Handcrafted Italian Leather Journal


  • A one-of-a-kind, luxurious journal for you to express your own unique works within its pages. This museum-quality journal is produced by our artisan team in Florence, Italy, to be passed down through generations. Our master bookbinder has 15 years of expertise in recovering historical books and holds a degree from the Italian ministry of cultural heritage. The finished product is stunning, with distressed leather structure and color marbling.
  • While other leather journals usually have low-quality binding and thin paper that allows ink to seep through, our journal contains 320 hand-stitched pages of the highest grade 28-lb. Acid-free archival paper. Our cream-colored, unlined strong drawing paper, is manufactured by Fabriano, the oldest paper mill in Europe, with a deckled edge for an old-world aesthetic. Writing and drawing in this rich book is a new level of indulgence, with the perfect surface for any form of ink, charcoal, or pencil.
  • Epica journals, like a good wine, are made to be enjoyed. Our book has an unrivaled elegance & attention to detail design, with hand-pressed panels for lay-flat opening and a delicate page marker. Three sizes are available for this exquisite diary: small – ideal for transporting; large – ideal for use as a guest book; extra-large – favored by artists. This diary will be enjoyed by generations to come as the perfect unique gift for the writing enthusiast to fill with their original writings.
  • Our passion at Epica is to entertain customers with the best handcrafted Italian leather notebooks, journals, and photo albums. We feel that elegance inspires people. We work diligently to ensure that elegance runs through every aspect of our work, spending time in Italy each year to create meaningful relationships with our artisans and craftsmen. With strong regard for bookbinding traditions, this notebook encompasses the history and beauty of this ancient art.
  • Unboxing an Epica journal is in and of itself a beautiful experience. With same-day fulfillment, free shipping, and our gracious replacement & returns policy, we design our impeccable personal service to be the same. If you are not satisfied with your men’s and women’s gratitude journals, please get in touch with us for a full refund. Epica is the start of a precious family heirloom. We’ll offer the canvas, and you’ll bring the memories to share for generations.

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Our team of artisans, directed by master bookbinder Andrea, lovingly handcrafts each timeless Epica Journal in Florence, Italy. Andrea has spent 15 years reconstructing writings from the Middle Ages after receiving a degree in historic bookbinding from the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage. The creamy, high-quality archival writing material in our journals is made by Fabriano, Europe’s oldest paper factory.

Our museum-quality leather journals are handcrafted with the highest-quality materials and meticulous attention to detail, and include:

  • 320 cream-colored archival pages with deckled edges are hand-cut and hand-stitched (160 paper leaves)
  • Rich, distressed Italian leather with handmade abrasions and subtle color marbling.
  • Hand-pressed hardcover panels for long-lasting stability.
  • 320 white pages
  • 28 pound acid-free paper stock
  • Light green page marker
  • Flyleaves that are green
  • A lovely gift and keepsake pouch with an embroidered fleur de lis.

Epica diaries are the ultimate indulgence for authors and artists, and will be passed down through centuries. With three sizes to select from – 6×8, 8×10, and 11×15 – our notebooks are luxury, one-of-a-kind presents for both men and women.

We work hard at Epica to provide consumers with the finest handcrafted journals and photo albums and to guarantee that elegance pervades every element of our work, visiting Italy every year to create ties with our craftsmen. With a strong appreciation for bookbinding traditions, our diaries capture the history and beauty of this old craft.

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