1000 Journals Film

Remember the 1000 Journals project? (It was a traveling journal/sketchbook project that started in 2007. It’s still going– according to the website, they now count over 75,000 participating journals, and over 17,000 images uploaded, though the website looks like there have been some spam posts lately, so I”m not sure how actively it’s being maintained.) […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Biffybeans

This is an oldie but a goodie, and when I came across it, I wondered how I’d never selected Biffybeans aka Stephanie as an addict of the week before. Many of you probably know her well, as the blogger at both Spiritual Evolution of the Bean and Rhodia Drive, as well as a talented artist. […]

Rands In Repose on Notebooks

The passage below is from a post a few years old but I only just recently came across it. The writer has some great insights about notebooks and does an in-depth comparison of various models he’s used:   The primary goal of a notebook is to get out of the way… to disappear. It does […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: E_Journeys

This week’s addict posted this collection of images on Flickr. Lots of notebooks, and a cool old trunk to keep them in!

Notebook Addict of the Week: D. M. Cornish

This week’s addict is the author and illustrator D. M. Cornish, creator of the Monster-Blood Tattoo series. I’d never heard of these books, but they seem to have gotten some great reviews. I often enjoy fantasy novels for kids, so now I’m tempted to check them out! But what I’d really like to see are […]


As for the other kind of Black Friday, if you can’t handle visiting stores today, do your holiday shopping online using these links and a small commission from your purchases will help support this site: Notebook Stories Store — my collection of notebooks and other favorites available via Amazon Amazon — everything else at Amazon […]

Discounted Sketchbooks at Blick

Spotted some nice-looking sketchbooks on clearance sale: Cachet Déjà Vu Sketchbooks Cachet Déjà Vu Sketchbooks have a sharp academic look. Jot down ideas, take notes, or make on-the-spot sketches. The extra-thick cover provides a sturdy working surface. An elastic closure keeps pages secure. Double-wire binding and 75 lb high bulk pages. 65 sheets per pad. […]