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"Silva rerum they were called, commonplace books that contained a 'forest of things'. Excerpts of exceptional thought were dutifully copied into these bound books for further reflection and digestion. Commonplace books were considered necessary tools for learning that commonplacing was taught in universities such as Oxford. Milton, Hardy, Emerson, and Thoreau all kept their own commonplace books."

Commonplace Books are personal journals where a reader collects, classifies and organizes short, memorable pieces of learning and information regarding interests he or she may have.

Henry Tiffin was a British sailor who created this volume between 1748 and 1776. 1.

One page from The Henry Tiffin Commonplace Book. Henry Tiffin was a British sailor who created this volume between 1748 and Now *this* is how you use a Moleskin.

Beautiful Commonplace Books By Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and More (Photos) - The Daily Beast

Beautiful Commonplace Books By Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and More (Photos)

Pages from a commonplace book kept by Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) with information about ciphers, anagrams, stenography, and labyrinths. Images courtesy of Harry Ransom Center.

Famous commonplace books.

Beautiful Commonplace Books By Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and More (Photos)

A trove of beautiful commonplace books by Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and more, courtesy of The Harry Ransom Center.

Technology has changed, but commonplace books have stayed the same. One of Tumblr's greatest gifts is to help readers save and share their favorite quotes.

Tumblr: The New Commonplace Book

"Keep a Common-place Book for passages that strike you particularly;"   (PNEU Program 1922)            excerpt from Thomas Jefferson's co...

Commonplace book, also known as a copywork book for age 12 and above, ".this is not a place to write their own thoughts, but the great and noble thoughts of others" from Charlotte Mason Help

Beautiful Commonplace Books By Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and More (Photos) - The Daily Beast

Beautiful Commonplace Books By Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and More (Photos)

Pages from a commonplace book kept by Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) with information about ciphers, anagrams, stenography, and labyrinths.

Page from Patrick Branwell Brontë's commonplace book: From: Beautiful Commonplace Books By Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and More (Photos) - The Daily Beast

Beautiful Commonplace Books By Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and More (Photos)

Page from Patrick Branwell Brontë's commonplace book, courtesy Harry Ransom Center {Byron quotation}

Commonplace books were like Tumblr and Pinterest, said Tom Standage.  Il taccuino, lo zibaldone di pensieri, era un antesignano dei social network. Parola di Tom Standage.  http://tomstandage.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/how-commonplace-books-were-like-tumblr-and-pinterest/

Commonplace books were like Tumblr and Pinterest, said Tom Standage. Il taccuino, lo zibaldone di pensieri, era un antesignano dei social network. Parola di Tom Standage. http://tomstandage.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/how-commonplace-books-were-like-tumblr-and-pinterest/

Keeping a commonplace book

By Theryn Fleming (Beaver) I love commonplace books; —Michael Dirda When I was eleven, my godmother gave me a hardcover notebook.

"Every job, to be well done, requires the proper use of the proper tools.  Reading is no exception to this rule.  Besides being sure that I have the proper lighting, there are three tools that are always close at hand when I sit down to read - a small sized dictionary, my Reader's Journal, and my Commonplace Book."

"Every job, to be well done, requires the proper use of the proper tools. Reading is no exception to this rule. Besides being sure that I have the proper lighting, there are three tools that are always close at hand when I sit down to read - a small sized dictionary, my Reader's Journal, and my Commonplace Book."

Commonplace Book Article

Commonplace books -- blank tomes to designed to house sketches, ideas, and fleeting thoughts -- are a traditional accessory of the artist and the creator.

John Hancock's Commonplace Book, 1687

John Hancock's Commonplace Book, 1687 // shouldn't we all have a commonplace book?

Old cookbooks.  Not quite a diary, journal or commonplace book, but they have their similarities. If you pick up an old cookbook you’ll often find handwritten notes in the margin and the back, or y...

1940s recipe journal

Old cookbooks. Not quite a diary, journal or commonplace book, but they have their similarities. If you pick up an old cookbook you’ll often find handwritten notes in the margin and the back, or y...

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