Paperblanks, though they are on the fancy side and much more expensive.
Other than that, not much problem around here (EU). There are plenty of paper companies producing good quality paper. I've seen good comments on Miquelrius, Unipapel and Liderpapel.notebooks from Spain. Clairefontaine from France and others (I have a couple DEHA, cork bound, that can't remember where I got 20+ years ago) I remember but can't find the original reference, about bible paper A5 FP-friendly notebooks. And I have had some good notebooks from Italy too, mostly from retail vendors in tourist cities (like Venice) who likely get them from local makers. I usually collect visit cards but just seem unable to find them now.
These are a Paperblanks (~A5) and a Miquelrius (A6 or A7) by a Kaweco Stonewashed Sport.
A small Clairefontaine one (no elastic band nor pocket) by a Kaweco Brass Sport.
I have also found many good quality (and affordable) notebooks sold at museums memorabilia shops (at least in large museums like El Prado, Modern Arts, etc) and even at artisan markets (though in this case it is highly variable and I usually rely on tact to decide before buying): I have some leather bound ones that I got in Chile and Argentina.
One from the artisan market at Los Dominicos, in Santiago de Chile, by a Kaweco Copper Liliput.
Oh, and go figure! I also have some very nice paper notebooks from Zara Home. With many thick, soft and nice FP-friendly sheets.
One from a museum (El Prado) over a second one from Zara Home
I just looked, and also have two wonderful black notebooks, with pocket and elastic band, and cream paper, but sadly they have no maker markings and I can't remember where did I get them from.
And yes, I also have way too many notebooks already and need to use them more.
What I want to say is that there are plenty of FP-friendly notebooks around, one just has to look for them, and not only at stationary shops.
Now if only I could learn to upload pictures in the proper orientation...
Edited by txomsy, 01 April 2019 - 20:13.