Black Soft Bound Medium Journal

Black Soft Bound Medium Journal

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Simple and durable, Miquel Rius’s black soft bound journal is the perfect travel companion to write or sketch out concepts and ideas, anytime and anywhere. Each of the 200 graph paper pages will keep your writing neat and organized.
  • 300 graph paper pages (4mm squares)
  • Durable leather-like cover
  • Soft bound, rounded spine
  • Measures 6” x 8.25”
  • Made in Spain

Product Details

UPC: 9780641026898
Manufacturer: Miquel Rius
Publication date: 10/01/1999

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Black Soft Bound Medium Journal 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
... until now! This journal has a soft flexible leather cover, and the pages are glued securely into the rounded flexible spine. It's a whopping inch thick (no more of those teeny journals you have to replace all the time!), and best of all, the inside is graph paper! Satisfies both my desire to have straight lines to draw, doodle, and box things neatly, but also fills my need for small lines to fit small handwriting. (5 squares/inch) Finally, a great alternative to blank unlined journals where I could write small but slanted all over the page.
informalist More than 1 year ago
This Book rules! It is cool and hot, and by hot, I mean totally sweet! I buy them for everyone that I don't want to see their thoughts lost. I am working on filling up my second one. It takes me five years to fill one up. The grid forces me to write small, and this translates to neater penmanship for me. I love it. The binding is evidently indestructible, I am not careful with it, I carry it everywhere, I fold the front cover to touch the back, I do not try to break the spine, but I don't try not to break the spine. These books can travel to heaven and back and look brand new. the only wear is the discoloring of the page edges from so much use. I love this book and you should too. They make great gifts for anyone who values words and ideas. My two journals are the two most valuable earthly possessions to me. If my whole house was burning and I could only save three things from the flames, my two journals would be all three things that I would save. Don't read other peoples books, write your own book. This is the only book review I have ever written. I just care so much about this journal. Just go out and buy this book, If you don't absolutely love it unconditionally, I will eat my hat! FIGURATIVELY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're in the market for a really simple but well made journal this is the one for you. The pages are graphed, great for writers, designers, sketch artists, even planning the floor design of your apt. My personal favorite feature of this book is that it lays flat and you don't have to break the spine to hold it down. Check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very practical journal for people who want something that is functional for writing and not just pretty. The grid lines are great for keeping writing in a straight line and drawing pictures or graphs. It has lots of pages, too, which is a plus. I use this for venting, particularly when I'm frustrated at my husband, so I needed plenty of pages. :)
MacsenWledig More than 1 year ago
I love this journal. There are actually more than 500 pages; one of mine has 688. Pros: It's affordable enough per page to feel no hesitancy in just burning through pages, diagramming or writing big when you want, and leaving lots of white space. It's thick enough to be a sturdy writing surface. It's flexible enough to be comfortable and carry well. It's very durable. It's size is perfect. Cons: The new ones' grid lines are darker and more varied journal to journal, and don't fade out at the edge (for a nice clean look) anymore. Wishes: That B&N would also carry the other sizes, thicknesses and blank-pagers. This one's the best of them, tho. Return to even lighter grid lines. Because of it's value, feel, and durability, it's the one that I end up actually having around and using a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel a little silly writing a review about a journal... but this is an inspiring book/journal to me because I love graph paper. Perhaps I have a fetish over graph paper. It makes me want to draw and doodle... it reminds me of high school and college in a good way. And once a picture is drawn, then there must be words to accompany the picture. I love this book for my children for times when we travel. They write down thoughts, sometimes ask me to draw pictures to illustrate their words and it is something for them to look back on later. I will definately keep buying these journals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've now burned up two of these great notebooks. They flex well and the spine holds up to all sorts of abuse. In between Miquelrius's I decided to try out a Moleskine. The wimpy spine was blown out on the Moleskine in about three months. I don't write like I'm possessed or anything, I use them to take notes in the field. My first took almost 3 years to fill up. The second is almost done now on it's second year. That's why I love these books, they hold up great. Oh and did I mention that the paper treats most pen tips nicely? And the paper seems somewhat resistant to finger fat for your gel rollers. I hope they don't stop producing this awesome notebook, I'm almost tempted to buy a case of them just in case!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been using this journal for years. It's easy to use on the go. It has college-ruled graph lines, but light, so they don't get in the way. I write in one direction, turn it over, and then write in the other. It comes in black or red. It used to come in blue also, and I wish they'd start selling the blue again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This journal is just right. Plain and simple but at the same time bold, elegant and with lots of character, the cover mimics a leather like surface, it's not too small but big enough to make it unconfortable to carry around. The graph paper is just right to design or just sketch. It has like 400 pages on it... I love it.
journaljunkie More than 1 year ago
Like many other reviewers I have tried a number of different notebooks/journals. I use a fountain pen almost exclusively and the exploration for "fountain pen friendly" paper and that is reasonable AND have more than 48 pages is difficult. I did not have high hopes for this journal. Boy, was I wrong. There are some inks and some nibs that do not work all that well- feathering and bleed through can occur. However, I have hit upon several combinations that just work perfectly, allowing me to use both sides of the page without "echo" from the preceding page.The soft covers do present a challenge when writing on the left side of the gutter but I simply slide another book under the front cover for support; once in the middle, all is well. Just reverse the process when coming to the end. My hope is that this version and style will continue and that B & N will continue to carry.
