Notebook Addict of the Week: Allister

Allister emailed me to share this photo of his collection, which is one of the most attractively arranged ones I’ve seen! Allister also makes notebooks: “Last year, I decided to take this passion a little further and opened an Etsy store selling Japanese notebooks that I hand-make myself. That way, I can experience that delightful […]

Review: Pentalic Illustrator’s Sketchbook, New Version

A few years ago, I reviewed the Pentalic Illustrator’s Sketchbook. I quite liked it but found that the paper was a bit thin and show-through was more than average. A commenter on that post noted that Pentalic had “beefed up” after these were initially introduced, and that seems to be true. More recently, I bought […]

FIELD NOTES “TWO RIVERS” EDITION

The latest Field Notes special edition is quite beautiful! And a portion of the proceeds benefits a great cause, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Read more at FIELD NOTES COLORS:“TWO RIVERS” EDITION.

Bull & Stash Notebooks

Here’s another interesting notebook that was born out of a Kickstarter campaign. I like the simple, rugged leather covers and the ability to replace the paper inside, though I’m not sure I’d like the way the pad inside is bound, as it doesn’t seem like it would open flat. See more at Designed with simplicity […]

Review & Giveaway: Stamford Notebooks

I’ve had my eye on Stamford notebooks for a while–  in fact, probably since they first started producing them in October 2013! In following their brand on Facebook, I was always impressed at the huge variety of colors and materials offered for their covers, and the fact that they are made in the UK. It […]

Moleskine Monday: Chapters Journals

What do you think of this new line of journals from Moleskine? The Chapters journals have a new binding style, section dividers that break each notebook into numbered chapters, and new sizes in a slimmer proportion than other Moleskine notebooks. “Divided into chapters, the journals keep your daily lists, notes and ideas organized in style. […]

Shopping for Notebooks at Book People

I recently went to Book People, a great independent bookstore in Austin, Texas. They have a huge selection of gift items and stationery, including lots of notebooks from Moleskine, Leuchtturm, Miquelrius, Michael Roger, HandBook, Paperblanks, Rhodia, Field Notes and many more. Here’s what I had to snag for myself, as I’d never seen these in […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Bubba

This week’s addict emailed me some photos and the following story: “I’ve loved notebooks since I was a little kid. But this year things got crazy with the super cheap back to school sales at Staples, Walmart, and the dollar stores. Even though a single notebook was as cheap as $0.50, I ended up spending […]

Review and Giveaway: Guided Rewrite Notebooks

I’m always hoping to find new brands of American-made notebooks. I was not familiar with Guided Products or their ReWrite brand of notebooks until they contacted me and sent some samples for review, so it was a pleasant discovery! I received quite a selection of samples. ReWrite notebooks come in 3 sizes, with ruled, plain, […]

Review and Giveaway: Resketch Sketchbook

Resketch got its start as a Kickstarter campaign. I missed it at the time, but the makers were kind enough to send me a sample to review. The concept is simple: a spiral bound notebook/sketchbook made of reclaimed papers of various types. Each one is slightly different, with papers of various weights, colors and designs. […]