Paw Prints

Late Limited Editions

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Finally! Blackwing 223 is here. Here's Blackwing's copy. “All you can write is what you see.” On February 23, 1940, Woody Guthrie scribbled these words at the bottom of a lyric. Above them was a song he had just written about the inequality he witnessed in his travels across the United States. This Land Is Your Land would go on to become one of the most poignant and iconic folk songs in history. Woody is often depicted in sepia tones reminiscent of the Dust Bowl, but his artistic palette extended much further. He filled composition notebooks and day planners with...

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Notebook for taking away

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I'm about to head off to the wilds of Scotland for a short break. Whatever the weather (and the Outer Hebrides can throw four seasons in one day at you, sometimes several times over), I will have a notebook on me at all times.

"Oh, to record your vacation?" you might ask.

No. Well, kind of. I'm a writer. Whereas others might see an interesting rock face and admire the various nooks and crannies or the nesting birds, my brain wonders if it's actually a portal to another world. And while most normal people might note a particularly good café so they can return to it for their amazing scones, if I'm writing in a café, it's more likely that someone nearby looks like an interesting character, or has said something I want to steal and use in a book somehow.

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Friday Update

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Hello from Charlie & Spice. NewsMay is almost half-done! "Quaran-time" is weird.   Being British, best I start with a weather update. We’re having a brief dally with Spring here in Cyprus, although most days, it’s pretty summery. High twenties during the day and mid teens at night. The developed world is doing well against the virus, and I would urge all readers who can, to get vaccinated. Doing so protects you, your loved ones and the most vulnerable in society. Spare a thought for the developing world, which frankly, is getting a walloping from Covid-19 at the moment. We...

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Éminence grise

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

What in the name of blue blazes is this? Alright, grey blazes. Can one even have grey blazes? Oh, whatever. But seriously, a notebook from LAMY?

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Hitting the Beach

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Notebooks by Word.Notebooks are opinionated. Most of the lines have ruled paper, supplemented by bullets. They even have a key on the inside cover to give the user a bullet system. Equally, the bullets can be ignored and the book used for random notes. I do both - I like a good list, but have been known to write long streams of observation too. A pack of three for £10 is outstanding value for money.

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