HaydenPaige More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy using this journal. It is fantastic quality, and the pages are amazingly smooth. With merely that review, it would be five stars. However, I wish to add that the cover is almost too flimsy. The leather is really smooth, but it is very thin.  In reality, I would say that it is more accurately a 4.5 star review, but alas that is not possible. The pages work with dip pens as well, which amazes me actually. Even though the pages are thin, the ink still does not bleed through like it does with some notebooks of lesser quality. So, even though I did not give this product a perfect review, I would still recommend it. I will probably even buy again! On the fence? Go ahead and get it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a nifty notebook! I didn't think I'd like the graph paper because I'm used to regular lines but I loved the graph paper! I wish it had a description with the measurements of the journal though. So I measured it myself. It's about 6 inches wide, 8 inches long, and 1 inch thick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love my soft bound journal. It is a perfect size and is so luscious and beautiful, I can't wait to start using it. It has so many pages, has a nice paper weight (I'm not sure what it is, but it feels expensive) and the soft-bound cover is wonderful. This journal has a really nice feel. It feels comfortable, yet very special. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a beautiful, functional and amazingly inexpensive journal. The only thing I wish is that Barnes and Noble offered this journal in unlined and a lined versions as well. I would buy all of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought the Miquelruis Journal per recommendations of several bloggers in the planner/journal world, but didn't had my hopes up. But I love it! The pages are good and its mostly sturdy. The only downside I found was the cover, that's it's kind of flimsy, but it doesn't bother me much. It's because my notebooks recieve a lot of movement in my bag and in my house, and it started to bend and tear a little bit. I had to put it in a bible cover to protect it. Looking forward to buy another one soon.
miscliss More than 1 year ago
MiquelRius is my favorite brand of notebook & it is so hard to find a place that carries it. Please continue to sell it! Although this size is smaller that what I was searching for, I still love it. The paper is good quality and the flexibility is great. If it had the strap on the right side to keep it closed, it would get 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the graph paper in the journal as i can draw or write with ease.  If you want an art portfolio journal the lines might not be a good choice.  I have 5 and use them for flushing out ideas in art, notes from the field or process records so the graph paper is a plus for me.  If I want to produce a formal drawing I'd use a 140# hot pressed paper but this journal is about record and field notes and it is so well made it gets bashed about in my bag and is never the worse for wear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful journal. I didn't want regular lined paper because the lines are to wide - this is perfect for writing. It is also very durable - I like to embellish my journal with stickers or pictures and it has held up well. I also like that there are a lot of pages - will hold more than a years worth of writing. Great product - I will be stocking up on these.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE these journals!! One, it's cheaper to buy them from B&N by half than to buy them from the Miquelrius website. You'll also spend an arm and a leg in shipping from MR, but B&N knows what they're doing in keeping the customer happy and coming back for more. That said, the notebook itself is spectacular. I have a thing for thicker books and notebooks in general, and this one has more than enough writing space to accommodate my needs. I use it for just about everything... Writing notes for my own stories, random lists of goodness I want to remember, rough sketches for artwork, calligraphy, and it's excellent for drawing knitting/crochet charts. I literally just bought three more of these, one as a gift and two for myself to use specifically for calligraphy and one for knitting/crochet patterns, despite being nowhere near filling my first journal. If I have my way about it, this will be the only notebook I ever buy for regular use ever again. I wish I'd had one of these in college, as my notes would have been far more organized, hah!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing journal! The durability is great, and I am very rough with my notebook, but it always manages to retain its shape. I use it for EVERYTHING! From journaling to scribbling notes, to recipes.  I bought two at once because I was so impressed.  Definitely worth $10.
RemoteCoder More than 1 year ago
I work in the software development field and even though a computer has an infinite number of uses, I still like to write my thoughts down on paper. What's great about these books is that they have 500+ pages to write just about anything down. The negative side with these (at least for me) is that it's not very practical to write on the back of the pages until you get to the end of the book. There is no stiff cover in which writing on the back side of the pages is a smooth process. So when you get to the end, simply flip the book, and start writing again. I jot notes, draw sketches, write down tasks, contact info etc. They are thick books, but for the cost, you can't beat the versatility of them.
AuntyPatty More than 1 year ago
This journal is very well made. The large number of pages is really a plus.....more than other journals. The graphic paper does not inhibit writing and encourages the use of diagrams. Very good purchase.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this journal...I spent hours looking for a journal that was just right...and this is what my hard-work paid off with...This journal is perfect: Smaller than 'normal' lines, Graph Paper, Flexible binding, a ton of pages... PERFECT!
Catrin More than 1 year ago
I love this journal and it's great for fountain pens. The only thing to make it perfect would be either dots or lines rather than graph, but I use it anyway! Can't beat the quality of the binding, the size, and the price!
Elizabeth Golding More than 1 year ago
I am a bullet journalist and I started with a regular school composition notebook. I was flying through them in a month. I did not want to pay for a dot grid journal made specifically for bullet journals. This one literally fell off the shelf at my feet while I was looking for a new journal. I fell in love with it and before the end of my first month in it I knew I would be using in this journal for the rest of my days. I love the graph paper so I can design my own forms and trace over the grid lines. I can write single or double spaced. It is my journal and I can do anything I want with it. Holds up to gel pens, highlighters, and markers. I was concerned about the soft leather like cover and made it a slip cover. Half way through and it still looks like new. The store I bought it at does not carry them anymore - but there are three more stores closer to my house where I can get another one...maybe 10 more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
perfect book for use, paper is relatively thick so fountain pen works, a bit of shadow, need to take care not to press (it causes bleed), takes water color, paper does curl but is ok