Notebook Addict of the Week: David duChemin

A reader named Colin tipped me off to this week’s addict: David duChemin is a photographer and writer who has taken his notebooks with him on many travels. Below are 8 years’ worth of Moleskines:


David writes

These books have checklists (with little boxes for checking), ideas (little light-bulbs), simple drawings, phone numbers, names of restaurants, notes on foreign languages, reminders, quotes, website URLs, and personal thoughts ranging from the absurd to the (self-assessed) profound. By the time I retire them the spines are splitting and the back pocket is full of business cards and tickets stubs, old boarding passes, and errant passport/visa photos. The covers have the same teeth marks, from putting into my mouth while I search for my pen. And while each one starts the same as every other of the hundreds of thousands of Moleskine notebooks made each year, by the time they are filled they are each a thing of beauty, full of stories.


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4 Responses to “Notebook Addict of the Week: David duChemin”

  1. I just found your blog by accident, I thought I was the only one with this condition. Now, I realize, I’ve been in denial since my husband has a stack of very similar journals to rival Mr. duChemin’s

  2. I’m curios how prolific notebook-writer is he.
    How do you think, what size are those notebooks?

    kind regards,


  3. […] thanks to Notebook Stories who introduced me to David duChemin’s notebooks, and his great blog. The teeth marks […]

  4. Vlad —

    Looks like pocket notebooks to me when you compare the Mont Blanc pen in the photo to the size of the notebooks.

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