The Orange Manuscript for sale

After long time setting up the pages and testing, The Orange Manuscript is finally ready. A facsimile compiling 120 selected pages, copies from my original notebooks.

How could I define my undetermined writing? This artwork itself is a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy (as someone said) and also a part of me. A holder to keep ideas and experiences with full passion and dedication. Discover by yourself the feelings traveling along its pages.

The Orange Manuscript includes the following pages:


Update: Since end of July 2020 cover is made of real leather. Pages remain the same.

Tittle: The Orange Manuscript / El manuscrito Naranja
Size: 14 x 9 x 1,7 cm
Number of pages: 120
Paper: Vergè (laid) 100g/m2
Cover: Hard, black color and real leather
Bookbinding: Bound by hand

Each copy is numbered and signed.
Pages written during the period of time 2015 and earlier.
Produced in small batches. Check availability before placing an order.

Price: 285 EUR

Each copy is numbered and signed.
International certified shipping included.
IVA/VAT included in the price, when applied (inside European Union).
Shippings to worldwide.

How to order:

There are 3 ways:

1. Email me to naranjacorreo@gmail.com to place an order. Worldwide shipping from Spain.

2. 🇺🇸 USA customers can also buy directly here:
Amarillo Stationery is an online shop based in USA. 
You can pay directly in USD. Domestic shipping from Chicago.

3. 🇯🇵 Japan customers can buy directly here:

Wanderlust is an online shop based in Japan.
You can pay directly in JPY. Domestic shipping from Japan.

BITCOIN accepted. Send me an email to pay in BTC.

Digital version

There is a digital version of The Orange Manuscript in pdf to watch in screen. It’s free and you can see it or download it here or click on the PDF icon.

Feel free to share the link with other humans, aliens or robots!


Varenikje said...

I am so excited to get one of these! I can hardly wait!!

Robert Ballou said...

Received mine the other day and it is awesome. Meticulously packaged and arrived safe and sound.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I ordered this! I love pouring through the pages! No matter how many times I have looked at a page I always find something new to discover... So many hidden gems!!! Thank you for sharing your notebooks!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful piece of art that any notebook lover will savor! Great attention to detail making each page a unique treasure.

Unknown said...

I received your extraordinary package yesterday. I had intended to save it for Christmas, but I couldn’t.

I love it so much - everything, the packaging, the little inserts, the drawings, the thoughts, ideas, and humor. I am much better in French than Spanish, but I can still understand quite a bit. Enough to be inspired, to learn, and to laugh.

It’s hard to believe you actually work at this size, at first I thought you must have reduced it down in printing, but the size of the stamps tells me no, this is the original size. Unbelievable, and I thought I wrote small. It also boggles my mind how you managed to print the pages so perfectly. It seems like you would have to had to take your original notebook apart to get the gutter to print so perfectly. Not that you would not be capable of this, given the beautiful re-binding.

Thank you, José, glad you are there, are working, and sharing.

MAI said...

A page of 1 page is a wonderful book like a treasure.
A lettering, the color, a picture and sticker etc,everything is beautiful.
The affection one made as much as is being excited about this book I didn't make.

Anonymous said...

I bumped into Jose's Instagram page when I was searching some travelling notebook pics. I am lucky to have one of the Orange Manuscript as it is really amazing. It just make me feel like I want to follow Jose's footprints and do what he does at the moment.

Thank you so much, for sharing the incredible experience with us all around the world.

I would love to see more manuscripts coming out soon.


socksahoy.blogspot.ca/ said...

Jose is a true Artist. Each and every page is a wonder. The illustrations, the graphics and layout are all meticulous. This will be a treasured object and will take an honoured place on my mantle along with some other treasured books. Thank you for this work of art. I hope there are more in the future. Carla

Fabrice from France said...

I found Jose Naranja Instagram account when surfing and searching some good information about notebooks, artist illustrations, traveler's notebook community.
Then found also his blog, here. And order my Orange Manuscript too.
What an amazing production, realization, dream-come-true ... well ... speechless ! This was a pure magic instant when opening the box, opening the craft paper, having this magic little notebook in my hands, readung pages after pages.
Thanks a lot Jose for this testimony.
In the present days of numeric supports and digital transformation, nothing for me is better than paper, drawing, pencils, watercolors.
You know, here in France, we are still dreaming in front of Lascaux's Cave pre-historic paints, even if iPhones are in our pocket.
This is what you are doing Jose, with your production. Keep it ! Let us dreaming in front of your amazing notebooks.
I can wait until the next release of a new Orange Manuscript.

David.C said...

