A Theater Critic’s Notebook

Spotted in Time Out NY magazine: “…most nights I’m sitting on the aisle, craning forward and scrawling illegible fragments in my notebook.”

Nicholas Stevenson’s Sketchbooks

I love these images by Nicholas Stevenson: That is one sketchbook I’d really love to flip through! See more at A glimpse into the sketchbooks of illustrator Nicholas Stevenson | The Fox Is Black.

100 Years of Diaries

Wow, I can’t believe I never heard about this gallery show when it was in New York this past fall: Dylan Stone’s 100 Years project at Ruth Phaneuf Fine Arts. I found out about it via a recent post at Design Observer: The Twentieth Century began on the morning of the 20th of August, 1900, […]

Moleskine Monday: Reviewing My Latest

It’s been a while since I actually reviewed a Moleskine notebook, and with all the concerns about quality going downhill, I thought it might be a good time to look at one I am currently using, a plain pocket size notebook (with regular paper, not sketchbook weight) which was purchased in recent months. This is […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Renee

This week’s addict emailed me a photo of her collection and says “Since I work all day at my computer doing medical transcription, I usually prefer to get away from the computer at the end of the day and do my creative writing longhand in various journals (for the first drafts, anyway). The journals in […]

1940s Diary

These photos were submitted by former notebook addict of the week Paul, who is always a source of interesting tips! These diaries were kept by one of his family members from 1941-1944. The interior of the first one is an earlier version of the western diary I wrote about in this post, both made by […]

Questions from Readers

These are some stumpers! Please chime in if you can help these readers! From Jeffrey: I’m looking for a specific kind of notebook that I can’t figure out if it exists or not… looking for a soft cover with elastic closure (like the soft moleskines).  Also want it to be perforated on every page (like […]

Notebooks in Advertising

Spotted this in a magazine a while back: Some nice looking notebooks, plus a pen and cool old cameras as a bonus. Kind of a funny ad, though, given that it barely looks like a closet!

Notebooks in the White House

In honor of Inauguration Day, I thought I’d revisit a post I did 4 years ago about various members of then-President-Elect Obama’s staff who happened to be photographed holding notebooks. (Yesterday’s New York Times Magazine also looked back at that photo series in an article about Obama’s first term from the viewpoints of some of […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Rebecca

This week’s addict emailed me a photo of some of her notebooks. Rebecca says: “I have been buying notebooks wherever I go since I can remember. I love cute little ones and I have a particular love for composition books from America which we can not get in London so I have to ask friends […]