In 1918, Emílio da Silva Braga founded in Rua Nova do Almada what would become one of the best stationery shops in Lisbon. It sold notebooks that were purposely made for trade, accounting or legal activities. Almost a century later, and now in the hands of the fourth generation of the family, Emílio Braga Stationery continues to produce the most distinctive of its products: the famous “galocha”, named after the binding technique used in it. A pocket sized notebook, totally handmade, with shagreen leather on the cover and resistant spine and corners, bound in colourful fabric. It is the genuine Portuguese notebook – also available in an exclusive edition for A Vida Portuguesa, reproducing the pattern of old wrapping papers on the cover.