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Notebooks in Cairo: 10 Egyptian Brands that Offer a Safe Haven for Your Thoughts ‎

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Notebooks in Cairo: 10 Egyptian Brands that Offer a Safe Haven for Your Thoughts ‎
    written by
    Dina Mokhtar

    Slowing the world down, the pandemic has been keeping almost all of us homebound for months now. Let us admit that this physical confinement has given our brains the time for reflection.  Instead of locking your thoughts inside your head, jot them down in a notebook that will, later on, be a documentary on a slice of your personal history. 

    Here’s a list of 10 Egyptian brands that offer your thoughts the space to evolve:

    Hani Mahfouz:                                                                                     

     
     
     
     
     
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    Founded by artist Hani Mahfouz, the long-standing local brand offers weekly and daily agendas, which you can order through its website.

    YM Sketch:

     
     
     
     
     
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    A successful local brand that has been around since 2016; YM Sketch, founded by artist Yasmeen Mowafy, offer a vast selection of notebook designs that cater to all tastes. Check the whole lot on the website, where you can order whatever catches your eye. 

    Nootah:

     
     
     
     
     
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    The brand boasts a delightful array of notebooks, as well as to-do list pads that will help keep your daily routines in line. Not only that, but Nootah also gives you the chance to unleash the designer in you, offering you the option to create your own design. Shop for your new notebook here

    Dawenha:

     
     
     
     
     
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    Offering a collection of notebooks, to-do lists, and shopping lists, Dawenha also has a poetic product that will cater to all the hopeless romantics out there; Marasel, a notebook whose leaves are letter-formatted. The notebook also comes with stamps and envelopes. Check the collection here.

    Grain Studio:

     
     
     
     
     
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    The brand’s collection of handcrafted notebooks come in various shapes and sizes. Grain Studio’s website is soon to launch, but you can still shop through its Instagram account.

    The Write Concept:

     
     
     
     
     
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    Known for its sleek designs, The Write Concept offers a range of notebooks that you can find at Diwan, Virgin Megastores, Mitcha, Bakier, and Pop up Shop Egypt.

    Mariam Rabeh:

     
     
     
     
     
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    Mariam Rabeh has a selection of notebooks that come in various sizes and designs, which you can shop through the brand’s Instagram account.

    Toujours:

     
     
     
     
     
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    Fashion inspired, Toujours has a round of wired notebooks, which you can shop through the brand’s Instagram account.

    Nas:

     
     
     
     
     
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    The apparel brand also offers some of its famous designs printed on wired notebooks, which you can shop through their website.

    Note To Be:

     
     
     
     
     
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    Famous for its The Bride Planner, Note To Be also has a variety of notebooks, as well as to-do lists, which you can purchase online.  

     

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