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 […]

Moleskine Monday: Great Lakes Writing Set on Etsy

This is pretty cute: This “great” writing set features the Great Lakes – Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior! The set includes a notebook and 5 pencils. The notebook is a blue softcover Moleskine Cahier notebook silkscreened with a silhouette of the lakes in light blue. It’s perfect for taking notes or doodles and is […]

Moleskine Monday: Retro Cassette

Spotted at BookExpo last week: a new Moleskine design with retro cassette tape art on the cover. Very cute… though I suspect they stole the idea from people on Etsy who have already done similar designs… (see here  and here ). Moleskine says this limited edition was designed to commemorate the 50th birthday of the […]

Notebook Gems

Lots of cool notebooks highlighted in this post at, including these and more: Most seem to be available on Etsy.

Big & Mighty Customized Cahiers on Etsy

My latest Etsy fave: Big & Mighty. I love their irreverent customzied Moleskine cahiers! More styles available at Etsy.  

Notebook Necklaces

I got an email a few months ago introducing me to these cool notebook necklaces, handmade by Casey at FartsyArts! My name is Casey and I TOO am a lover of notebooks. Mole skin, spiral, sketchbooks, oh my! I probably have too many but there is something so lovely about having blank notebooks around JUST […]