Notebook Addict of the Week: Elissa Altman

This week’s notebook addict is food writer Elissa Altman, who calls herself a “journal junkie” and shares these images at her blog Poor Man’s Feast: Here’s some of her thoughts about her addiction: I don’t know when it happened, exactly, or why, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been fanatical about notebooks. […]

A Notebook in “Eat, Pray, Love”

A wonderful passage from Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert: I found an empty notebook, opened it up to the first page– and only then did I open my mouth and speak those words into the air, letting them free. I let those words break […]

“Pens & The Post” Event at the Smithsonian Museum This Saturday

Someone from the Smithsonian wrote to me about this event, which sounds like wonderful family fun for pen and handwriting lovers! Jot this in your notebook as a must-do if you’re in the Washington DC area this weekend! WHAT: Pens & the Post: Collect, Correspond, Celebrate! WHEN: Saturday, May 29 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. […]

Peanuts Cartoon About Notebooks

A couple of readers emailed me about this wonderful Peanuts cartoon that ran yesterday– enjoy!

Moleskine Monday: A Fashion Accessory!

Here’s a young man whose red Moleskine is being seen as a key part of his personal style, according to this fashion column from the newsletter of Salt Lake City Community College: If I had to pick my favorite part of Braxton’s get-up, I would have to say his fire-engine-red Moleskine pocket notebook ( gets […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Sean

This week’s Notebook Addict has been intensively documenting his life in daily journals, kept over many years. The photo below shows 5 years’ worth of notebooks, from 1985 to 1990. I love how beat-up they are, totally covered with writing and doodles. Here’s 15 more journals covering 1994-2005: Here’s what Sean has to say about […]

International Fake Journal Month

I love this concept, and wish I had heard about it before now, as it occurs in April each year: International Fake Journal Month. Here’s the creator’s explanation: What Is International Fake Journal Month? Basically it’s a free pass to put anything in a journal that you might not otherwise put in. At least that’s […]

Smythson Notebooks for British Cabinet Members

This is amusing: Which Smythson notebook would you give to which Cabinet minister? Smythson are the makers of lovely little leather-covered notebooks with whimsical phrases embossed on the front. (Somewhere in my collection I have their “Blondes Brunettes Redheads” address book.) The proud holder of two royal warrants, Smythson of Bond Street (established in 1887 […]

Moleskine Monday: Customized Cahier with Vintage Photo Cover

This is one of the more interesting customized Moleskine Cahiers I’ve seen on Etsy. That’s a vintage snapshot sewn to the cover– very cool! Find out more at Strawberry Canyon Hike One of a Kind Moleskine by firandfeather.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Andrea

Andrea sent me these great photos of her notebook collection, with the notes below. Pen and ink lovers, there’s an extra bonus for you! I am student of classical archaeology (hardly working on the dissertation thesis) and few months ago I found your website. I was so glad that I am not the only one, […]