your diagrams, calculations, and observations

 

 

 

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Field Notes Arts and Sciences edition available for purchase here.

 

 


FIELD NOTES SPRING 2014: SHELTERWOOD

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From Field Notes:

We all know that paper is made from wood. Our 22nd FIELD NOTES COLORS seasonal release is made OF wood. The “Shelterwood” edition features covers made from actual American Cherry wood, sliced ever-so-thin and bonded to a substrate of kraft paper for durability. We believe we’re the first notebook company to manufacture such a product at such a scale.

Thanks to the natural texture of the wood, no two “Shelterwood” memo books are the same but all share their origin in the same few hand-picked cherry trees from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The wood covers are sustainably produced, with just a few 60? logs converted into 5000 feet of “Sheer Veneer,” with very little waste (the waste is recycled into wood pellets to heat the factory!). The process can be seen in the film above.

The covers are left uncoated with text printed in a triple-hit of “Ghostflower White” which remains slightly opaque, the wood texture showing through like a faded whitewashed fence. Inside covers are mossy green text on kraft paper. The guts of the books are Finch Fine “Soft White” 70# text stock, the same beefy stock you loved in our “America the Beautiful” Edition. They’re ruled in “Maidenhair Green,” and bound together with three sturdy gold staples

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We’ve lost track of how many times we crossed the IL/WI border, at all hours, through one of the worst winters on record to bring you this edition and its accompanying film. We’ve also lost track of all the bratwurst, cheese, and craft beer we’ve smuggled back into Illinois. No one’s happier to see spring arrive (the season and the notebooks!) than we are. We’re happy to say it was all worth it, and we think you’ll be as excited by these notebooks as we are.

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Field Notes Shelterwood edition available for purchase here


 

FIELD NOTES CHERRY GRAPH

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Field Notes Cherry Graph non-limited edition. “Cherry Graph” features real cherry wood covers, like our sold-out Spring 2014 Shelterwood Edition, but now with black text, filled with 48 pages of our tried-and true Finch Opaque Smooth 50#T with 48 pages of 3/16” graph paper inside.

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Field Notes Cherry Graph edition is available for purchase here.

 

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Most books in this batch are in very good-good condition, some slightly used. Some may have price stickers/used book tags, we might not remove them when you order from this post. There are no junks, you will be notified if condition deserves some clarification before purchase.

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New Books Posted, October 2014

How to Read a Poem

 

Unsorted:

Confessions of An Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
I Am Legend – Hell House (2-in-1) by Richard Matheson
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
What is the What by Dave Eggers
Eyewitness To History (Attila, Mata Hari, Marcos)
A Treasury of Royal Scandals by Michael Farquhar
The Best of Outside (The First 20 Years, Outside Magazine)
Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
More Information Than You Require by John Hodgman (The Area of my Expertise)
East of Eden by John Steinbeck -Centennial Edition
A Good Year by Peter Mayle
Food: True Stories of Life on the Road (Travelers’ Tales)
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by Victor Pelevin
An Introduction to Kant’s Ethics by Roger J. Sullivan
The Physiognomy by Jeffrey Ford (Well-Built City)

The Sacred Book of the Werewolf
Woe Is I by Patricia T. O’Conner (Grammarphobe)
How to Read a Poem by Burton Raffel
The Paris Review 146 – Spring 1998
Love Story by Erich Segal
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (Movie Cover)
On a Bed of Rice: An Asian American Erotic Feast
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Orchid Thief by Susan Orleans
Cook to Bang: The Lay Cook’s Guide to Getting Laid by Spencer Walker
The Whisperer and Other Voices by Brian Lumley
We Are What We Ate: 24 Memories of Food
The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky
The Marquis de Sade: The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales
Runaway by Alice Munro

Woe is I
The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Written On The Body by Jeanette Winterson
Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson
The Empiricists: Locke, Berkeley, Hume
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Movie Cover)
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Great House by Nicole Krauss
Possession by A.S. Byatt
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
The Elements of Technical Writing by Blake & Bly
The Parables of Peanuts by Robert L. Short
Fantasy Artist’s Pocket Reference” Dragons And Beasts by Finlay Cowan (Hardbound)
A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

