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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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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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The Art of Japanese Paper-making: The Awagami +1

September 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments · black book

Most of our notebook reviews fall into one of three categories. There’s the positive review, with maybe a few hints for improvement. Then there’s the generally negative review, wherein we try to be very specific about the reasons for our disappointment instead of just bashing the product. Usually, these notebooks tried to do something new […]

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Would you bring the Habana to Havana? The Quo Vadis Notebook

September 17th, 2008 · 8 Comments · black book

Recently, Exaclair, Inc. (stationery importers of such fine products as the Rhodia line to the USA) sent me an unexpected package of notebooks for review, and by recently, I mean quite a while ago. Much apologies – as I posted last week, I haven’t been all that local in the past month, but now with […]

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The Cartesio: A Notebook From Florence

July 10th, 2008 · 23 Comments · black book

Since this website began a year ago, finding black notebooks has become an increasingly difficult task. We’ve covered everything from the common to those of the no-longer-available variety, and very rare is it that someone brings to our attention to one we haven’t heard of. So needless to say, I was thrilled when a package […]

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The Perfect Moleskine (And you can’t have it)

May 7th, 2007 · 22 Comments · black book

According to legend, when famed travel writer Bruce Chatwin learned that his favorite notebook, a moleskine manufactured by a small company in Paris, was being discontinued, he immediately went to the shop and bought every last one they had in stock. At least he had the forewarning. I’ve found the perfect little black notebook; in […]

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The Pocket Blank Book: A Moleskine alternative, not a replacement

April 30th, 2007 · 8 Comments · black book

The Book Factory is a company that makes quality custom notebooks for use in industrial settings. They specialize in numerous varieties of lab, engineering, and log books, which are, according to the website, used by 9 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies (among other clients). The pages are section sewn (similar to the Moleskine) […]

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