Canson XL Sketch Books
Canson XL Watercolor Books feature 100 sheets of 50lb paper, wirebound with a hard cover. The sheets are microperforated for clean removal, and the ivory colored paper has a medium tooth that erases cleanly. This is a great book for sketchers and illustrators to work out concepts. Like all items in Canson's XL line, these books have an appealing combination of performance and value.
FLAX art & design is a genuine Oakland institution. Opening their first store in 1938, they're now on their 3rd generation of family ownership and have recently relocated to a beautiful new Downtown location that could best be described as a "toy store for artists." 80 years in and they're still putting art and community front and center. You can visit them at their own site here, or find more of their products right here on Keep Oakland Alive.