Coldsnap Bindery books, including this mini-pad ($15, Token, 888 Queen West, 416-516-9586, www.coldsnapbindery. com), are collaged together using found fabric and paper bits.
Re-Cord's retro-album-cover notebooks like this mariachi-band-at-sunset style are all one-of-a-kind ($9.95, Winkel , 1107 Queen East, 416-465-4247).
The Papery (124 Cumberland, 416-962-3916) stocks a selection of pulp-fiction-inspired books featuring pages stamped with sassy lines like "She always got what she wanted and she always wanted what wasn't hers" ($11.95).
Vintage yellow and green paisley wallpaper covers Smitten Kitten's journal ($20, Nathalie-Roze and Co., 1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699, www.smittenkitten.ca).
A classic Moleskine ($14.95, Outer Layer, 577 Queen West, 416-869-9889) was good enough for Picasso and Hemingway, but you might need to pack a sparkly pen to catch the bling-trained eye of your starlet stalkee.