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New Books Posted, August 2014

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Book 4 by Aleister Crowley
The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches by Christine Ammer (2nd Edition)
Science’s Trickiest Questions by Paul Kuttner
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (A Norton Critical Edition)
Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa
The North China Lover by Marguerite Duras
The Duel by Anton Chekhov (Movie Cover)
Seven Japanese Tales by Junichiro Tanizaki
How to Read a French Fry by Russ Parsons
The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend by Sir Thomas Malory, a retelling by Peter Ackroyd
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
Sleep Demons: An Insomniac’s Memoir by Bill Hayes
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
Mythology by Edith Hamilton (1998)
Dreammakers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers at Work by Charles Platt
On The Road by Jack Kerouac

 

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The Girls’ Book of Excellence: Even More Ways to Be the Best at Everything (Hardbound)
The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa
What Women Want: The Science of Female Shopping by Paco Underhill
God and the Philosophers: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (Hardbound)
How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers (Hardbound)
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Wizards: Stories of Mischief, Magic and Mayhem
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places by Ursula K. Le Guin
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
The Avram Davidson Treasury: A Tribute Collection
Widdershins (Newford) by Charles de Lint
The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint
The Portable James Joyce
The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry by Kathryn & Ross Petras
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

 

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The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
Rocks of Ages by Stephen Jay Gould
Don’t Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned
Sperm are from Men, Eggs are from Women by Joe Quirk (Hardbound)
Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
Marx for Beginners by Rius (Comic Book Form)
Introducing Aristotle by Rupert Woodfin and Judy Groves (Comic Book Form)
Introducing Muhammad by Ziauddin Sardar and Zafar Abbas Malik (Comic book form)
Peace for Beginners by Ian Kellas (Comic Book Form)
Bukowski for Beginners by Carlos Polimeni (Comic Book Form)
Peanuts Classics: The Way of the Fussbudget Is Not Easy by Charles M. Schulz (Comics)

New Books Posted, June 2014

Call of Cthulhu

 

Good Benito by Alan Lightman (Einstein’s Dreams, Hardbound)
Slam by Nick Hornby (Hardbound)
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan (Hardbound 1st/1st)
Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
Summerland by Michael Chabon (Hardbound)
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A.S. Byatt
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Clumsiest People in Europe, or: Mrs. Mortimer’s Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World (HB)
Poplorica: Popular History of Fads, Mavericks, Inventions…
Why Do Donuts Have Holes: Fascinating Facts About What We Eat and Drink by Don Voorhees.
The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting…
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Baudolino by Umberto Eco (Hardbound)
Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Defined a Generation
The Straight Dope by Cecil Adams
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner (Hardbound)

 

How to be a Superhero

 

How to be a Superhero by Mark Leigh and Mike Lepine illustrated by Steve Dillon
Euripides II: The Cyclops and Heracles, Iphigenia in Tauris, Helen
Well, DUH! Our Stupid World, and Welcome to It by Bob Fenster
The Book of Horrible Questions by Smith and Doe
Essential Manners for Couples by Peter Post (Hardbound)
The Boss’s Survival Guide by Bob Rosner
Simplexity by Jeffrey Kluger
Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor
The Call of Cthulhu ad Other Dark Tales by H.P. Lovecraft
Organize Yourself! by Ronni Eisenberg with Kate Kelly
Tarot: The Complete Kit

 

Horrible Questions

 

101 Things You Don’t Know About Science….
The Ig Nobel Prizes: Rewarding The World’s Unlikeliest Research (Hardbound)
Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race (HB)
Satori in Paris and Pic: Two Novels by Jack Kerouac
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
A History of God by Karen Armstrong
Gnomes by Poortvliet/Huygen (Hardbound)
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Physics of Christmas by Roger Highfield (Hardbound)
Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale (True Crime)
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Law of Love by Laura Esquivel (Hardbound w/ CD)
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Billy Collins)
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis
Arts & Entertainment’s Trickiest Questions by Paul Kuttner
History’s Trickiest Questions by Paul Kuttner

Happy book shopping!

www.avalon.ph

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Most books in this batch are in very good-good condition, some slightly used. Some may have price stickers/used book tags, we might not remove them when you order from this post. There are no junks, you will be notified if condition deserves some clarification before purchase.

