I thought I’d share a few photos from some notebook shopping trips around NYC over the past few months. These were furtively snapped with my cell phone, so I apologize in advance for the image quality.
The first few pictures were taken at McNally Jackson Bookstore in the SoHo/NoLIta area of NYC. It’s a fabulous bookstore, and they have a very eclectic little stationery section too.
I wish I’d bought this first one, I love the look of the cover.
It’s hard to tell, but that’s a Leuchtturm notebook below.
Another attractive cover… I love white birch trees in real life, and I guess I like them on notebooks too.
A Moleskine lookalike branded as a travel journal from Rick Steves.
The photos below are from Kinokuniya Bookstore in midtown, right across from Bryant Park. I went there before Christmas and was in total overload at the shelves and shelves of cool Japanese notebooks, pens, stickers and other assorted items.
If you like the charmingly random use of English sometimes found on Japanese products, then you’ll love the notebook below. The cover reads “Guildford is the most charming and lovely town in Surrey. It has maintained its attractive rural villages, riverside walks, gardens, and Tudor architectures.”
I didn’t take good notes on all the brands I found in either place, but I bought a couple of things at Kinokuniya that I’ll review soon. In the meantime, I highly recommend a visit to both shops if you happen to be in New York!