Take Note: Cool Journals from Rhody Shops

There’s the perfect blank book for every kind of note-taker


If you're anything like me, jotting things down is a critical step to ensure ideas and tasks don’t vanish into oblivion. Whether you’re documenting daily observations, plotting your next big idea, or simply keeping track of to-dos, there’s the perfect blank book or journal – from a small business near you –ready to collect your thoughts.

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For the Nature Lover:

Perfect for the individual who finds inspiration in the tangible world, letterpress notebooks – available with either Insect or Mushroom covers –  are an invitation to scribble amidst the beauty of flora and fauna. Providence,

For the Curious:

We've all been there…momentarily intrigued by a thought or question but too busy to explore it immediately. The Remember to Google This Later notepad serves as your reminder to circle back to those fleeting curiosities. Providence,

For the Cool Cats:

Love woodcut prints and cats? The Last Call Cats Journal features felines contemplating their next round by artists Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa. A must for anyone who appreciates the art of storytelling, combining vintage charm with modern flair.  Providence,

For the Charmed Gardners:

Zodiac Notepads aren’t just for writing,they come with a bonus:plantable seed paper packaging. Scribble your thoughts and then plant the packaging to see wildflowers bloom. Providence,

For the Optimist:

Bright, cheerful, and full of hope, the All I Need Is A Bright Afternoon Journal is for the dreamer looking to capture their aspirations and everyday joys. Providence,

For Those Seeking Balance:

Designed to elegantly juggle your professional and personal life, the Work/Life Notebook helps organize tasks, priorities, and personal notes with guided pages and stylish design. Newport,

For the Planner:

For the uber-organized, the Design Works Ink Hardcover Fabric Spine Notebook offers clean, utilitarian design with features like bullet templates, conversion charts, and pen holders, ensuring you stay on top of every detail. Providence,

For the Daydreamer

Middletown-based stationers have partnered with an LA press to offer the limited edition Sky & Meadow Notebook. With its simple watercolor cloudy sky over green grass, it was made for doodling before a nap on a picnic blanket. Statewide stockists, 


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