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.

Moleskine Monday: Start-Ups Love Them

Just spotted this article: Why Startups Love Moleskines – The New Yorker, which notes that “the popularity of Moleskine notebooks seems to defy the widespread worship of technological innovations coming out of Silicon Valley.” Ok, that is a trend that has been talked about a lot, and I’ll actually read the rest of the article […]

Review: Essentials Notebook

I first saw the Essentials Notebook brand on the Barnes & Noble website— an accidental find, while looking for the Piccadilly Essential Notebook. I don’t know if the similar naming was deliberate, but the products are from two different companies. This Essentials Notebook is made by Peter Pauper Press, and I bought it at the […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Kim

This week’s addict sent me an email about her notebook addiction: “The name is Kim and I have been an notebook addict unofficially since 1996 but officially since 2001. When I discovered this website it made me realize I am not alone out there and people understand the obsession these magical books posses! One of […]

Moleskine Monday: I May Never Buy a New Moleskine Again

I am really quite depressed. I keep poking around in stores, looking at their stock of Moleskines to see if anything’s changed with how they’re making them. At one point several months ago, I’d had a glimmer of optimism that maybe there had just been a blip in their manufacturing rather than an overall decline […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: D Murphy

This week’s addict contacted me by email to share this photo: I love this collection– the almost architectural way they’re stacked and shelved, the consistency of notebook types and date/subject labeling. And many of them have a nice worn in look– not totally beat up, but that slightly dingy and soft look that comes from […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Vikram

This week’s addict emailed me photos of his collection with the following commentary: I’m a normal guy, high school grad and going into college. I’d like to share with you a couple pictures of my notebook collection; though this picture is incomplete, it includes about 80% of all my notebooks. Favorites: red Miquelrius 300-sheet journal […]

Piccadilly Notebooks Now in Colors

The latest new development from the folks at Piccadilly: colored versions of their Essential Notebooks. They’re only available in lined versions, at least so far. And I guess they’re only available through Piccadilly’s online store now that Borders is going out of business! I hope they’ll find some other retailers to work with soon…

Moleskine Monday: “Brand Ambassadors” (for the Right Brand?)

This article talks about the way Moleskine’s loyal fans do a lot of their marketing for them: How Moleskine Converts Fans and Retailers to Brand Ambassadors. This video is included, in which an architect talks about Moleskines and shows off 3 he is currently using. But I found myself wondering if one of them is […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Bisonlady

This week’s addict emailed me a link to her Flickr photo stream, which includes these photos (and more) of her very large collection of journals. Wow:     Here’s what she has to say about them: From the attic to various places in my bedroom: paper as far as the eye can see… I’ve always […]