Happy Valentine’s Day, Notebook Addicts!

I’ll never fall out of love…  

Hot Tips! And a Cute Cat.

From the mailbag: From Martin & Jeanette: We are a husband and wife team from Kent, England and we hand craft and hand sew our own range of leather notebooks and sketchbooks. Here’s a link to our Etsy site: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LeatherNotebooks From Allison: I thought you’d like these — Peruvian hero notebooks, created by a company […]

Moleskine Monday: Analyzing Paper Weight

A reader named Steve commented on my “Dissecting a Moleskine” post with a link to a fascinating inquiry of his own: what is the actual weight of Moleskine paper? Steve points out that many notebook brands make a selling point of their paper weight, expressed in grams per square meter (GSM): • Calepino, 90 • […]

Lost Notebook Becomes a Book

This is a cute story:   Earlier this year, Lisa Rao, an editor at Simon & Schuster, saw a segment on Good Morning America moments before she walked into an editorial meeting. “I had my iPad and pulled up the clip and told them, ‘You have to watch this,’ ” Rao recalled about a story […]

Can Notebooks Help the Japanese Have More Babies?

Weirdest notebook story of the week: With Japan’s birth rate stuck in low gear, the Abe administration has come up with a new idea to make babies: convince the women to have a child earlier rather than later. It plans to give out notebooks to all young women – and perhaps also to young men […]

CIA Agent’s Notebook

I’m sure everyone’s seen the news stories about the supposed CIA agent trying to recruit Russian spies in a rather goofy manner. Here’s all his super-secret-agent-y stuff: wigs, cash, weapons… and a notebook! Read more here.

Kevin Barry on the Keeping of Notebooks

This is from my latest favorite essay about keeping a notebook, by Irish writer Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane: Stationery stores are for me places of huge erotic frisson. I traipse grubbily around the aisles in my long coat and when I think nobody is looking, I have a surreptitious little sniff at […]

Fifty Shades of Grey Writer’s Journal

Here’s one notebook I don’t think I need to own, a writer’s journal tie-in to the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey books by E. L. James: “Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess: A Journal” is to be published May 1 and is a writer’s journal, seeded with quotes and inspiration from James’ trilogy. Some of […]

Notebooks in Advertising

Spotted this in a magazine a while back: Some nice looking notebooks, plus a pen and cool old cameras as a bonus. Kind of a funny ad, though, given that it barely looks like a closet!

Rollbahn at J. Crew!

I guess the supposed “cult” notebook brand Rollbahn has jumped the shark: you can order one from the J. Crew catalog!