You too have succumbed (or are about to succumb) to the bullet journal trend? It’s a good thing! The playful and practical organization, the scribbles, the schedules, the To-Do lists and also THE famous dotted notebook!
Yes, but which one, eh? A Leuchtturm (widely acclaimed by bujo fans)? The Quo Vadis Life Journal (new on the market, made in France and hyper girly)? Or the Lemome UFO (little known but no less bluffing!)?
To help you to choose your future notebook to make a bullet journal I put together a list of my favorite brands when it comes to bullet journal notebook! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.
Leuchtturm1917 Medium A5 Dotted Hardcover Notebook
It’s no surprise that I recommend this notebook, which I consider THE perfect notebook for the Bullet Journal. There is even a special Bullet Journal edition (out of stock as I speak to you).
The Leuchtturm notebooks are available in a lot of different colors. Pages can be blank, lined, grid, or dotted.
The cover is rigid, the pages are numbered, there is an Index, 2 bookmark ribbons and at the end of the notebook, an inner gusseted pocket, allowing you to transport documents.
Number of pages: 249 pages
Paperweight: 80 g / m²
Moleskine Classic Notebook
The quality of Moleskine notebooks is well established. I love Moleskine notebooks, all as they are: from the very small lined notebooks with their flexible kraft cover to the Star Wars or Little Prince diaries that accompany us over 18 months …
Moleskine is slow to join Leuchtturm1917 on page numbering and the Index but I bet you it will be very soon! In the meantime, you can choose this type of hardcover notebook, with a gusset at the end of the notebook.
Number of pages : 240 pages
Paperweight : 70 g / m² (take it with a grain of salt because I had a lot of trouble finding the info!)
Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop – Lemome
The Lemome is a really basic notebook, it has no index ready to fill in and its pages are not numbered. I know that some people may be uncomfortable with this, so I prefer to make this info clear.
The reason why I am a huge fan of the Lemome notebook and I recommend it, it’s practically only because of the high quality of the paper. I personally don’t like that the pages aren’t numbered, so it’s a perfect notebook for a “creative journal” or for creative bujo enthusiasts.
Number of pages: 180 pages
Paperweight: 125 g / m²
Leitz A4 Hard Cover Notebook
This Leitz notebook has fewer pages BUT the paper is much more grammed. This can be a criterion of choice for some of you: painting, collages …
- Hard cover
- Integrated pen holder
- Pocket at the end of the notebook
- 8 pre-cut pages for notes
- Wide and strong elastic closure
- A “rule page” for easy measurement
It comes in 5 sober colors: white, black, navy blue, burgundy and green. The pages are white, lined or squared (as desired) in light gray
Number of pages: 160 pages
Paperweight: 96 g / m²
Daycraft Signature Notebook
The DayCraft books are books for Bullet journos in search of excellence. The paper is of premium quality and the finishes are appreciable. They are very simple, no special options apart from the bookmark and the very beautiful cover … For those who attach importance to the quality of the paper, this is paradise!
Number of pages: 176 pages
Paper weight: well grammed but I do not have the exact info, I would say 90 at least
Okay, these were my favorites! What about you? Do you have little nuggets of notebooks for us to discover? Share them with us!