Notebook Addict of the Week: Ruth Ayres

This week’s addict was another one found via the wonderful Sharing Our Notebooks site. I just couldn’t resist this photo! Going through my notebooks, I find a driving force in my life is asking questions. It’s a strategy I’ve returned to across time and genre. Check out these notebooks…see the sticky tabs? They mark the […]

From the Mailbag

A few quick links from my overflowing email inbox– thank you to all the readers who submit tips and new product news! Suede-covered notebooks by ORCA. Leather notepad holders by Tusked Crescent Make your own Midori Traveler’s Notebook inserts K&Company Smash Notebooks Fabrice’s Notebook Art Walt Whitman’s Pocket Notebook The Hobonichi Techo Planner: Online stationery […]

Review & Giveaway: Palomino Luxury Notebook

The kind folks at sent me a couple of samples of their Palomino Luxury Notebooks. I was excited to try these, as they looked like they were adding some interesting tweaks to the typical notebook, and because I had seen that they were being made in collaboration with the Turkish brand Fabio Ricci, one […]

A Polar Explorer’s Notebook

From an exhibition at Dartmouth College: “James R. Crawford’s notebooks. Crawford was a ship’s engineer on the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1918) organized by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. The notebooks, diaries and logs kept by expedition staff like Crawford provide valuable insight into the weather, ice conditions, and wildlife in the Arctic. Crawford, for example, kept daily detailed […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Ellen Gregory

This week’s addict is an Australian writer of fantasy fiction, who posted the following on her blog:   Like many writers, I suspect, I have a notebook addiction. (The kind you write in with a pen.) These days there are so many gorgeous ones available — even in common, mass-market, office supply stores. And it’s the […]

Can Notebooks Help the Japanese Have More Babies?

Weirdest notebook story of the week: With Japan’s birth rate stuck in low gear, the Abe administration has come up with a new idea to make babies: convince the women to have a child earlier rather than later. It plans to give out notebooks to all young women – and perhaps also to young men […]

Moleskine Monday: Custom Books

It’s become quite common for people to customize Moleskines by having a company logo stamped or printed onto the cover. Sometimes there might even be some custom content inside. But it is relatively rare that actual books are published using a Moleskine notebook as the medium. Here are two that I own: The first is […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Stefanie

Aside from notebooks, one of my other great loves is books. So I completely identified with this week’s addict’s linking of the two : Bookish people tend to like books with words already in them as well as books that are blank and waiting to be filled by their own hands. I know I do. […]

CIA Agent’s Notebook

I’m sure everyone’s seen the news stories about the supposed CIA agent trying to recruit Russian spies in a rather goofy manner. Here’s all his super-secret-agent-y stuff: wigs, cash, weapons… and a notebook! Read more here.

Random Giveaway Winner… Plus More!

Wow, there were 195 responses to my random giveaway post! It’s seems a shame to have to pick only one winner… though there will be more to the story, as you’ll see in a minute. First, my random winner is… (drumroll please)… Charles Hadden, comment #160 Congratulations Charles! Now as for everyone else who entered, […]