Every minimalist needs this refillable leather notebook. Top-Grain Leather. Dot-grid paper. Elastic. That's it. Simple yet functional. It's our favorite do-it-all notebook. 

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    • About the Expedition Leather Notebook

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    • Manufacturer: Rustico
    • SKU: BK0216-0002
    • Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
    • Holds a 5" x 8.125" sized notebook (included)
    • Refillable notebook with 96-dot grid pages
    • Elastic Strap closure
    • Made from top-grain cowhide
    • Leather Care

    • Chemicals will weaken the leather over time. Be patient. Its ruggedness will grow in character with you.
    • Don't be afraid of a scuff. Lick your finger. Rub it in. The oils from your skin shape the patina's look over time. So go ahead. Handle it!
    • Avoid leaving leather for extended periods of time in direct sunlight or extreme heat. We recommend Rustico's Custom Designed Leather Cleaner for additional leather cleaning and conditioning.
    • Gift Wrapping

    • Each package is bundled in #50 heavyweight brown kraft paper and fastened with seasonally themed twine. See an example
    • Personalizations

    • Personalizations are laser engraved in Garamond Bold font. See some examples
    • Your personalization will appear inside the gray box as detailed in the illustration below:
    • Personalization

    Shipping Policy

  • This item is hand-made to order. To ensure the careful quality for which we’re known, it takes us some time to craft, package, and ship handmade or personalized items from our workshop. Please refer to the stated production batch date listed above for an accurate idea of when this item will ship. Rush Orders
  • International orders will ship using the method quoted at checkout, either USPS or UPS International. International delivery times vary depending on the customs office of the arrival country and MAY be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees which are the responsibility of the buyer. Customs vary widely from country to country, so please contact your local customs bureau for more information. Generally for large value shipments, you are required to pay an entry fee, plus a certain percentage of the value of the order.
  • Rustico will not be held liable for shipments that are lost or stolen.
  • If your order has not shipped and you would like to cancel it, you may do so within 24 hours of ordering. In times of high volume, such as during the holiday season, this time may be reduced to 12 hours.
  • Please account for the above details when placing an order. For more information you can view our full shipping and returns policy here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Excellent Expedition Notebook

It’s very simple but remarkably functional. Quality leather. A loop for a pen or pencil would be nice to have but otherwise it’s just what I was looking for.


I am in love with this notebook. I fit 1 moleskine cahier (5 inches wide), 2 travelers notebooks (4.5 inches wide) and a file folder insert into my rustico. I wish Rustico made an expanded Expedition notebook with more elastics in the spine, but the rubber band method works just fine for 3 notebooks. I added 2 ribbon bookmarks. Thank you for such a quality product. I love it!

Fits the bill

Perfect notebook. Very happy with the simple design. The dotted pages are a revelation. Only complaint is not buying one earlier in life.


Perfect Companion

I carry a notebook with me daily, and have done so for the past 11 years. I have never found the ideal solution, until the Rustico Expedition. It is a delicate balance between aesthetics, functionality, and expression. I would highly recommend this notebook for anyone looking for a professional touch of class to add to your resource toolbox. The personalization feature is an added bonus that pays dividends, and I highly recommend incorporating.

Greg, We are so happy that our notebook has found such a loving owner! We love when people really take the time to use them to inspire creativity and make a mark on their lives, and the lives of others. Thanks for the great review and keep doing what you're doing!
Love it!!!

This is by far my favorite notebook now. I use it everyday as my new bullet journal. I even ordered extra inserts because I knew I would love it. Best decision ever. The leather, the size of the inserts, simple yet perfect and wonderfully made.