Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks

I discovered Leuchtturm1917 notebooks on a recent visit to McNally Jackson one rainy Saturday afternoon and ended up purchasing one of the medium-sized squared notebooks (a.k.a. graph paper) in a chic camel color. It looks so stylish and the experience of writing in it is akin to what I would imagine going for a joy ride in a new car would feel like. There's a blank table of contents in the front to organize your notes, numbered pages, and smooth, ink-proof paper so that your ink doesn't bleed. Lurrrrrrve.

Goodnight Moon

My cousin Victoria sent out a baby shower invitation and asked everyone to send their favorite storybook with a personal message written inside. I went to McNally on this cold rainy Sunday and chose "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown:

Dear Baby,

I am very happy to welcome you into this world. I used to babysit a little boy named Ethan on the Upper East Side who loved this book--and I loved reading it to him. I look forward to the day when I can read it to you!

Sending lots of love from New York City,
Your Auntie 

McNally Jackson

52 Prince Street between Lafayette & Mulberry Street

McNally Jackson is my favorite bookstore ever. Period. I'm here pretty frequently, usually in the cooking section on the weeken. They also have a cute cafe and a fantastic selection of journals and notebooks. Did you know that you can also self-publish your own books here? Amazing. I highly recommend that you follow their Twitter account, which is filled with hilarious observations: @mcnallyjackson.