Journal Junky

It’s always cool to see someone turn their love of notebooks into a business: “Nicole Watkins knows firsthand that faithfully writing in a journal can change your life. “I’ve been journaling since I was a little girl. I loved that connection between the hand and the mind and writing would always get me through sad […]

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 […]

From the In-Box

Catching up on various tips  and questions people have sent in! From S, a link to an old episode of Fresh Air Weekend: ‘Let’s Explore’: David Sedaris On His Public Private Life: The best-selling author and humorist has kept journals for 36 years. Those diaries have been the jumping-off point for the personal essays that […]

Review: Soundless Soliloquy Notebook

I bought this notebook from Soundless Solilquy’s shop on Etsy over a year ago. It just looked like a nice simple notebook with some attractive colors available, so I decided to give one a try. It’s a very cute and handy size that manages to be very pocketable, more substantial than a Moleskine Cahier or […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Emadam

This week, we have someone who is not just addicted to notebooks, but addicted to making notebooks! “i follow your page for some years now and finally managed it to make some photos of my notebook collection. well it´s just a part of my collection and it´s a mixture of used and new notebooks but: […]

From Readers

Paul sent photos of this fascinating eBay find: a one-month diary from 1887. I’ve never seen this kind of promotional diary covering only one month!   Anastasija from Macedonia invites you to visit her Etsy shop called Eleusa, where she sells handmade journals and other items:   Marush from Guatemala has a line of notebooks […]

Paperiaarre Gilt Notebooks

Beautifully bound journals with metallic gold decoration on cloth covers– these seem a bit glam yet very simple at the same time. Handcrafted by Paperiaarre in Finland. Via Minimalist Gilt Notebooks @ Lushlee.

Hamutulet Notebooks from Israel

An interesting and attractive selection of notebooks from Etsy seller Hamutelet, based in Israel: The notebooks are handmade from recycled paper, with a stitched binding.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Emma

Emma emailed me some photos of her collection, with these comments: My notebook collection isn’t quite as big as a lot of your other readers’ collections, but it’s on its way! I have: three plain Moleskine cahiers, spanning the last month of high school and my first year of college; two plain Moleskine softcovers, spanning […]

Review and Giveaway: Paperback Note

I first discovered Paperback Note via a link at Better Living Through Design. It later turned out I’d made their creator a notebook addict of the week. It makes perfect sense that Herman would be so addicted to notebooks, he had to start a company to make them! Paperback Notes Notebooks are made of old […]