Cheap Notebooks at Barnes & Noble

Spotted at a B&N: bargain priced Piccadilly notebooks (medium size only) and a prompted journal/sketchbook, obviously modeled on Wreck This Journal. These were in the bargain book section, along with some other low-priced sketchbooks and journals, separate from the stationery/art supply/full-priced journal section of the store.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Naomi Leeman

This week’s addict is a designer and illustrator who has filled many Moleskines with collages from her travels, among other things: “For the past several years, I’ve keep a sketchbook that I use for everyday notes, ideas, lists, sketches, as well as travel collages.  I carry it with me everywhere and, recently, it has been […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Toby

This week’s addict tweeted a photo of his collection with the note “so, this is what I had in arm’s reach today; decided to spread it out and see. “ I love this collection! There’s a little of everything– Rhodia, Doane Paper, Whitelines, Federal Supply Service military notebooks, Furrow Books (a Kickstarter project), Piccadilly, Apica […]

Laura Jernegan’s Whaleship Journal

A reader named Resi tipped me off to this wonderful website where you can see the pages of a journal kept by a young girl while she was at sea on a whaling ship in 1869 (her father was the captain): Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship – Explore Laura’s Journal. It’s pretty amazing to […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Esme (again)

Esmé has been featured here as a notebook addict before, back in January 2014. Since then, their collection has been expanding , filling a whole additional shelf! Esmé writes: “So I’m now 17, as of last week (I was 15 when I last submitted I think), and I’ve been collecting notebooks for the last couple […]

Review and Giveaway: New Monologue Notebooks

I’ve reviewed Monologue notebooks from Grandluxe a couple of times on this site, and I’m always happy to receive samples of their new products. These arrived recently, and while they are not at first glance drastically different from other Monologue products, they offer some neat new features. These first two journals are pretty close to […]

Pentalic Traveler Pocket Sketch Reader Review

I love the detailed commentary I sometimes get from readers of this site about their own favorite notebooks. A reader called Filcard responded to my review of the Pentalic Illustrator’s Sketchbook recommending that I check out another one of their products: “My absolute favorite though is the “sister” product to the Illustrator, the Traveler Pocket […]

In Praise of Wear and Tear

From a lovely essay about appreciating the worn, torn, lived-in-ness of books and notebooks, the “messiness of creation”: “For about fifteen years now I have been keeping a notebook, or multiple notebooks actually, ostensibly with the intention of jotting down ideas or thoughts before they escape off into the ether. Occasionally these thoughts result in […]

Astier de Villatte Villa Medici Notebooks

These are rather gorgeous: “The Villa Médicis notebooks by Astier de Villatte are printed with beguiling photographs from the palace gardens.In 1803, Napoléon Bonaparte moved his exclusive French Academy to Rome’s storied Villa Medici. Since then, the Italian Renaissance villa that overlooks the ancient city has housed generations of creative minds, including Jean-­Auguste­-Dominique Ingres, Claude […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Wendy

This week’s addict compiled the journals below during a period of transition in her life: “Learning Journals from 2009″ 2009 must have been quite a year! From the looks of that photo, she went through about 2 journals per month! “Since then, I have collected a handsome pile of moleskin learning and reflection journals. Each […]