New Book: “Field Notes on Science and Nature”

This sounds like a great book: Field Notes on Science and Nature Why are scientists’ field notebooks so valuable? And do notes really matter anymore, with global positioning systems, laptops and digital cameras available to document information traditionally recorded through sketches and barely legible scrawl? In “Field Notes on Science and Nature,” edited by Michael […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Bisonlady

This week’s addict emailed me a link to her Flickr photo stream, which includes these photos (and more) of her very large collection of journals. Wow:     Here’s what she has to say about them: From the attic to various places in my bedroom: paper as far as the eye can see… I’ve always […]

Exaclair Booth at BookExpo

I spent the last couple of days at the BookExpo convention at the Javits Center in New York. It’s mostly focused on book publishing, but there are always some cool stationery vendors there. I spent some time in the Exaclair booth, where Karen showed me their new items, some of which I hope to review […]

Blackbird & Peacock

I got an email a while back from a reader named Hope, who along with her husband runs this Etsy shop specializing in hand-decorated journals, cards and postcards. Among their products are Writersblok and Moleskine notebooks with some cool designs: Check out the wares at Blackbird and Peacock.

Moleskine Monday: “Weekly Moleskine”

Weekly Moleskine features Moleskine art from various contributors each week. They are open to submissions. I rather liked this one below, by Joe Veen.  

Notebook Addict of the Week: Kat Walk Designs

I forget how I came across this week’s addict, but I loved this post about all of her sketchbooks, with photos and comments about her art works and methods: Above are some photographs of the notebooks/sketchbooks/journals I have around the Apt. The open book in Photo #1 is the oldest book I still have, it […]

Beverage Notebooks

Here’s some cool notebooks I found out about from a reader (thanks June!) If you like beer, you’ll love this: See more at There’s also a wine journal at And for those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, check this one out: I like the design– they seem to have a nice balance of […]

Michael Roger Decomposition Books: New Design! (and Giveaway!)

The folks at Michael Roger just sent me a sample of their newest Decomposition Book: a snazzy honeycomb design! (See my previous review of Michael Roger notebooks.) And I’m going to pass it on to a lucky winner! Enter as usual: On Twitter, follow Notebook Stories and tweet something containing the words “Decomposition Book” and […]

Whitebook Notebooks

Here’s interesting new notebook brand I came across via Whitebook It’s another version of the modular style with interchangeable inserts, similar to Kolo or X17 or Midori, but with its own twist and some different features, such as a pen loop and elastics that will hold sheets inside the back cover. The cover is […]

Moleskine Monday: National Gallery Guidebooks

This is sort of old news but I realized I’d never posted it: one of Moleskine’s custom projects is a pair of National Gallery guidebooks. For everyone who wants to explore the fascinating world of art in London, Moleskine has partnered with the National Gallery museum to release two different city guide notebooks with a […]