The Mystery of 148 Lost Notebooks

This is an extraordinary story. But I hope it doesn’t happen to me someday! The 148 diaries below were found in a dumpster. Many years later, a biographer named Alexander Masters tries to decipher the writer’s identity from their contents… to say any more would be a spoiler. It’s a must read! Read more at: […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Mark

This week’s addict is an architect with a shelf full of sketchbooks and a recent preference for Field Notes: “…I am quite pleased to have recently found a series of small, flexible notebooks by Field Notes Brand… They are not quite large enough to replace the classic 5×8 landscape-bound black sketchbooks that I have been […]

Christine Lagarde’s Notebook

Christine Lagarde is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, which makes her one of the most powerful women in the world of finance and politics. I was happy to see the photo below– looks she uses a pocket notebook to help keep track of things! Detail: Looks like a softcover Moleskine, probably… Source: […]

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 […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Tim

This week’s addict is another stationery blogger from Germany. Tim emailed me these photos and some thoughts about his notebook collection: “Since I was a great fan of notebooks and the series “Notebook Addict of the Week” for a long time, I want to give you a glimpse of my notebook collection and show you […]

Writers’ Notebooks

I love these photos, from a blog post by Jackie Morris where she’s collected a wide variety of images of writers’ notebooks: David Almond‘s notebook for Counting Stars: Robert MacFarlane’s notebooks: See lots more at Writer’s notebooks in pictures.

Landscape Art in Notebooks

I love the art and the art supplies on display at the blog of Nathan Fowkes: See more at Land Sketch. He offers online classes too!

Notebook Addict of the Week (Again): Heather

This week’s addict is the blogger at A Penchant for Paper. She’s been featured as an addict before, with a post about how she uses her various notebooks, but I’d somehow missed an earlier post with these yummy photos of her collection of notebooks and pens. These are from 2009, so I’ll bet she has […]

Theodore Roosevelt’s Field Notebooks

Theodore Roosevelt kept field notebooks on his travels, including the ones pictured below from a safari trip. He seems to have had a talent for sketching the animals he saw… and shot! 🙁 See more at: Pages from Theodore Roosevelt’s field notebooks recording animals killed on safari

Notebook Addict of the Week: Mary

This week’s addict emailed me photos of her notebook collection: Hi, my name is Mary and these are my notebooks: I guess you could say I’m addicted to them. I mean, everybody needs a notebook sometimes, right? If I didn’t have these, I wouldn’t have anyplace to write stuff down. I wrote something in this […]