The 10 Best Address Books

Updated January 17, 2017 by Tina Morna Freitas

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Not everyone wants to turn on a computer or type with their thumbs every time they need to send a letter. If you're one of those people who prefers to keep a paper record of all your contacts, check out the address books on this list. We've included small, portable options along with larger, desk-sized ones. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best address book on Amazon.

10. Little Black Book

The compact Little Black Book by Peter Pauper Press has an attractive striped inside cover and is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It's the perfect size for someone who wants to have their address book with them everywhere they go.
  • elastic closure
  • space for over 600 contacts
  • black cover smudges easily
Brand Peter Pauper Pre
Model pending
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

9. Fringe Studio Alphabet

The stylish Fringe Studio Alphabet is a slightly larger desk sized book with unique artwork and a fabric and ribbon binding that would complement any decor. Each alphabetical tabbed divider is an intro page that features an inspirational quote.
  • 5 entries per page
  • extra areas for birthdays and notes
  • pages cannot be moved or customized
Brand Fringe Studio
Model 983002
Weight 14.4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

8. Studio Oh! Rotary

The Studio Oh! Rotary features an old fashioned Bakelite phone on the front, but it has plenty of modern updates, like a separate section for passwords. Each of the 432 entries has a space for personal email addresses, social media and websites.
  • 24 calling cards included
  • correction labels for updates
  • paper is a little thin
Brand Studio Oh
Model 86352
Weight 8.8 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

7. Abbeville Press Norman Rockwell

The Abbeville Press Norman Rockwell is the perfect gift for someone who enjoys the the artist's classic illustrations. There are 40 pages of full-color images throughout the book, each with an interesting summary about the work of art.
  • lots of space for writing
  • spiral-bound so pages lay flat
  • pages can be difficult to turn
Brand Abbeville Press
Model 3414144
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

6. JD Seals Large Print

The JD Seals Large Print is more than just an address book. It has a monthly section for birthdays and includes a variety of information, like birthstones, traditional anniversary gifts and signs of the Zodiac. You also have the option to personalize the cover with a name.
  • laminated alphabetical tabs
  • makes a great gift
  • only one space for phone numbers
Brand JDSeals
Model pending
Weight 10.1 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

5. Moleskine Classic Pocket

The Moleskine Classic Pocket offers flexibility with its plain ruled pages that are not labeled into sections. You can choose what contact information you want to include or use it for a variety of other things you want to alphabetize, like recipes.
  • bookmark ribbon
  • acid-free paper
  • too small for larger handwriting
Brand Moleskine
Model S01011
Weight 5 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Kate Spade New York

If you want an address book with a classic but fun style, the cover of the Kate Spade New York has a retro pink telephone on it. This book also features 24 monthly pages in the back to help you keep track of important birthdays and anniversaries.
  • 146 contact pages
  • handy interior pocket
  • a bit overpriced
Brand Kate Spade New York
Model 825466934009
Weight 11.2 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

3. At-A-Glance Black

Just the right size to take anywhere you go, the At-A-Glance Black is small enough to slip easily into your purse or backpack. It is wire-bound for durability, and the lightweight cover is soft and flexible with a faux leather look.
  • each letter has its own tab
  • room for 900 names
  • no space for email addresses
Brand At-A-Glance
Model 80-201-05
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

2. C.R. Gibson Sardinia

The versatile C.R. Gibson Sardinia is refillable so you can customize the sections to have more entries where you need them. Each page holds four records, and it comes loaded and ready for 440 contacts. Coordinating note cards and photo albums are also available.
  • six-ring binder
  • cover wipes clean
  • alphabetical tabbed dividers
Brand C.R. Gibson
Model A1-14090
Weight 14.4 ounces
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Peter Pauper Press Making Connections

The trendy cover of the Peter Pauper Press Making Connections has a distressed-look and fun messages in block letters that will look great in any office. It comes in a generous size with plenty of space to include multiple phone numbers per entry.
  • hardcover spiral bound book
  • big print is easy to read
  • thick durable pages
Brand Peter Pauper Press Maki
Model pending
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 17, 2017 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and two cats. She enjoys making and sipping margaritas and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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