Thick Black Bonded Italian Leather Journal (9'x7

Thick Black Bonded Italian Leather Journal (9'x7")

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UPC: 9781402879579
Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/20/2003

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Thick Black Bonded Italian Leather Journal (9'x7") 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
BookShopWanderer More than 1 year ago
This is an impressive journal. At 9 3/4 inches x 6 7/8 inches x 1 3/8 inches, it weighs in at a hefty 2 pounds 6 ounces. It has 400 lined pages, each 9.5 in x 6.75 in. It has a narrow black satin ribbon attached as a bookmark. The pages are smooth, cream-colored, and fairly thick. Each page has 28 solid grey lines that are very thin and not too dark, so they make nice guides without being too distracting. There is also a pale grey fleur de lys watermark at the bottom center of each page. The lines are 6 inches long and 8 millimeters apart, leaving a 1/2 inch margin at the top and bottom of the page, a 1/4 inch margin from the edge of the book, and a 3/8 inch margin from the center of the book. The fleur de lys is roughly 3/4 inches squared in size. The endpapers are heavy stock in a French vanilla color. The front one has "This journal belongs to _________________" written on it, and the back one says, "Fiorentina, Product of Italy, Fiorentina LLC North Merrick, New York 11566". A fleur de lys also appears on both of these pages. The front cover is embossed with "JOURNAL", and a fleur de lys is embossed at the bottom center of the back cover. I purchased this book at a Barnes & Noble store in February 2008, and it came wrapped in clear plastic with a sticker that said, "writing journal, Handmade in Florence, Italy, using centuries old techniques." I am exceptionally pleased with this journal. It is well made and has held up beautifully. I looked it up today to make sure they were still available, and now that I know they are, I intend to purchase another.
AmerikaAnn More than 1 year ago
I wrote in this journal over a span of 3 years. It went all over the country with me. Nothing weathered it. It is the absolute best journal I have owned and I've been journaling since 1995. Thank goodness for this book, and thank goodness I've found another!
DianaOK More than 1 year ago
I buy this journal at the beginning of each year. I divide the pages by month with tabs. It helps to find entries later and easier to gauge my entries for the year. I glue a clear glassine flat sack at the first page of the month for something I want to keep, but keep loosely. I cut 6x9 watercolor paper that I insert inside the journal - to reduce thickness and not stress the spine, I cut out unused pages with an exacto knife - and glue in the page that I've drawn or painted on. That's how I solved making it a writing & illustrated journal. At the back, I often index my topics with dates so when I want to share some sweet memory with a friend, I can easily locate his or her name by index.
Armin More than 1 year ago
I like the quality of my new journal. But, frankly, it is too thick and inflexible, which makes it somewhat impractical. When I get down toward the bottom of the page, it's awkward to write on the lowest lines. A thinner and more flexible leather journal (like I have generally used for years now) is more practical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This journal has 384 ruled pages to be exact.
thanksforthepeaceofmind More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth one of these I've purchased and I'm delighted. Couldn't find a better desk-mate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This journal is perfect. That simple.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've acquired half a dozen of these journals over the years and have yet to be disappointed. Depending on how often and how much you write, it may take a year to fill one, but at the end of that time it will be in much the same shape as when you started. That is, it won't be falling apart. The paper is good quality with a smooth finish and takes both fountain pen and ballpoint ink very well. They have recently changed the texture of the leather cover but other than that this has been a very consistent offering from year to year. The new leather pattern looks and feels a little cheaper to me. If not for that I would give the current version 5 stars.
TVDIVA More than 1 year ago
I used to buy the Moleskine A4 Daily Planner each year which is large and quite hefty. However, I found that some days I had more to write about than others. Five years ago I started buying this journal at the beginning of the year and added a monthly calendar. This journal is big and elegant and I love it. I will continue to buy one each year.
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Lolly75 More than 1 year ago
I have lived abroad, as well as traveled and written in many journals. Some journals were cheap, some were ridiculously expensive. I currently live in Japan and have this shipped to me when I am running out of room. I realize some say it is bulky, but for avid writers, it is important to that you don't waste money on a journal with a few pages. This journal is bulky because there is writing room. It is sturdy, lasting. The only thing I wish is that I could order it in brown, but so far I only find the brown ones in the store. Best journal I ever had, simple and elegant.
WCMV More than 1 year ago
I've gone through five of these and am now on my sixth. I'm thinking of buying several at a time in case they ever discontinue this product. Lots of pages, lined, very well bound. I've traveled the world with these things and couldn't recommend them more highly.
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