BookExpo 2014

For my day job, I attend the Book Expo convention every year. A fringe benefit of the show is that I usually manage to spot some notebook vendors and get a look at their new products, but at this year’s show, which occurred last weekend, it was really sparse! Leuchtturm had a colorful corner booth, […]

Notebook Addict of the Week (Again): Gerard

Here’s another repeat addict: Gerard is a Canadian artist and arts educator whose notebooks were featured here a few years ago. Looks like his collection of idea books and studio journals has kept on growing! Some Whitelines journals are now added to the mix too. Check out Gerard’s site: MIX AND SHIFT: OVER 60.

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 […]

Whitelines Video

Cool video from Whitelines, telling the story behind their paper, and promoting their Indiegogo campaign to develop an Android version of their smartphone app. via Whitelines Story V1.3 on Vimeo.

Notebook Addict(s) of the Week: The Fountain Pen Network

I came across this thread on the Fountain Pen Network where various notebook addicts ‘fess up. No photos, unfortunately, but the collections described include these: Rocket1: 2 Paperblanks 2 A4 Rhodias – one stapled at the side and one at the top 1 Small Rhodia- I forget which size 1 A6 Rhodia Webbie 1 A5 […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Futurebird

This week’s addict got my attention through a post on the Notebook Stories Facebook page, where she linked to the first in a series of posts about her notebook collection: The series continues in these other notebook posts: Notebook Collection Part Two, Notebook Collection Part Three, and  Phases in the Life of a Notebook. The […]

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, […]

Notebook Addict of the Year: Carmen (Again)

Remember this Notebook Addict post about Carmen, who sent me a fabulous selection of European notebooks? I named her Notebook Addict of the Year back in April, a noble distinction that must now be reaffirmed based on this photo of her collection: Here’s what Carmen has to say about that gorgeous tower: Here is my […]

Questions from Readers

The readers of this blog continue to challenge my notebook wisdom, proving again that I’m more of an enthusiast than an expert. But maybe others will have suggestions, so I share these with all of you: From Bobby: I’m trying to find a notebook that is “normal” sized ~8.5×11 and is cream/light green colored like […]

New Yorker Book Blogger Finds the Perfect Notebook

Thanks to a tip from a reader, I found this nice little post by Macy Halford, at the New Yorker’s publishing blog, The Book Bench: Not too tall, not too short, not too fat, not too thin, not too flimsy or with too stiff a spine. And most of all, not with lines too far […]