Notebook Addict of the Week: Dan

This week’s addict has a You Tube Channel called A Sort of Interesting Life, where he posts a lot of videos about living on a narrowboat, for the most part, but he’s also quite interested in pens and notebooks. Take a look at his collection: I think he also has the same ancient teddy bear […]

Eco-friendly notebooks at TreeHugger

TreeHugger features some eco-friendly notebook brands. “Made entirely from recycled, sustainable, or tree-free fibers, these companies care as much for the environment as they do for aesthetics.” I was most excited about the ones below–gorgeous stitched-spine pocket notebooks from Ciak that I’d never seen before, as well as some colorful versions of Calepino’s notebooks.   […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Baron Schwartz

This week’s addict blogs at xaprb, where he’s done an in-depth comparison of various notebooks to find the brand that works best for him. Here are the candidates: And here are the criteria: So what do I want? The size. It needs to be large enough to write on easily, leaving readable margins, without wasting […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Peaches

Peaches emailed me lots of photos of her collection, and some musings on the various brands of notebooks she’s tried… but I think she’ll keep trying even more:   “I still haven’t found the 100% perfect notebook, which would have thick, off-white plain paper and be a hardback just under A5 size. The closest I […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Joe O

This week’s addict emailed me some photos of his extensive collection. Lots of used notebooks and lots of new ones waiting to be filled: Image 1 is one of my boxes of used notebooks (I have four of these)   Image 2 are some of my new notebooks highlights include: A nice Paul Smith which […]

Notebooks in Istanbul

Not long ago, I traveled to Istanbul for a vacation. I was of course excited to see what kinds of notebooks I might find there! The only Turkish brand of notebooks I’d ever heard of was Arwey, but oddly enough, I didn’t spot a single Arwey notebook on my trip. I did see some other […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Mzmonster

Msmonster presents a portion of her large and very eclectic notebook collection: She notes “I’m not majorly picky about where I get my notebooks from, I love my Ciak and Rhodia as much as I love some of my Tesco brand notebooks that cost as little as £1.50.” More photos and commentary at ☠ Are […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Jonel

A reader named Jonel sent me a link to her Flickr page, where she has some great photos of her prodigious notebook collection: This photo only captures about half the spread– it was too big to fit in one shot! (The Flickr shots are tagged with notes.) And it doesn’t end there, as Jonel added […]

Weekend Shopping

I stopped by a Borders store in Southbury, Connecticut this weekend, and look what I saw: Barnes & Noble isn’t the only chain bookstore offering some exclusive Moleskine items– Borders offers this “brick,” a lined notebook bundled with 2 cahiers: This display of journals was quite attractive. I tend to use mainly plain black journals, […]