Sketchbooks remain an integral part of my process, as my ideas often first take shape in them. They are a playground of sorts and I never get tired of visiting them.
I often purchase sketchbooks from thrift stores, I like the idea of a second life given and the fact that they are cheap! However, I take my work seriously and when I want something polished and lasting, I go to my go to: Stillman & Birn. Please follow the link to find out more about them, I cannot speak highly enough about their quality and who they are as a company, just terrific people.