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Quick Update

March 4th, 2009 · 36 Comments · black book

Quick update – Many of you have been writing over the past few months to ask about the site’s lack of posts. Part of the reason is that my (non-notebook-related) job is keeping me very, very busy at the moment. But a larger reason is that I honestly haven’t seen any notebooks recently that really […]

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Japanese Minimalism: The Midori Traveler’s Notebook

December 8th, 2008 · 39 Comments · black book

The Midori Traveler’s Notebook, a leather-bound journal from Japan, is something I’ve been wanting to review for a quite a while.  Advertised as the notebook for “all the travelers who have a free spirit,” I’ve received numerous e-mails asking us for a review, and more importantly, how to get one. However, as far as I […]

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Quick Post

November 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments · black book

Hey everyone – Sorry to have disappeared recently. I’ve been incredibly busy with non-stationery work, but will be posting a very interesting new notebook review on Monday. The Piccadilly notebook prizes were put in the mail the other day, so those should be arriving soon. And keep those notebook suggestions coming! -BC

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The Perfect Little Non-Black Book: The Rite in the Rain Notebooks

November 4th, 2008 · 16 Comments · black book

I’ve said in a number of our reviews that the notebooks that impress me most are those that show ingenuity in simplicity.  I’m pretty utilitarian in my notebook usage – I don’t write with a special pen, or generally treat them with any sort of respect. I don’t need a fancy cover or classy paper. […]

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Piccadilly Contest Winners

November 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments · black book

I meant to post the winners on Halloween, but got caught up in festivities. Before we give the names, I want to thank all of you for entering. Special thanks goes out to those of you who either added us to your blog rolls, blogged about us, or both. We had thousands of new hits […]

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The Moleskine Knock-Off: The Markings Notebook

October 29th, 2008 · 28 Comments · black book

Today’s R.L. Gibson Markings Notebook bookends a set of three moleskine-style notebook reviews we’ve done, following some fierce competition from the Piccadilly and the Guildhall. Both the Piccaddilly and the Guildhall are inexpensive little black notebooks that I initially feared were nothing more than Moleskine knock-offs, and was suprised to find that both had impressive […]

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The Moleskine That Folds In Half: The Guildhall Notebook

October 21st, 2008 · 30 Comments · black book

When we first began this site, one of the biggest problems we had was finding out about new little black notebooks. Luckily, as we’ve grown, you readers have become our prime source for learning of the latest brands on the market, to the point where our biggest problem has become actually obtaining copies for review. […]

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CONTEST! Win The New Piccadilly Notebooks!

October 14th, 2008 · 27 Comments · black book, moleskine notebook

CONTEST CLOSED!! Something neat came in the mail yesterday: Before we get to the contest, just a note: we finally put together a full picture guide to the notebooks we’ve reviewed. We’ll hope to add helpful features such as arranging by price, hardest cover to softest cover, etc. For those of you who are new […]

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The Bible of Notebooks: The Allan’s Journal

October 9th, 2008 · 14 Comments · black book

Recently, I’ve seen a number of notebooks on the market whose origins are pretty creative. For example, Book Journals takes old hard cover books from the 1950s and 1960s and converts them into spiral-bound notebooks. Urban Outfitters has recently started selling notebooks with real old vinyl records sliced up for the covers – very, very […]

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Proving Moleskine Is Just A Style: The Piccadilly Notebook

September 30th, 2008 · 89 Comments · black book

WIN THE NEW PICCADILLY NOTEBOOK IN BC’S CONTEST! CLICK HERE! The Moleskine company owes a lot to the US chain bookstore Barnes and Noble. Though I remember Moleskines gaining some popularity when they first hit stationery shops in the US, it wasn’t until Barnes and Noble dedicated an entire double-sided shelf in the front of […]

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