I had the chance to host my old friend Jose at home in Amsterdam and finally got to see his impressive art live. We know each other for more than 12 years and to the date, every single time I meet up or I speak to him keeps fascinating me with his art and passion for creation. His story and way to see life is fantastic and absolutely unique. The good news is that anyone can get a glance of that through his marvelous "The Orange Manuacrit". A handmade copy Made out of his best notebook pages. Every single drawing is handmade by him. There are no words to describe all the thoughts and ideas hidden in the manuscript. Have a look at his Instagram channel (with over 100.000 followers and counting) to have a look at all his creations and art. His own interpretation of the Spanish "Juego de la Oca", named "El Viaje de Danau", where absolutely every inch of picture hides tons of secrets and stories is ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING.

And there are simply no words to describe his Manuscrit. Probably the best invested money ever. A journey to his thoughs and phylosophy. A must for any art collector, live lover and curuious mind.

Dixiechick 1317 said...

This Orange Manuscript is a magnificent piece of art! I am thrilled that I ordered one.

Anonymous said...

I was looking through my instagram page when I stumbled upon your orange manuscript. Absolutely beautiful. I don't think I've ever been this inspired by a work of art. Truly breathtaking.

Nifty said...

I love my Orange Manuscript and can't wait to buy Volume 2 if and when Jose decides to make it! Please read my interview with Jose at Notebook Stories: AN INTERVIEW WITH JOSÉ NARANJA, CREATOR OF THE ORANGE MANUSCRIPT

Unknown said...

I received my copy of the manuscript yesterday! An amazing notebook, beautifully illustrated and written. A work of art. I am looking forward to reading all of its pages!!

Belén García said...

I've just recieved my Manuscript, and I must say it has surpassed all my expectations. It's nonot a simple Note book. Its a global piece of art. Drawings, calligraphy and texts offer an endless number of details, and also an amazing sense of humour. I'm still laughing with José's proposal for Barcelona's Aesthetic change.....

José, congratulations. I keep waiting for new editions. Your manuscript will be readed and enjoyed again and again.

Liz McAuley said...

I took advantage of the Black Friday sale to purchase the Orange Manuscript. It is absolutely stunning. I received it very promptly. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is incredible. The print quality and colors are excellent. It's a very inspiring journal - every page is a work of art. I do some traveling of my own and this has really inspired me to keep a more visual journal on my next trip. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Anonymous said...

as soon as I have $350! : )

BP said...

Inspiración pura. Gracias por compartir, ahorraré para mí Orange Manuscript.

Unknown said...

received the package today. it is a superb book, congratulations and thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

What language is it written in?

Unknown said...

Does it come translated in English? such beautiful details.

Armando said...

I received my Orange Manuscript yesterday and am absolutely and positively amazed by the beauty of it; both inside and out. The manuscript comes very well packaged and all of the details Jose includes (inserts, notes, the string used to tie the wrapping paper) are so perfectly made and/or selected.

Yesterday I was like a little kid with my new book. I could not wait to start going through it. I have been savoring every page, reading every word and looking at every detail in each page. As such, I am not even half-way through the book as of today (though I have peeked ahead...).

This book is an investment I gladly made for a couple of reasons. First, Jose deserves our support for providing us with such meticulous and wonderful art. Second, for strictly selfish reasons... I had to have my own copy and see those great pages right in front of my eyes while holding such quality work in my own hands!

Thanks Jose and much continued success to you.

You have an admirer and friend in Puerto Rico for when you decide to make your Naranja Trip Around the Caribbean!


Unknown said...

Jose, Thank you so much for this work! Such a lovely little volume, and the care taken with each aspect of it - the paper, the binding - does justice to the art inside. Keep it up, i cant wait to see what you di nsxt 🧡🧡

Anonymous said...

Dear José, thank you very much for this beautiful artwork. It arrived safely in Europe and will be a wonderful present for my husband. Thanks for handling everything so professionally.
Best wishes! Alin

Griffin said...

Dear Jose,

Many thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork! It was very nicely packaged and arrived safely in New Jersey. I am both awed and inspired from every page of this journal. I will keep checking your blog to see what's your latest creation.



Carol Walls said...

Dear José,

I just received my exquisite Orange Manuscript. It was so carefully packaged. What a treat to unwrap and reveal such a lovely book. I plan to spend the afternoon drinking in every delicious page. Thank you, José, for adding such beauty and magic into our world.

Kindest regards,
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Suzanne Harmon said...

Just received the breathtaking Orange Manuscript - it is a pleasure from the moment I opened the envelope! It is beautifully packaged to begin with - and as I opened it and began looking through the pages - I was just mesmerized. José’s meticulous artistry shines on every page.

Unknown said...

