Notebook Addict of the Week: Ian

This week’s addict has a lovely and emphatically titled website: Pens! Paper! Pencils! All 3 are suitably celebrated there, including these notebooks: This beautiful collection includes Moleskine, Rhodia, Muji, Calepino, Field Notes, and Monsieur Notebook. I really love those nicely worn-in leather covers, from Davis Leatherworks. (where they are only $17!) Read more at Notebooks.

Thanksgiving Place Card Mini Notebooks

What a cute idea, just in time for the holiday! Learn how to make them at Thanksgiving Place Card Mini Notebooks | House of Earnest.

Restoration of a 19th Century Naturalist’s Notebook

I’d love to flip through this old notebook: “This notebook was owned by the 19th Century poet, preacher, and naturalist, George Crabbe. The binding was damaged, and split along the joint, and some of the sections were loose. However, of most concern were the loose plant and insect specimens that were pressed between the pages.” […]

Make Your Own Leather Notebook Cover

I’ve gotten questions from readers before about alternatives to some of the pricy leather notebook covers out there. I haven’t spotted that many cheap ones for sale, until recently discovering Davis Leatherworks, which seems to have some nice-looking and inexpensive covers. But if you enjoy creativity and you’re willing to put in a little effort, […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Julia

This week’s addict likes notebooks so much, she started her own blog to celebrate them! It’s called For the Love of Notebooks. She writes: What is really the appeal with a notebook? For me, I think it’s about a deep desire to fill those pages with words and (preferably) grand thoughts and ideas. And of […]

Dan Eldon’s Journals

The beautiful notebooks above only hint at the amazing work inside them… but they also come with a sad story. Dan Eldon was a young photojournalist who was killed by an angry mob in Somalia in 1993, along with 3 of his colleagues. “Dan left behind seventeen bound leather journals filled with drawings, writings and […]

A Subject for a Notebook: Birthing Class!

One of my old posts that gets the most responses is 10 Uses for Spare Notebooks. I’m not sure why, but I guess a lot of people struggle to come up with ideas for what to write in notebooks, to the point that they actually search online for solutions to this problem and end up […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: The Knitorialist

I stumbled across this wonderful collection while searching for info about Edward Weston’s daybooks. I never did find a photo of those, but I’m so glad I found the Knitorialist! She says: I started [keeping diaries] at 40. Whatever diaries I kept before that time were regularly disposed of, thinking they contained secret thoughts I […]

Notebooks Spottings

Here’s a few notebooks spotted in assorted advertisements and articles: From the New York Times obituary of theater critic Stanley Kauffman:     From the Wall Street Journal magazine, designer Marc Newson’s sketchbooks, among other favorite things.   Also from the Wall Street Journal magazine, a Moleskine seems to be a favorite tool of Nike […]

Review: Paperblanks Notebook

A commenter recently asked why I don’t talk more about Paperblanks notebooks on this site: I love your reviews! I’m curious about something. The few times “Paper blanks” notebooks are mentioned by other contributors or commenters on your site they have nothing but praise and great things to say. But what I’d really like to […]