Notebook Addict of the Week: LizAnne

This week’s addict emailed me some great photos of her collection, with her own notebook story going along with them: I’ve been following your blog for a little over six months now. I was so tickled to find a community of notebook lovers just like me. I think I’m a great candidate for Addict of the […]

Jamie Bissonnette’s Notebooks

These are some pretty well-used kitchen notebooks, belonging to Boston chef Jamie Bissonnette. They look like they’ve done some hard time in a hot kitchen! Read more at The Kitchen Spy: A Look Inside Jamie Bissonnette’s South End Pad | Boston Magazine.

Notebook Sightings

Some of the notebooks I’ve spotted on recent shopping trips, first these “Carnets de Poche” at a gift shop in Bethesda, MD. They’re a bit large to really fit in your poche, perhaps, but rather cute nonetheless, with a nice mix of papers inside:   I was quite intrigued by these Mead planners I saw […]

Questions from Readers

Once again, I’m rounding up some questions from various readers who are in search of their perfect notebook. Help them if you can by leaving a comment! From Landon: I really like the filofax pocket cover you showed a couple of years ago. I have been looking for something exactly like that for a long […]

Moleskine Monday: Nomi Chi’s Sketchbook

Nomi Chi is an illustrator and tattoo artist in Vancouver. Here’s the outside of a Moleskine sketchbook she filled while traveling over the past year: And here’s just one of the amazing pages from inside: See more at Nomi Chi: Sketchbook update II: The moleskine edition..

Notebook Addict of the Week (again): Shaynie

This week’s addict is another repeat. Shaynie was featured here back in April 2011, but she’s recently emailed me these up to date photos of her current collection: Shaynie says “I think I have around 40, currently, and this is from over a decade of journaling. Here is a post I did about it: http://keepingjournals.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-notebooks-and-journals-so-far.html” […]

Makr Sketchbook

This is very ingenious– finally someone figured out a way to add a pen loop to a notebook without actually adding anything! Front: Back: Perhaps having to un-do 2 elastics would get tiresome after a while, but I still think it’s clever! For sale at Westerlind: Makr – Sketchbook. UPDATE: Looks like it’s not available […]

Show Lifehacker Your Paper Notebook

Lifehacker recently asked readers to do some show and tell with their notebooks: “Sometimes, there’s just no substitute for the flexibility that paper notebooks offer. Maybe that’s just how you keep notes or maybe your paper notebook is a holding place on the way to digital storage. Either way, we’d like to see your favorite […]

A Tiny Pocket Sketchbook

I love these tiny little sketchbook pages, made by Juan Casini, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He describes these as “Drawings and compositions with recicled materials and letraset typefaces, made during trips and vacations.” See more at Pocket Sketchbook. He’s also got some more great sketchbook art at Sauce Sketchbook, […]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Blue Spiral Notebook

Since today is the Martin Luther King holiday, it crossed my mind to wonder if I could find any photos of notebooks he used… and sure enough, I did! And it’s quite wonderful.   As described on the King Center’s website: “Contained in this notebook is a draft of Dr. King’s statement to Judge James […]