Happy Thanksgiving… and Black Friday!

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Hope it is full of family, friends, fun, and feasting before you start thinking about shopping… but once you do… here’s a few gift ideas for your favorite notebook addict–perhaps yourself! Brice Marden Notebooks: I posted about these recently, but hadn’t yet received my own copies of the facsimile […]

Moleskine Monday: Sketch Album Review

I’ve had this Moleskine Sketch Album for quite a while and haven’t gotten around to reviewing it, mainly because I knew I’d probably be disappointed! Moleskine’s quality has been waning for years, and though their regular sketchbooks have been my favorite notebooks for a very long time, I’ve refused to buy any of the currently […]

Paper Saver Notebook

Here’s an interesting concept– the Paper Saver notebook “The Paper Saver turns your printed paper into a stylish faux leather notebook. Once the paper is inserted into the Paper Saver, it will become an elegant, professional notebook.” It’s a nice idea– I always seem to have a mountain of paper to recycle in my office […]

Eco-friendly notebooks at TreeHugger

TreeHugger features some eco-friendly notebook brands. “Made entirely from recycled, sustainable, or tree-free fibers, these companies care as much for the environment as they do for aesthetics.” I was most excited about the ones below–gorgeous stitched-spine pocket notebooks from Ciak that I’d never seen before, as well as some colorful versions of Calepino’s notebooks.   […]

Mysterious HOM Notebook

Every so often, I’ll see a new brand of notebook that interests me, but I don’t feel like spending money on it. I usually snap a photo or write down the brand name, and then look it up online to find out more. Below is a photo I took of a notebook found several months […]

Best Made Notebooks

I love the look of these notebooks– great combination of colors and cute design. They are from Best Made: The specs: 3.5” x 5” 96 pages, 1/2” dotted 7” cover ruler Interior conversion table 100lb. cover, 50lb. interior Lay-flat binding   https://www.bestmadeco.com

From the Mailbag: Questions and Tips from Readers

Time once again to try to help each other out by crowd-sourcing some notebook questions! Toby writes: The enclosed picture is of my favorite notebook, well the notebook is a few weeks old but the cover I have carried since I was fifteen, everyday it goes in my left pocket and more of my most […]

Sideshow Press Note Pad Folio

Here’s a notebook that sent me into a wave of nostalgia: the Note Pad Folio from Sideshow Press. The pressboard cover reminds me so much of various notebooks I had as a kid into my college years. I had a blue report cover made of this material, with a spring-action clip inside. I also had […]

Review: LatLon Notebooks

Here we have another Kickstarter project that I decided to support at a modest level. When I saw the design of the LatLon notebooks, I thought it was quite cool-looking, and an interesting concept. Each notebook has a letterpress printed cover featuring the contour lines of the elevation of an island or glacier or the […]

Review: Furrow Books Notebook

Furrow Books was a Kickstarter project over a year ago, started by Aaron Zeller of the Zeller Writing Company. (They sell many popular brands of pens and notebooks, as well as other writing accessories, including their own handmade wooden items such as wax seal handles.) I decided to become a supporter at a modest level […]