monastery notebook

The Monastery Notebook I can't believe I'd misplaced this notebook for so long! This is from my trip to Tibet in 2001, when I spent a lot of time at Buddhist monasteries. In Samye, I met some very kindly monks and, on the day of my departure, they surprised me with this delicate notepad from their monastery (the oldest monastery in Tibet actually, circa 775AD).


elizabeth said...

very sweet

brandon said...

My name is Brandon, and I’m an intern with Chronicle Books. As you may know, we’re the US distributor for the Moleskine notebooks. Right now, we’re rolling out a Moleskine products giveaway, and we felt that Museum of Notebooks' readers might be interested in submitting some of the art they’ve done in their Moleskines to our contest.

Basically, we’re looking for submissions similar to the ones a site like ‘Skine Art gets, from readers who can share photos and comments about their Moleskines. We’re encouraging readers to email pictures of what’s in their Moleskine to with the subject line “MOLESKINE” in order to enter.

Five submissions will be randomly selected to receive a free pack of Moleskine notebooks, which will include a Pocket Ruled Notebook, a Pocket Sketchbook and a Pack of Plain Kraft Pocket Cahiers.

We’ll post the images on our blog and announce the winners in late November, and will upload entries to our Facebook page. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 14th.

You can find more details on our blog, at

Thanks so much for your time.