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 […]

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 […]

More Good Stuff from Our Readers

From Jennie, a link to an article with some more great reasons to favor paper over digital note-taking: “The notebook has an immediate tactile advantage over phones: they aren’t connected to the Internet. It’s intimate in a way computers aren’t. A notebook has never interrupted me with a screen that says, “Wuz up?” Notebooks are […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: DreamerO

This week’s addict also emailed me photos of her excellent notebook collection, with some commentary: I enjoy pocket journals, the saddest part is that they run out of pages so soon and I always feel like I’m abandoning a best friend when I have to start a new one. My pet peeve is that I […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Chelcee

This week’s addict is Chelcee, who emailed me these photos of her notebook collection, with lots of information about how she uses them. (Please note the lime green numbers in the lower left hand corners of the photos.) A little about me, my name is Chelcee. I’m 21 and I’d very much consider myself a […]

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, […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Freda

Freda submitted this awesome batch of notebook photos. She says she made a lot of them herself, and even the ones that aren’t homemade look like they’re extensively decorated to make them unique. Freda’s blog isn’t about notebooks, but check it out anyway: http://norrinraddmyhomeboy.tumblr.com/ Thanks for sharing your addiction, Freda!

Notebook Addict of the Week: Alex

This week’s addict blogs at Economy Pens, and of course he has to test all those pens on lots of notebooks: The picture above consists of the contents of one of my desk drawers and is probably about 90% of what I have for notebooks. Not shown are my legal pads (mostly Doane or Staples […]

More on Washi Tape Notebooks

After seeing this post while ago, a reader named Saaleha sent me a link to a notebook she’d decorated with washi tape and used as a travel journal: Washi tape is a wonder. I carry along a few small rolls whenever I travel so that I can quickly stick down any ephemera I encounter into […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Cheryl Wright

This week’s addict was nominated by Jennie, who sent me a link to this great post: My Journals and Notebooks, by Cheryl Wright, who says “I collect journals like an addict. I see one, it calls my name and I can’t rest until I buy it.” Here’s some of her collection: Make sure you click […]