Take Note Conference

A reader named LC tipped me off to this interesting conference happening this coming weekend at Harvard: “Take Note” brings together scholars from literature, history, media studies, information science, and computer science to explore the past and future roles of note-taking across the university. Panelists will discuss the history of note-taking in different disciplines as […]

Update from Notebook Stories HQ

I am happy to report that my notebooks and I are safely high and dry in Brooklyn, but some of the rest of the city isn’t so lucky. What a terrible storm this has turned out to be, with horrible flooding, fires, power outages and trees falling. I’m not sure when I’ll next be able […]

Moleskine Monday: “What Can Moleskine Teach Publishers?”

An interesting and amusing article about a talk by Marco Beghin, President of Moleskine US, full of plenty of slogan-y stuff about “mobility,” “self-identity,” and “collective memory.” I’m not sure it answers its own question about what book publishers might be able to learn from Moleskine: Publishers who hope for their catalogs to become as […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Martine

Martine is a French-German writer living in Germany, where she also enjoys gardening and painting, and blogs at TextLoft. She sent me these photos of her notebooks, noting that “In my defense I must say: I’m a writer, and so they are my ‘tools’.” I like these neat piles– obviously Martine has a few favorites […]

10 Colorful Office Notebooks

Here’s a selection of notebooks chosen for colorful, fun graphics: 10 Office Notebooks That Will Make You Go Kitsch-Kitsch. A few highlights below, including some of the Rubberband notebooks I reviewed here.

Shateek Palmer: A Teenager Writing in Notebooks

A wonderful essay by Shateek Palmer, a young man who turned to writing to cope with a difficult life: The first time I ever wrote about my feelings was when my grandmother was placed in the hospital. I was 9 years old. I knew I had to be strong for her, so I wrote about […]

Review and Giveaway: Paperback Note

I first discovered Paperback Note via a link at Better Living Through Design. It later turned out I’d made their creator a notebook addict of the week. It makes perfect sense that Herman would be so addicted to notebooks, he had to start a company to make them! Paperback Notes Notebooks are made of old […]

Moleskine Monday: Hands-on with the Evernote Smart Notebook

At ZDNet, there’s a pretty detailed look at using the new Moleskine Evernote notebook. Lots of photos, including these: See more at Hands-on with the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine gallery | Page 12 | ZDNet.

Notebook Addict of the Week: BonsaiBeanz

This week’s addict contacted me via Twitter, with this excellent photo of an excellent notebook collection, most of which are “waiting to be filled as journals.”   You can check out BonsaiBeanz comic blog and follow Bonsaibeanz on Twitter.   Thanks for sharing your addiction!

Notebooks Made of Coffee Cups

What a great idea: notebooks made out of coffee cups… with brown pages within, of course! Read more at Re-Purposed Coffee Cups Make for Notebooks Worth Buzzing About | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.