Notabilia Notebooks set of two
I'll admit it -- I bought these to meet a minimum purchase amount in order to get a discount.
I'll admit that I was pleasantly surprised by them. They are just a smidge larger than a traditional cardboard composition notebook, but, they are much better made, and bound, and the cover is more flexible, yet still quite sturdy (and, I think it would be forgiving if you got a drop or two of coffee on it.)
I like the paper -- it's thicker than a traditional composition notebook -- writing in it with a ballpoint pen, the ink doesn't bleed through, or show through. And, with a good pencil, the writing experience is very nice.
I've got one on my desk, that I use to outline poems, and, I've got one in my messenger bag -- the flexibility of the notebook works well in the bag. I've only had it a short time, so I don't know how it will hold up for the long term, but, after a week of being carried around in a bad with a laptop, a tablet, a DSLR camera, and various other supplies for my work, it still looks new.
December 1, 2013
Bring back the Notabilia Grid Paper
I love the leather cover option for notabilia notebooks, but have not bought it because they no longer sell the notabilia notebook as grid paper.
I tried the old school b&w marbled notebooks, but the ink of the gridlines gets all over my hands, the pages are thin, and ink bleeds through to the other side of the page.
Grid lovers - what has been your notabilia substitute? I'd like a grid notebook that fits the leather cover, with all the good features of the original notabilia grid notebook.
November 10, 2013
Missing the GRID
I love these notebooks and the spiffy leather cover. They are my favorite vehicle for taking notes and committee and board meetings. I am HEARTSICK that they are no longer available in the grid. Please bring these back. There is nothing else like this available anywhere. Bring back the GRID!
October 24, 2013
Outstanding quality of paper!
As muscle spasms and tremor disorder have eroded my handwriting, paper quality and good rollerballs have become more important for my continuing to journal! These notebooks are outstanding! Thank you.
October 21, 2013
A Durable Space to Create
These notebooks are exceptional you can tell from the moment you first open them that they are very different from notebooks I have had in the past. The weight of the paper makes it that I do not have to be concerned about the pen I am using from ball points to fountain pens I have not had any bleed through.
I would highly recommend these to anyone that is taking notes, wanting to capture thoughts, or journaling. I am using one currently to capture ideas for projects that I want to undertake and sparking my creativity.
September 22, 2013
Wonderful writing paper
I'm left handed, and have the same problem common to most lefties, smudged writing, and filthy left hands. I find that writing in the Notabilia journals reduces these problems. I don't know if it's the paper quality, the absorption of the ink, or what; I just know that my penmanship has greatly improved, and so has the look of the outside of my left hand!
September 14, 2013
THE best notebook for the insatiable note-taker. High-quality paper assures me my notebooks will last a lifetime. I know the paper will not discolor & crumble over time. I've filled several with my literary notes, and well on the way to filling more. Hope Levenger continues to carry this quality product.
February 17, 2013
Great for fountains pens
Although more expensive than the journals that you buy any where else, these are much higher quality and worth the extra. They are sewn in pages, so the the stupid things cant come apart. I use them for my journals, and for studing that I want to keep. I especially like the fact that my fountain pens don't bleed through like the other composition books do. The cheaper books also have a tendicy for the outside binding coming apart.
May 6, 2012
Notabilia and fountain pens
I love the quality of the Notabilia notebooks and the fit when used with the leather cover, first class and I use them a lot...BUT...recently the bleedthrough from fountain pens makes these nearly unusable. I say nearly, since I still use them but recently the quality of the paper seems to have suffered with respect to fountain pen ink. If you use a fountain pen, be prepared to get results on the back as I have shown in my photo. They're too expensive to just write on one side.
April 16, 2012
I have at least a dozen Notabilia notebooks still in their wrappings, just waiting to be used. I stocked up on the grid books before they did away with them. WORST. DECISION. EVER.
The current economic environment would tend to dictate that the cost of everything is going up and that the value of these notebooks goes down accordingly. That being said, those grid notebooks are now and ever shall be my absolute favorite things to write in.
March 2, 2012