CLICK on the image you want to view, then press arrow key ->. Happy viewing!

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Field Notes Cold Horizon, Drink Local & Pitch Black Edition

FIELD NOTES COLD HORIZON EDITION

Field Notes Cold Horizon

Like some earlier FIELD NOTES COLORS limited editions, our 21st offering, “Cold Horizon,” features three seasonally-inspired colors, but this time we’ve blended a range of three blues across all three notebooks, invoking the deeply saturated winter twilight sky, fluorescent glacial water, and the shiny metallic glimmer of the Aurora Borealis.

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The covers are printed with the blue gradient and white text on a very glossy UV-coated 120-lb Appleton Utopia One stock. The inside covers are the opposite, white with the text (including new “Practical Applications”) printed in the same blue gradient. Arranged side by side, or back to back, the blues fade evenly from book to book. Inside, you’ll find Finch Opaque 50-lb text stock, tinted a different color in each book — light green, light blue, and cool gray — all with a light gray 3/16″ graph grid.

Field Notes – Cold Horizon Edition from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

You’re busily getting ready for winter, and its associated holidays, but are you sure you’ve remembered everything? We prepared this filmed list of basic winter preparedness tips that you’ll surely find useful.

 

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Whether you spend the next few months hot-tubbing with friends at the lodge, celebrating with family, or nesting by the fire and making plans for spring, you’ll find plenty of ways to fill your FIELD NOTES with great ideas and good information.

Order now! Field Notes Cold Horizon edition.


 

FIELD NOTES “DRINK LOCAL” EDITION

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Our new FNC-20 “Drink Local” books feature heavyweight New Page Sterling Premium 120# covers with a “soft touch” varnish, giving them a soft, almost rubbery feel. The logo is varnished with a contrasting gloss, and each book is colored to represent a different brew, with a brief history of each style of beer on the back cover. Inside is our acclaimed Finch Opaque Smooth 50# text paper, with a “Hefeweizen” yellow-orange graph grid. It’s all bound together with bright gold staples.

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There are two 3-Pack versions available: ALES and LAGERS, limited to 10,000 3-Packs each. ALES features STOUT (dark brown-black), AMBER ALE (warm red), and INDIA PALE ALE (rusty orange). LAGERS features PILSNER (gold), BOCK (brown), and PALE LAGER (pale yellow). Each three pack comes bound in a chipboard belly band with a matching (ALES or LAGERS) 3.5?-diameter, 2-color, pub-style coaster, lovingly letterpress-printed in Chicago by our new pal Liz Isakson-Dado on a vintage press.

Field Notes: Drink Local Edition from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

Order now! Field Notes Drink Local Edition Ales & Lager.


 

FIELD NOTES PITCH BLACK

Pitch Black

You’ve been asking for an open-edition black notebook.

You’ve been asking for a open-edition dot-grid notebook.

Field Notes – Pitch Black from Coudal Partners on Vimeo.

Well, here are both, in one! “Pitch Black” features French 100-lb “Blacktop” covers with “Stealth Gray” text. Inside is our 50-lb Finch Opaque Smooth text paper, with a light-gray dot grid. It’s bound with shiny black staples and features an all-new list of Practical Applications. And best of all, it’s not a limited edition, we made plenty for everyone and we’ll keep it in stock until black goes out of style. (Like that’ll happen.)

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Whatever they’re calling the “new black,” forget about it. Only black is black, and nothing’s blacker than black, and black goes with everything. This book will look great in a tux or a greasy leather jacket. It can record performance notes atop a grand piano, or take note of f-stops rubber banded to a thrift-store camera.

Order now! Field Notes Pitch Black edition.