This book is truly a treasure!!! The packaging made it even more of a delight to receive. I feel like I'm delving into a secret, magic, alchemical manuscript every time I open it. Thank you for making it available! I look forward to collecting more of your beautiful work.

Alice said...

I received this amazing little book a little while ago, and have been enjoying it so much. It really is a treasure. The packaging and the personal note on the wrapping paper, the string tied round the package, the size of the book, the writing, the paintings and drawings, the scraps from various travels - it is all so lovely.

My teenaged granddaughter and I are off on an exciting trip together, and we are taking the Orange Manuscript with us to inspire us to keep our own travel notebooks! Thank you, José, for sharing your creation.

Cheryl Lew said...

I very much appreciate the care and detailing of even the packaging--simple but perfect. And of course the MSS itself--clearly exceeds my expectations. I thought about purchasing this for many many months. And am very happy to have done so.

Unknown said...

I love this book. Lovely book. And in every pages are so exciting

Anonymous said...

It was an amazing artwork and I love it.

Andra said...

I bought the orange manuscript for a birthday present, and it was a total success. It is so beautifully made, you are truly gifted. Hope you will come to Romania soon, can't wait to see my country through your eyes.
Thank you!

Alexia said...

Me encanta tanto! Debo haber admirado el empaquetado por unos 30 minutos antes de abrirlo. La obra de arte es increíble y voy a llevarlo conmigo a todas partes.Gracias y envío rápido estupendo.

Alexia said...

English version: I love it so much! I must have admired the packaging for 30 minutes before opening it. The artwork is amazing and I'm going to take it with me everywhere. Thanks and super fast shipping.

J Smith said...

Oh my goodness. This journal is simply MAGNIFICENT. Such a joy to wander through.
So glad I bought it. So glad you made it.

J Smith said...

This Journal is simply MAGNIFICENT. i love it.

Diepak Kisoensingh said...

I received my copy of the Orange Manuscript within one week of ordering. Package was really classy and nice. Leaving through the journal is such a pleasure! It should be put in a museum, but I'm very happy to have a copy of my very own! Thank you for creating such a wonderful piece of art!

Unknown said...

Un trabajo de veras fenomenal. Cuanto tiempo te toma hacer un cuaderno? Parece un trabajo súper minucioso y que requiere mucha paciencia.

The Writer's Wife said...

I love this book! It is a beautiful piece of art. It is inspiring and wonderful to look at. I love the personalized packaging. Thanks!

Katerina said...

I recommend this wonderful piece of art to all the book/planner/travel journa lovers! The orange manuscript is gorgeous, beautifully made on a high quality paper and with all the extra touches to make it the way it is. All the drawings and texts will make you want to flip thru it on and on! I feel privileged to own it.
As a bonus, Jose is very kind and it was a pleasure to buy his art from him.

handmade by tanteute said...

I received your beautiful journal , a piece of art, today. I am blown away. It’s phantastic.

Very Happy 😊 said...

We ordered this extraordinarily beautiful notebook as a gift for our daughter’s birthday - seeing her delight on opening it is a memory to be treasured as much as the book itself. We feel very privileged to have such an intricate and beautiful piece of art. Thank you!

The Orrerer said...

Excuse me, is that Lenin, as an astronaut? (Or, cosmonaut, I suppose.) That's amazing.

vidis said...

José, You are skilled in so many ways. One way that occurs to me is your sense for layout and alignment -- as though you see how the page will look before you make it. Is layout something that you studied heavily as an engineer? I'm curious to know how you approach planning each page. I submit this comment with respect and gratitude.

renef said...


Thank you so much for the beautiful book. It arrived and surprised my sister beyond words. I appreciate you taking the time for the dedication. It will be treasured for a long time.



Unknown said...

After admiring the pictures online over many months I finally purchased The Orange Manuscript. It is wonderful and lives up to all of the glowing comments that others have left before me. I enjoy thumbing through for entertainment and inspiration, time after time. Thank you for sharing your creation and for being so pleasant and responsive.
Sarah from Sydney

Unknown said...

Wow what a unique, fascinating and dream evoking piece of art! I purchased this as a gift for my husband and as an art lover and traveller it was perfect. It is absolutely beautifully presented and the intricate detail is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing this Jose and also for going out of your way to make sure it arrived on time to New Zealand for Christmas day!

Unknown said...

I discovered the art of Jose Naranja browsing online one day. I was feeling very uninspired and let down in my artistic career (as an animator) at that time but seeing the orange manuscript inspired me to be passionate about art once again.

I went on the website and emailed Jose asking if the orange manuscript was still available. ( I didn’t think it would be ) but I was in luck and there was also a discount for Black Friday! The price is expensive but that is because the book is handmade. I think it’s worth it for something that I will keep forever. I waited quite some time for the little book to be delivered all the while going on his website to look at his art as every time I looked at the same pictures I could find something new and inspiring.

