Here’s not only my first review, but a Leuchtturm1917 review. And it couldn’t be about a nicer product. I recently acquired this gorgeous black, lined, medium (A5) notebook after seeing a video online about a productivity system known as ‘The Bullet Journal’. I thought to myself “this is a good excuse to spend some money in an attempt to curb my forgetfulness when it comes to keeping organized”. After some research on notebooks I came across the Leuchtturm1917 in a Google+ post explaining how good this book is. So, hello amazon! Went there, bought one for a price I thought was quite high for a notebook! At first anyway. But it is worth every penny.
It came in a nice, very protective box. Once opened I found a lovely looking book wrapped in plastic, I ran my fingernail down the edge (taking care not to damage any pages) and peeled away the clear plastic sheath to behold what can only be described as sheer quality. (Dear me I sound like a Leuchtturm1917 fanboy!)
I removed the nicely fitted elastic closure and opened the hard cover to find some little inserts detailing a brief outline about the company and what-not. The first page offers space to provide your name and address with all area titles labelled in English and German. For example the top of each page you will find printed this: Datum / Date:
Just flicking through the pages the binding felt strong and the paper felt thick. I continued through to the back where I came across the pocket where I found some thin stickers so you can label the spine of your notebook for easy categorization (if you have a lot of notebooks) or fatter stickers to label the front of your book. As you can see I also purchased the Leuchtturm1917 black pen-loop. You can’t go wrong for £3. The adhesive is strong and the elastic sturdy.
There’s a few more features I haven’t mentioned yet but they make this good notebook even better. There are contents pages and the pages are numbered so you can organize your notes without having to remember to number them yourself. This, for me, is a must have! It’s the little details I sometimes forget, I’m just as bad at forgetting to label my Photoshop layers. Writers and journalists working on a number of different projects will find this useful. I chose a notebook with lines which in this book (and all other Leuchtturm1917 books are) which measure at 5mm spacing. It contains 248 pages, 8 of which are perforated for easy removal if you wish (found at the back).
These books also come in a variety of colours, sizes and page setups: lined, plain or grid layouts.
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