Review and Giveaway: Coloring Notebook

I’m sure no one has failed to notice the adult coloring book trend that’s exploded over the last few years. Bookstores are jam-packed with them. Many have gorgeous , elaborate designs, but that’s all there is to them: pages to color. For those of us who are always carrying a notebook or journal anyway, the […]

10 Notebooks to Celebrate National Stationery Week

National Stationery Week is 25 April – 1 May 2016 in the UK, and the Independent features 10 top notebook picks to celebrate. My two favorites below! Atlas & I Personalised Map Leather Journal:From £38, Not On The High Street “Simply provide a postcode and place name which means something to you, and Atlas & […]

Review & Giveaway: CR Brand Notebook Wallets

I first came across the CR Signature Notebook Wallet a few months ago and immediately thought it was a great idea. A notebook and a wallet are both key daily carry items for almost everyone, so shouldn’t there be a good way to combine them? But it’s surprisingly hard to find something that does both […]

Moleskine Monday: Voyageur Notebook Review

The Moleskine Voyageur notebook was introduced last summer, and so far remains a unique outlier in their product line. It’s an odd size, in between the classic pocket and large notebooks. It has a brown cloth-bound cover. It has a fancy die-cut paper wrapper with a travel-themed collage element. It has colored endpapers. I guess […]

Review and Giveaway: Notes and Dabbles

I was excited to discover this new brand, as I’m always looking for nice, basic notebooks with simple extra touches that differentiate them from the pack. I really liked the look of Notes & Dabbles’ cloth-covered notebooks as well as the leather-look hardcovers and softcovers, so I immediately wrote to the company to request samples. […]

Review & Giveaway: Notez and Dayz by Less Thingz

It’s fun to review things that stretch the boundaries of “notebook” a bit. The Notez notebook and Dayz planner certainly do that! They are made by an Austrian company called Less Thingz, who were kind enough to send me these samples. At a glance, you can see that these have a unique format. The outside […]

Questions from Readers

Once again, I’m rounding up some questions from various readers who are in search of their perfect notebook. Help them if you can by leaving a comment! From Landon: I really like the filofax pocket cover you showed a couple of years ago. I have been looking for something exactly like that for a long […]

Review: Hobonichi Techo Planner 2014

Here’s an exciting item to be my first review of 2014: I’d heard about the Hobonichi Planner on a few other notebook sites, so I was very happy when their US marketing person contacted me to offer a sample for review. 2014 is the first year they’ve done an English-translated version of this planner, which […]

Moleskine Monday: Coming This Spring

Looks like Moleskine is introducing some interesting new items this spring. If you search on Amazon by pub date, you’ll see all the 2014 and 2015 planners, including something called a Dashboard Planner. Moleskine 2015 Dashboard Planner, Vertical, 12 Month, Large, Black, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) They are also launching something I’ve long wanted […]

Review & Giveaway: Field Notes Limited Editions

I’ve mentioned and reviewed Field Notes a few times on this site, but I’ve never been a big fan of their notebooks and all the hype around them. It was great to be able to try their notebooks thanks to readers who sent me some samples, but I’d never felt compelled to buy them… until […]