Here’s some more notebook fans in search of their own personal holy grail… can you help?
Has anyone ever seen an “Adult Perpetual Diary” like the one shown here:
I had one when I was about 13, which I used to write down school assignments–I bought it at Woolworth’s, and was thrilled by seeing “adult” on the cover.
However, I haven’t seen one in over 30 years, and when I Googled the phrase, this was the only hit it received.
Have you ever seen this?
I am going NUTS trying to find a journal/sketchbook combo that has lines on one side and is blank on the other side of the page. I’ve found a few, but none that can be bought online or in the US. Any suggestions?
Actually, I think the Dialogue notebooks I reviewed might be available in some US retailers now.
What I am after is an A5 or A4 sized, hardcover, spiral bound notebook with alternating lined/plain pages (either whole pages or lined one side, blank the other). Seems like no-one makes such a thing, or do they?
The Dialogue notebooks I mention above aren’t spiral-bound, unfortunately…
From another reader:
In elementary school we used to always use the same style of journal. They had manila covers with a red spine (tape spine) with “JOURNAL” in big red letters vertically next to the spine. Any chance you know where to get these? I am 21 so it’s been a while since I’ve been in elementary school and I don’t even know if they exist anymore. I’ve tried looking but the internet has been no help and the stores i go to don’t have them.
Hi, I am a daily writer, I write at least 3 pages a day, sometimes more obviously, but with that kind of prolific nature, in many ways a small notebook isnt practical for me, as I would have to keep buying and buying them. i recently bought those massive 500 page Michael Roger blank notebooks [perhaps this?], which worked well, but ive been using Roger for years now and Im tired of it.
Do you know of any notebooks that like Roger have options where you can really go wild with the page count and have hundreds and hundreds of pages in one notebook?
Many of the notebooks like rhodia and moleskine, while obviously great, are too small for these things. I’d use of 90 pages in about a month or so.
There’s the huge sketchbook I mentioned in this post, but that’s only 348 pages. There are also the StartHere notebooks that link their covers together and theoretically become an infinite notebook, but I’m not sure that would solve your problem!
Thanks for the questions, everyone, and sorry I don’t have answers off the top of my head! But maybe the hive mind of this site’s readership can help!