Field Notes is a major sponsor of the Morning News’ Tournament of Books, and every year they celebrate the tournament by creating a specially themed notebook for the occasion. The notebooks are sold as singles and 100% of the proceeds from them are donated to the 826 National, which provides free educational programs to under-resourced youth. This year, the Rooster Book looks like this:
The party is all in the back, with this year’s ToB Rooster logo:
I really feel like colouring it in crazy psychedelic colours.
The notebook is lined, and the craft front cover is pretty standard for a Field Notes:
Again the back is where it’s at, with a list of this year’s Tournament of Books contenders.
You can check off the books that you’ve read, and I admit it was pretty fun checking almost all of them off.
This is a cool little edition that helps out two wonderful causes. The only thing I would change about it is its publication date. If Field Notes would have issued it at the time the list of contenders was announced then you could really use this notebook to follow along with the tournament. But I bought a few notebooks as a memento of my plan to read all the books in the tournament this year, and excellent for that.