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Most Liked Positive Review
My Circa, My Way
I have tried 'em all. Every personal organizer out there - electronic and paper. I have spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars looking for just the right combination of structure and...Read complete review
I have tried 'em all. Every personal organizer out there - electronic and paper. I have spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars looking for just the right combination of structure and flexibility.I found it in Circa by Levenger.This product is flexible, customizable, portable and my favorite – good for right or left-handed writers!I have a multi-faceted life - work, family, artist, writer, political activist, active in several other organizations, gardener, the list goes on. Circa keeps me on track, gives me room to create and is sized to go with me everywhere I have to be. My Circa travels easily from my art studio to a corporate Board Room.I use the extra discs from my Junior Circa notebook to offload work notes or short stories into easily organized archives. And the add-ons like the colored page flags and customizable tabs let me create a Circa notebook to suit my individual and evolving needs. Oh, and the great colors of the broadcloth covers let me express a bit of my personality while I stay organized.Circa is the perfect portable personal assistant for this busy creative professional.
Most Liked Negative Review
Functional but Poor Quality
I bought this notebook back in late 2010. I was immediately disappointed, but being frugal, I kept using it to "get my money's worth".Functionally, it does...Read complete review
I bought this notebook back in late 2010. I was immediately disappointed, but being frugal, I kept using it to "get my money's worth".Functionally, it does what a notebook cover should do. First, it provides stability for writing when you cannot have the notebook on the desk. Second, it protects all of the pages of the notebook from outside world.Aesthetically and quality wise I think it left much to be desired. First, the fabric will attract and hold all manners of dust and debris. The notebook required several rolls with a tape roller every day to keep it looking even sort of decent.Second, within a week of receiving it, I noticed a large dent in the padding of the notebook. It was very easy to see and drove me absolutely mad. I do not know how it was caused, but whatever the padding is made of should be more resiliant than to be so quickly misshapen.Between the dust and the dent, I kept the notebook open virtually all of the time - thereby negating one of its functional aspects (protecting your work).When an analyst consultant joined our team, I was quick to show off Circa. She loved it but I did warn her not to purchase the bookcloth notebook because of the issues I had. She purchased the leather version. One year later, her leather notebook cover looked like new despite being taken on flights across the US each week.I've finally given up on the bookcloth notebook cover. I put a clear plastic cover on my work until I get the leather one I've ordered but is on backorder. I am confident that the leather will hold up better, and kicking myself for 1) choosing the bookcloth first and 2) waiting this long to replace something that was clearly sub par.At least it did not hinder my love for Circa in general!
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from Kansas City, KS
Comments about Levenger Circa Bookcloth Notebook:
After reading tons of reviews I decided to order and I am Glad I spent the $. The notebook goes everywhere with me. I like the feel of it. The ability to re-arrange pages as I need is great!. I am going to purchase a bigger set of discs in near future so I can add more to my book.I foresee a leather cover in future as well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Bookcloth Notebook - Junior
from Colorado Springs, CO
I am a long time user of Levenger Circa, so I was not disappointed with the Junior Notebook. The larger Circas are great, but this is the perfect size to throw in a bag to take to client meetings. With the To-Do pages and Action Method sheets it easy to update projects, tasks, etc and keep them organized. I would LOVE to see a tie-in with Evernote like the Moleskine notebooks do, that would make them perfect for me.
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Disapointed with Bookcloth notebook
I was very disappointed with this product. It has a flimsy feeling to it, the top and bottom corners even turn in as though the material used for this product is not sturdy enough. At some point in the future, I will purchase the leather notebook to replace this one, but given how I feel about the book cloth notebook, I'm a bit wary of buying other circa notebook products.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Levenger is grateful for your feedback of our Circa Bookcloth Notebook. We apologize you were disappointed with this product. Your comments concerning the quality of this notebook have been forwarded to our product development team for review. Our records indicate you purchased our Leather Foldover notebook to use in place of this one. We are happy to know you were able to find a notebook that better suits your needs. The complete satisfaction of our customers is very important to us. If you would like to return your bookcloth notebook for a refund back to your original payment method, please contact our customer service center at 1-800-545-0242 to arrange your return. We would be happy to send you a pre-paid FedEx label for your convenience.
from Flint, MI
I have just purchased this notebook to replace one identical to it that I have used for my planner for the last two years. Handled dozens of times every single day, it has held up beautifully. I have even been able to get dirty fingerprints cleaned off the black cloth.
Love the color and the function!
from Minneapolis, MN
Got this in purple and absolutely love it. Also love the function with the pen holder and the rubber band to keep everything closed and organized.
This is perfect for me! I can keep track of everything! My bills, my work, school! just started jusing this! I dont leave the house without it!
best agenda ever
from Cincinnati OH
I love this product. I have been using the purple bookcloth letter size as my calendar with the Circa vertical agenda pages for over 3 years now. I love it. It has stood up to daily use but I am ordering a second one to have in reserve in case it gets discontinued and I can't replace it! I also have Circa notebooks in leather and plastic. I'm happy with all but this one is my favorite.
Love, Love, Love It!
from Austin, TX
I am so happy with my Letter size - Circa Bookcloth Notebook. I also have the Journal size but it did not give me the ability to organize all of my projects in one location. With the swithch to the Letter size Notebook I am exceptionally organized. I am able to add documents as needed with the hole punch I purchased. Life is easy...I have all of my business documents and personal documents in one place. Looking forward to a long relationship with Levenger!
from New Jersey
I bought this Circa Bookcloth Notebook for my daughter who started her first full-time job. She's super organized like me and I know she would appreciate it. Her job entails being on track with her cases and this notebook suits her well.
Nice cloth feeling
from Boise, ID
I have 1 letter and 2 junior size of this product in 3 different colors (I have purple, blue and pink that has been discontinued). I know which notebook they are by the colors and they add some fun, but not too bright for work.Since they are book-cloth, if you spill something it could stain. I have some stains on mine.I like these notebooks since they are a lot nicer than the plastic one, and chapter than leather kind. The colors are nice, and I really like the cloth-feel. They are nice but casual. The elastic is very good to have, and pockets and pen loops are useful.I wish I had a choice to order just outside part notebooks (with some discount). I have bought 3 letter size and 5 junior size Circa all together in the past, and I have so many ruled papers that came with, and I don't really use them. I don't know what to do. They are too nice to use as scratch papers. I am sure some people use them all the time, but I use other specific refills most of the time.
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