Back in 2008, we wrote a raving review of 3M’s Sheer Colors Post-It Notes. These transparent sticky notes were amazing because they made it simple to write in books that aren’t yours or in books that you plan to sell or pass along to someone else. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, 3M pulled the clear Post-Its from the market and we haven’t been able to find them in years.
In a promotion for the Organization of Moms program Avery recently launched, they sent me a box full of their products that they think are useful for moms. I haven’t really had time to learn about the program yet, but I did look through the box of freebies and discovered that Avery now makes clear sticky notes! And, best of all, the Avery NoteTabs brand has tabs so I can quickly find where I’ve made notes in the text:
The longer 3″ x 7.5″ NoteTabs are perforated in four places so you can adjust the length to fit your needs. Shown in the image are the 3″ x 3.5″ ones, and I used a highlighter and Sharpie on them. Pencil also works well when writing on the NoteTabs, but ballpoint pens aren’t stellar.
I really like the Avery clear NoteTabs, and wanted to pass news of them along to other bibliophiles — especially bibliophiles who rely on marginalia and are therefore reluctant to check books out from the library, borrow them from friends, or get rid of books after they’ve read them. Three cheers for the return of clear sticky notes! It is weird how excited I am about them.