The Sketchbook Project

Right around the corner from our apartment in Brooklyn was the Brooklyn Art Library, home to The Sketchbook Project. The walls are lined with sketchbooks from all over the world; you can browse through them by signing up for a free library card at the back of the shop and then browsing the catalog by tag, theme or artist to select a sketchbook to “check out.” The book you select is brought to you by a friendly librarian, along with another book, selected at random. It’s a lovely idea, very well executed, and we were captivated by it to the point where we purchased three of the blank sketchbooks to become authors ourselves. If you’re in the area, it’s a great place to spend a few hours.