While out and about this weekend I found out about this awesome little space called the Brooklyn Art Library. They archive sketchbooks from around the world sent in through projects they have done once a year since 2010. Unfortunately you can't freely browse the sketchbooks which kinda sucks (that wall is so pretty). BUT you can get a library card for FREE and check out a few sketchbooks at a time to flip through in the library. They also have a bunch of art knick knacks available for purchase after you're inevitably inspired by the sketchbooks. They're located at 103A N 3rd Street in Williamsburg.
If you want to make a sketchbook for their library, you're in luck! Right now you can sign up to be one of 5,000 worldwide artists in the Limited Edition Sketchbook Project. It's pretty cheap and they provide the sketchbook, check it out!
Here's a couple of images from sketchbooks I browsed through to get you excited:
Ellen Abraham- Narberth, Pennsylvania, USA
Lisa Buckley- Seattle, Washington, USA
David Murphy- Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Maryam Al-Homaid- Doha, Qatar
Qugnh Tu Truong- Bossley Park, NSW, Australia