Moleskine Monday: The Voyageur Traveller’s Notebook

Here’s a new product from Moleskine that looks kind of cool: The Voyageur Traveller’s Notebook. When I first saw it, I thought, “Wow, Moleskine’s trying to get a piece of the Midori Traveller’s Notebook action.” There are lots of differences, but this new Moleskine is brown, which seems to be the most popular Midori color, […]

Famille Summerbelle Map Notebooks

These look cute… I love the intricate designs, which seem to be based on cut paper! Find out more at Discover our new notebooks! – Famille Summerbelle.

Review: Design.Y Notebooks

I can’t believe it’s taken me over 2 years to review these notebooks. I first heard of Design-Y in early 2012, when they were receiving quite a bit of buzz on fountain pen blogs. If you’re not familiar with this brand, here’s the background: they are handmade in Japan by a Mr. Yoshino. He uses […]

Italian Notebooks from the 1940s-1950s

These are described as “Sweet Bella vintage Italian notebooks from the ’40s and ’50s.” If they are really that old and not reproductions made more recently, that is pretty cool! They look brand new…   Sweet Bella’s website features some products from Antica Cartotecnica which are said to be vintage items “culled from decades of […]

What I’m Using Now (and Recently)

A reader asked for more details about the notebooks in my “What I’m Using Now” photo. I haven’t been updating that photo as often as I should, though for the most part, it’s still accurate most of the time. The red and blue notebooks are HandBook Artist Journals that I have been slowly filling with […]

Tennyson Note Book Cover From Shire Supply

A nicely understated, rugged-looking notebook cover:   Available in 4 colors, and comes with your choice of either a Moleskine cahier or a Field Notes notebook included. Buy at “The Tennyson” Note Book – From Shire Supply Company / ShireSupply.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Jesse Jarnow

This week’s addict is right in line with the rest of this week’s theme. He has quite a collection of those old reddish-brown notebooks and is desperate to find more! He mentions them being made by Oxford, which must be the brand they ended up with in more recent years after Boorum & Pease was […]

Another Retro Style from Boorum & Pease

Here’s another simple notebook style from Boorum and Pease, and this one still seems to be available, at least in this size and format: Boorum & Pease Handy Size 7 x 4 3/8 Inch 96-Page Bound Memo Book with Stiff Tan Cover (6559) Below is from a post by Andy at Woodclinched (a blog about […]

Boorum & Pease/Esselte Black Notebooks

Here’s another old-time favorite of mine: These are pocket sized notebooks made by Boorum & Pease and Esselte in the 1980s, with lined pages and a textured black hard cover. I look at these now and see them as a sort of proto-Moleskine. I was always looking for a nice “little black book,” in a […]

Boorum and Pease Brown Taped-Spine Notebook

A reader recently wrote to me with the following question: “I have been looking for a particular kind of notebook for quite some time. I see them more in movies than anything, and examples include JFK and the most recent Captain America movie (see pic below). It’s very similar to the one you have posted […]