Review and Giveaway: Guided Rewrite Notebooks

I’m always hoping to find new brands of American-made notebooks. I was not familiar with Guided Products or their ReWrite brand of notebooks until they contacted me and sent some samples for review, so it was a pleasant discovery! I received quite a selection of samples. ReWrite notebooks come in 3 sizes, with ruled, plain, […]

Grandluxe Notebooks Review and Big Giveaway!

My jaw dropped when I opened the box of samples sent to me by the folks at Grandluxe— it was huge and heavy and full of tons of notebooks! Let’s take a look at the wide variety of products Grandluxe so generously shared, many of which I had never seen in stores. (If you don’t […]

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 […]

Notebooks Made of Coffee Cups

What a great idea: notebooks made out of coffee cups… with brown pages within, of course! Read more at Re-Purposed Coffee Cups Make for Notebooks Worth Buzzing About | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Huldra Press

I came across an interesting story a while back about Huldra Press, owned by Marianne Dages. She makes letterpress cards and prints, as well as bound journals using recycled papers. “I started making books like this because I was always kind of afraid of starting a perfectly white, blank book,” she said. “So, my idea […]

Review: Ex Libris Anonymous Book Cover Journals

I was contacted several months ago by Jacob Deatherage, the owner of Ex Libris Anonymous,  a small company based in Portland, Oregon who make journals by hand using old recycled books. When I agreed to accept a couple of samples for review, I had no idea I’d get this large batch! First of all, I […]

Calepino Notebooks

Here’s a new brand of notebooks that look fantastic! Notebooks : Calepino. Designed and manufactured in France, available in lined, squared and plain. 48 pages, 90g paper, 9 x 14cm. Sold in 3-packs that come in nice little case. Each 3-pack is 9 Euros, but outside the EU you can take 19.6% off since you […]

Review and Giveaway: Pocket Dept Notebooks

Pocket Dept is a relatively new brand of notebooks. Here’s the description from their website: Pocket Dept is a line of handy notebooks inspired by vintage stationary and designed to suit every pocket. Each Pocket Dept book is made from the finest writing papers and perfect bound for strength and durability. Designed and manufactured with […]

Beverage Notebooks

Here’s some cool notebooks I found out about from a reader (thanks June!) If you like beer, you’ll love this: See more at There’s also a wine journal at And for those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks, check this one out: I like the design– they seem to have a nice balance of […]

Review: O’Bon Notebooks (and Pencils)

I was happy to receive this lovely batch of samples from the good people at O’Bon. They make colorful and eco-friendly pencils and paper products. The large feather-pattern notebook on the bottom is a looseleaf binder. Then there are two wire-O notebooks, and 4 packs of pencils. Let’s take a closer look at the notebooks: […]