Notebook Addict of the Week: Not So Very Ordinary Girl

This week’s addict was doing some spring cleaning: The strangest part of this clean-up has been all of the notebooks. I have dozens of notebooks and journals. Many are blank, so my message to you is this: do not buy me a notebook or journal of any kind for the next 10 years. I don’t […]

Win a Quiver Pen Holder!

The Quiver is a new product made to add handy pen storage to your Moleskine or similarly sized notebook: They come in black or brown leather, sized to fit large or pocket Moleskines. They should also work with Ecosystem or Piccadilly or other hardcover notebooks of the same size, or even a bit larger. Since […]

Review: Revolver Notebook

The Revolver Journal is a relatively new introduction to the notebook scene– I say relatively, because they sent me a sample over a year ago and I’m just now getting around to reviewing it! The concept, basically, is that you get two notebooks in one: a lined notebook and a plain notebook, with a blue […]

How To Make Library Card Notebooks

Here’s a neat tutorial on how to make cute little notebooks out of library cards: Find out more at paper n stitch – Make These: Little Library Card Notebooks – A daily dose of handmade, design, and style inspiration.

Paperback Notebooks

These look pretty cool: Paperback Notebooks at Better Living Through Design. The covers are made of old second-hand books, rather than just reproducing the art.

Moleskine Monday: Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

“Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares” is a new novel by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the authors of “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” In the book, two teenagers write messages to each other in a red Moleskine: Dash stumbles across a notebook that Lily leaves on a shelf at the Strand. He quickly solves […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Gerard

Gerard is a curator and arts educator who emailed me some great photos of his “Idea Books,” which he’s filled nearly 40 of over the years: I love the idea of having notebooks dedicated solely to ideas and creativity. And you know how I can tell Gerard is an extremely creative guy? Look at the […]

Graphic Image Leather Journals & Notebooks

Here’s some nice looking leather bound journals– they’re not cheap but they can be personalized and would make a nice gift: Graphic Image Leather Journals & Notebooks. I particularly like that travel journal with color maps in the back!

Review: Handmade Journal by Deafmessanger

“Deafmessanger” is Kucin, an artist living in Prague. He sells his notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks and postcards in lots of locations around Europe, as well as at Bluestockings and Spoonbill and Sugartown here in NYC. He contacted me a few months ago and offered me a sample journal to review– when I took a look at […]

Historical Notebooks: Diaries of John Wilkes Booth and Theodore Roosevelt

Former Notebook Addict of the Month Paul has sent me some more tips about interesting notebooks. First is an article from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society about a diary belonging to John Wilkes Booth. It was in his possession when he was captured after assassinating Abraham Lincoln. In the diary, Booth made […]