A Family Notebook Business

A neat story about Winnie Chan, a member of the family who owns Grandluxe (some of whose products I’ve reviewed.) “Some children shun their family business or become reluctant successors. Not Ms Winnie Chan. In fact, her childhood dream was to join her family’s bookbinding business, Grandluxe. “Growing up, my ambition was to be my […]

Some Notebooks on Kickstarter

Here’s a few recent and in some cases still active Kickstarter notebook projects you might want to check out:   Stateside Co. Notebooks Attractive design, but those intricate cut-outs on the cover will be trashed the first time you put the notebook in a bag or pocket. Deadline for funding is August 14, 2014. They’re […]

Grandluxe Notebooks Review and Big Giveaway!

My jaw dropped when I opened the box of samples sent to me by the folks at Grandluxe– it was huge and heavy and full of tons of notebooks! Let’s take a look at the wide variety of products Grandluxe so generously shared, many of which I had never seen in stores. (If you don’t […]

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 […]

New Homes

… for me and my notebooks! I’ve been posting a little less frequently lately because I’ve been very busy preparing for a move to a new home. My notebooks, of course, are all coming with me, and I’ve been trying to organize them better in the process. For years, I’ve stored them all in shoeboxes, […]

Reader Questions

It’s time yet again to crowdsource some of the “help me find this notebook” pleas I get, as well as some other tidbits from the mailbag: Zachary wonders “is it wrong that I saw the movie Thor over the weekend and left realizing I really wanted to find out what type of notebook Natalie Portman’s […]

Questions from Readers

Here’s a few questions that have come in lately– I need help from all you other notebook lovers! From Zack: I really like taking notes when learning. It helps me map out math in my head a lot better than just thinking about it. I’ve been looking for a good large-sized notebook to write in, […]

Ryman Notebook

Yet another proprietary brand notebooks, this time from UK office supply store Ryman’s. I keep thinking there must be just a few factories in China that churn out identical notebooks and people just slap their own branding on them! This one looks like it has a soft, smooth cover similar to the Monologue notebook I […]

Moleskine Monday: The Switch from Wire-Bound Sketchbooks

BengKia discusses using wire-bound sketchbooks, Monologue notebooks and Moleskines: The advantages of a stitched sketchbook over a spiral-ring sketchbook are a few. I have found that the spiral-ring binding is prone to being bent out of shape when stuffed in a bag and once the binding rings are deformed, it makes opening the pages difficult. […]

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