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 Top Questions


Great question! The Confidant is a hardcover notebook, the Vanguard is softcover. The Confidant comes as a single notebook, while the Vanguard comes in 3-packs. Both are available in three different sizes: Pocket, Flagship, and Plus.
Ask and you shall receive! Our notebooks come in three sizes: Pocket, Flagship, and Plus. Pocket is 3.5" x 5" (89mm x 127mm), Flagship is 5.4" x 7.7" (137mm x 196mm), and Plus is 7" x 10" (178mm x 254mm). Both the Confidant and Vanguard are available in all 3 sizes.
Hold onto your hat, this list is long! We currently ship to the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saint Lucia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Western Sahara. Local customs charges may apply. Stay tuned for more!
Absolutely! We make custom books for companies like Facebook, Google, Nike, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, and plenty more. Shoot us an email and we'll get started, or head to the Custom Books page to contact us. Custom Books »

Product Questions


Great question! The Confidant is a hardcover notebook, the Vanguard is softcover. The Confidant comes as a single notebook, while the Vanguard comes in 3-packs. Both are available in three different sizes: Pocket, Flagship, and Plus.
Ask and you shall receive! Our notebooks come in three sizes: Pocket, Flagship, and Plus. Pocket is 3.5" x 5" (89mm x 127mm), Flagship is 5.4" x 7.7" (137mm x 196mm), and Plus is 7" x 10" (178mm x 254mm). Both the Confidant and Vanguard are available in all 3 sizes.
All of our notebooks are specifically designed for ideation. This means that our goal is to have a large amount of pages per book, as opposed to only a few thick pages. We have found that our paper works well with many fountain pens, depending on the nib width and flow.
Our paper is off white 90gsm.
Our dot grid is perfectly* spaced at 0.5cm (0.2"). *In our humble opinion. ;)
Absolutely! We make custom books for companies like Facebook, Google, Nike, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, and plenty more. Shoot us an email and we'll get started, or head to the Custom Books page to contact us. Custom Books »
You get three Vanguards in every pack!
Fantastic question! You can grab more refills right through our site, or find any compatible refill that fits the dimensions of a Schmidt P8126. Buy more refills »
Our Guardians are made with real leather. As with any leather product, there may be small imperfections. This is completely normal!
The Guardian is specifically designed for the Confidant in Flagship size. It does not fit the Vanguard!
Excellent question! The Squire, Guardian, and Manifesto are all made in the USA. The Confidant, Vanguard, Archer and Accessories, and Refills are made in Taiwan, China, Portugal, and Germany. Mosaic and Spark are made in the USA. All of our products are designed in New York City.
Aw shucks, you’re making us blush. Our Limited Editions are designed to inspire and delight—we put a lot of heart and soul into making them happen.
Ok, ok, we snuck this one in. Hope you enjoy our products!

Order Questions


Hold onto your hat, this list is long! We currently ship to the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saint Lucia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Western Sahara. Local customs charges may apply. Stay tuned for more!
Yes! We currently offer free US shipping for orders $25+, and we have subsidized shipping to countries around the world. (What is subsidized shipping? It means we pay a portion of the shipping to help lower the cost for you!)
That depends on where your order is going! We provide an estimated delivery period on checkout, and we send a tracking number via email so you can track your package.
We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, and Bitcoin.
We do! You can order instant giftcards, which are delivered by email, or physical gift cards, which are delivered by snail mail.
If you order an instant gift card then you'll receive it right away via email. If you order a physical gift card, it depends on where your gift card is going! We provide an estimated delivery period on checkout, and we send a tracking number via email so you can track your gift card.

Subscription Questions


Great question! Everyone uses their tools differently, but at some point we all run out of pages, ink, or pencils. You can subscribe right from the product pages to have your tools delivered when you need them.
Yes you can! When you checkout just use the gift receiver's address for the "Shipping Address" and you'll be all set.

Company Questions


Baron Fig makes meticulously designed tools for thinkers.
Our Mission: To champion thinkers around the world through inspiration and imagination.
The process of creating can be boiled down to a simple dichotomy: Discipline and Impulse. The creative journey revolves around having the discipline to stick with it and the impulse to go places you and others haven't. The Greek gods/brothers Apollo (discipline) and Dionysus (impulse) represent this dichotomy perfectly. "Baron" is derived from the Apollonian symbol of "soldier", and "Fig" is a symbol of Dionysus. Thus Baron Fig, Discipline & Impulse.
People who enjoy exploring their ideas, either professionally or in their personal life. To name a few: Designers, Journalists, Illustrators, Entrepreneurs, Students, Writers, Choreographers, Architects, Musicians, Poets, Engineers—and so on.
Thank you! There is one thing we need your help with: spreading the word.

We want to provide you with well designed tools for thinkers for the long run, and in order to achieve this we need people to know that Baron Fig exists! Here are a few things you can do to help ensure Baron Fig will continue to be available:

Like us on Facebook »
It may seem like a simple thing, but following us on Facebook allows you to see status updates, launch dates, new products, and more.

Follow us on Twitter »
Similar to Facebook, connecting with us on Twitter allows you to take a peek into the daily goings on at Baron Fig, as well as have a quick and easy direct line of communication with us. (Feel free to say hello!)

Stay updated via Email »
Every new announcement goes out by email first—connect with us to get updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Please take a moment to help with any or all of the above—every little bit helps us get the word out!

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