I am very glad that I now have a travel size version of his art that I can take with me everywhere. But I’m still going to follow him on Instagram and check his website regularly as I love seeing the new things he comes up with. He has inspired me to start my own art journal and also another sketchbook specifically for fantasy creatures/myths and legends. I discovered his art at the perfect time and now my passion is back! I actually enjoy making my own art again and who knows? Maybe one day I can live my dream of travelling and drawing in my own sketchbook as my career.

Thank you for the wonderful drawings I will look at and enjoy them often.

Nan said...

I just received Jose’s beautiful book. It is truly wonderful. I will be spending many hours enjoying every little detail. The book is packed in a neat little box and survived the shipping process in perfect condition. I was not a PayPal user and he was very patient guiding me through purchasing the book. I found him via a Instagram contact. I saw how beautiful the book was and had to have my own copy. Thank you Jose!

Will there be a second book coming in the future? Fingers crossed

ARGOT said...

El manuscrito Naranja es un viaje onírico al país de la caligrafía exquisita de la mano de José Naranja.
Está lleno de curiosidades, notas cargadas de recuerdos y curiosidades de planetas, historias y personajes. Una cosmología brillante y fascinante.
Está muy bien hecho y la reproducción de la copia es de alta calidad, se lo recomiendo a todo el mundo que tenga el gusto por las letras.

cricket said...

I am so excited to get one of these! I can hardly wait!!

Pubg wallpapers

Judi D. said...

I've waited years to acquire the Orange Manuscript - and it was well worth the wait. It was so beautifully and respectfully packaged; such a joy to unwrap. I am a bookbinder myself, so I can really appreciate the skill that went into this volume. Everything is so detailed that I know it will take me a long time to see and enjoy each page. Kudos to Jose'!

Unknown said...

Just received mine, really beautiful work. I'm very happy to have it.

Juan said...

It took us a long time to decide what to give our friend Janna for her birthday. A very special occasion requires a special present at it was not easy... When I saw the Orange Manuscript for the first time I knew it was THE present. She is also into sketching (janna295) and I was sure she would love it... as it was the case.
The Manuscript is not only a beautiful piece of art, it is a passport, a plane ticket to the places you'r love to be.
Simplemente gracias.

Unknown said...

Une petite merveille que ce manuscrit orange. Chaque page vaut qu’on s’y arrête et on ne se lasse pas de le feuilleter. Merci à José pour l’envoi rapide et soigné. J’attends la prochaine sortie d’un autre livre avec impatience !

Conelmate said...

Me costó decidirme a comprarlo, por el precio y porque no estaba segura de que llegara a la Argentina sano y salvo. ¡Pero llegó y valió la pena la espera! Es absolutamente hermoso y como el formato es más de cuaderno que de libro, es como tener el original. La impresión es espectacular y se lee todo, incluso esa página que tiene letra como de un milímetro. Tenía miedo de que fuese un poco frágil, pero es bien sólido y se puede hojear y manosear sin miedo.
Por la foto esa que muestra todas las página que se incluyen pensé que quizás eran pocas, pero es perfecto.
¡Gracias, José!

Marimar16 said...

Absolutely best money I spent!
Beautiful artwork and great philosophy!
Highly recommended!!!
I will treasure this little book !


Roman said...

The art is really amazing and beautiful
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ThisisQris said...

I am so happy there is a digital version! Such wonderful artwork that makes ordinary things magical. Thank you Mr. Naranja for making it available!

Rachael Ann Mare said...

I got it on Thursday last week and I absolutely love it. I haven't looked at the whole thing yet; I'm going through it slowly, a little at a time, savoring it. My Spanish isn't even that great (I can sort of read it), but it is such a beautiful experience even without the words. I feel like I've been let in to someone's private world of wonder. What a special gem, and the kind of thing I feel is fast disappearing and undervalued in our increasingly digital-only world. It was so beautifully packaged and is just overall such a great feast for all the senses, tactile as well as visual. I am SO GLAD such a thing like this still exists in the world, and I hope you are able to continue making more.

tsuyoshi said...

It is a work of art that stimulates creativity.

I'm glad I bought it.

I would like to purchase another book if I have the opportunity.

Thank you very much.

Hamna Javed said...

nice post

Claudia M. said...

I recently purchased the Orange Manuscript. It was carefully packaged and filled with inspirational art. Thank you, Jose for sharing your craft. I can't wait to purchase the Nautilus Manuscript, but first I'm going to enjoy this first one. Carry own, you are truly talented.