When you want a place to scribble notable quotes and perfect lines of poetry or to sketch ideas and capture spring blooms with watercolor, you want a paper where the pen doesn’t scratch, the ink doesn’t bleed, and the brush glides effortlessly across the page.

 Now on pre-order to ship April 15.

Creative-minded people design our sketchbooks — down to the last page.
Our highly skilled team prints and binds each one by hand in our Parisian atelier. More than a mere sketchbook, a Soumkine is extraordinary.

Here’s why:

The Design
Each cover hand-drawn by our creative director Fiodor Sumkin. The style is a nod to 19th century graphic arts and typography – Fiodor’s favourite period of history – when the old masters devoted years of their life to every detail of their craft.
The Materials
After testing hundreds of papers, we’ve chosen the best Italian paper for a velvety writing experience.

“Pages” Collection, 140 gsm
A premium ivory paper suitable for fountain pen and pencils. Handles a moderate use of watercolor and gouache.

“Dessin” Collection, 120 gsm
A smooth 100% cotton paper much like what Napoleon and Beethoven used. Perfect for calligraphy, writing, and drawing.

The Workmanship
We make every single book by hand.
When we say Soumkine is hand-made in France, we mean it.

The Result
Soumkine offers more than just a sketchbook with premium paper. A Soumkine Sketchbook is a luxury home for your works of art.
Try a Soumkine Sketchbook and feel the difference.
Made by artists... for artists of every kind.


 Now on pre-order to ship April 15.


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