Notepad Review: Minerva Switch by Nava Design Studio

Review by Laura Cameron

I have had these delightful notebooks in my possession for several weeks now, but have been remiss in reviewing them. If you’re still looking for the perfect stocking stuffer these Minerva notebooks ($3.00) are just the ticket!

These mini pocket notebooks from Nava Design Studio in Italy come in 12 bright, fun colors with funny and sometimes naughty pairs of words on the front.

The notebooks are put together matchbook style, and contain inside them 24 sheets of 3mm gray-lined grid paper. The pad is perforated at the top, so these little 4.7″ x 2.8″ sheets are perfect for dashing off quick notes, to do lists, shopping lists, or leaving your loved one a morning greeting.


The most exciting part for me is that they are FOUNTAIN PEN FRIENDLY! Yes you read me correctly. These tiny notebooks performed amazingly well with all the inks/nibs I threw at them. The paper didn’t feather or bleed, and there’s only a bit show through on the plain back. What more could you ask for in a funny notebook sure to be a conversation starter?


The only question is whether I can fit all 12 into my stocking in addition to all the chocolate and ink samples, right?

DISCLAIMER: The items included in this review were provided free of charge by Vanness Pen Shop for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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    1. Luis, This was a review of a specific notebook and we are not able to provide additional information about these notebooks other than the links provided in the review.

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