Desk Journal Refill Set of 2
Quality is excellent overall, love the ivory color, the gilted pages, and the ruling. The pages stay open which eliminates the frustration often experienced with other journals, and I like the sewn pages (rather than glued). My last journal (some $10 thing from a big box office store), which was "great", the pages started coming out because of the heavy use and inferior construction albeit at a lower price point.
Something so simple as having a little ribbon bookmark would complete the package. A surprising oversight!
July 11, 2014
There is something special about my Levenger Leather Journal. It was given to me as a gift and when I would open it and look at the blank page something wonderful would occur. Words poured out of me onto the page and filled my soul desire to be a poet. As I watched the works appear I realized the beauty of writing is the blank page. When I was coming to end of the pages, I wasn't content to just go find another journal, I wanted my journal to be refilled with the same blank pages it was created to have. I received my refills just in time and once again watch the magic appear before me.
February 23, 2014
My Favorite Journal for 17 Years
I've kept a diary/journal for over 30 years, the past 17 of which I've kept exclusively in the Stanley Journal w/ Desk Journal Refills. This journal/refill is by far my favorite. I hope this refill will be available for the rest of my life... and then some, as my daughter is also a Stanley Journal Keeper. I plan to buy one for my grandson, though I should probably wait until he's out of diapers, at least.
Because I had stocked up, I was using the old refills for some time after they'd been replaced. Negative reviews about the new wider lines had me worried, but now that I'm using the current refill, I don't notice the difference. The old refills had a light-colored cover and more pages, both of which I prefer. Other than that, this is still the best journal/refill available.
January 31, 2014
Stanley Journal Refills
Thanks for bringing back the Stanley Journal. I was very pleased to find refills for my Levenger leather Stanley Journal that I have had for a number of years and like very much.
January 18, 2014
Best Diary I have found
I have been using these refills since Levenger came out with the beautiful cover, many years ago. I use either a fountain pen or ballpoint (both from Levenger) and I have no problem at all. They stack easily to store when I have completed one and starting on the next. About the only thing I can think of is a neat storage box made just for these-size wise, that will hold the several dozen I have filled over the years!
December 22, 2013
A mixed bag
Less bleedthrough than old, but no cover imprint.
November 24, 2013
Keep the lined re-fills
I just began using the lined refills and they are perfect for me. I can appreciate that some people like the blank ones, especially if one is drawing. I love the lined re-fills, and the line size is actually great for me.
October 31, 2013
Perfect Size and Shape
This is the best journal I've ever purchased! The size, paper weight and texture is amazing. I will definitely be buying more by the cases! Beats the "moleskin" journals without a doubt!
October 8, 2013
This paper is like silk
There really is a big difference between writing on ordinary supply-store paper and writing on thick, smooth stock like this. Your pen literally glides over the page. I received my beautiful leather journal as a gift, and I love it, but it is the paper inside, this silky-smooth ruled stock, that I appreciate most every time I make a diary entry. I hope Levenger continues to stock these refills forever...paper like this encourages us to continue to write by hand for the pure pleasure of it.
January 29, 2013
Please go back to old style with plain pages
I wish I would have read the reviews before I told my kids I was running low on my journals and if they must get me a Christmas gift, these would be what I most need. I'm glad only one of them got me a set. I've had my Stanley for 12 years and will now look for other refills to fit in it -- even if i have to get creative and cut their covers to make them work...very disappointed.
December 31, 2012