Following the paper trail


There has never been anything quite so personal as writing in a journal, diary or notebook, especially in today’s look-at-me blogosphere.

Writing in longhand is a private communion, and a personal bulwark against all things digital. Handwriting is the perennial link to your youth, as a student and dreamer, just you and your thoughts as best your hand can inscribe them between covers. And it’s the forever connection to the great writers, whose initial notes for their works are no less skeletal than your own. Notebooks bring out the journalist – or at least the secret journal – in everyone.

By Juan Rodriguez
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Photo: Russell Hemsworth, owner of the Nota Bene on Park Ave., describes the wares his shop sells "as stationery for active minds." Below: a sampling of the writing products Nota Bene sells. Photograph by : ALLEN MCINNIS, THE GAZETTE

[Thanks Chris]