Phil’s Stationery, NYC

Phil’s Stationery is a gem– assuming you like messy, dusty, old-school office supply stores, that is! I’d never heard of it until a few weeks ago when I happened to meet someone for lunch nearby and saw this amazing sign: There are so few stores like this left in NYC, especially in what must be […]

Japanese Stationery

If, like me, you are dying to go to Japan to explore its stationery stores, you will enjoy the vicarious journey provided by this article and its luscious photographs. Enjoy! Source: Japan: Paradise for Stationery Lovers Save Save

Notebook Addict of the Week: Claudia Rohling

This week’s addict is an illustrator whose biography reveals this intriguing detail: “My father ran an office supply and printing company. The endless possibilities of pens, papers, paints and inks captivated my imagination for as long as I can remember.” When asked to post a few random things about herself on her blog, #4 was […]

More Good Stuff from Our Readers

From Jennie, a link to an article with some more great reasons to favor paper over digital note-taking: “The notebook has an immediate tactile advantage over phones: they aren’t connected to the Internet. It’s intimate in a way computers aren’t. A notebook has never interrupted me with a screen that says, “Wuz up?” Notebooks are […]

Dry Goods, Brooklyn, NY

I went to a great store on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn recently. It’s called Dry Goods, and the merchandise is a really neat mix– all the stuff I’d want to sell if I opened a store myself, including a variety of old-style perfume and toiletries with beautiful labels, household goods, books, and clothing… but most […]

1960s Steno Pad on Etsy

For sale on Etsy! From the listing: This is old store stock from a now defunct shop, and is in BEAUTIFUL CONDITION! Each pad has 60 sheets, and measures 6″ x 9″ – the perfect size for all of your stenographic needs! And that cover art is just TOO MUCH! More at VINTAGE notebook STENOGRAPHER […]

Time for Another Carnival!

Since I’ve reconsidered my decision to chuck all my notebooks in favor of my iPhone 🙂 , I thought it was about time I hosted another Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper. You can submit a post relating to notebooks, pens, pencils, office supplies, art supplies, etc at this link anytime up until 5pm EST […]

EBay Find: Scottsbluff Typewriter Company Notepad from 1949

Here’s another neat-o EBay purchase, a promotional notepad from a typewriter company! Actually, I guess they must have started out as a typewriter company but expanded into general office supplies, given the motto on the cover “Everything for the Office.” Inside it’s pretty simple: just plain perforated pages. There aren’t many pages left in the […]

Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper #3 Coming Soon!

The third edition of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper will be here before you know it, this time hosted by Office Supply Geek on Tuesday October 6th. Submissions are due by 5pm EST on Sunday October 4th. The Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper is a traveling monthly collection of the best blog […]

Do You Like Notebooks Because You Write?

Or do you write because you like notebooks? “Girl with A Notebook” ponders the question “How has writing affected your life?” One of the seemingly obvious answers would be that I spend a lot more time alone since I’ve started writing, preferring the company of my keyboard to the company of my classmates… or did […]