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Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Book Review

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Book Review

(Sarah Read is an author, editor, yarn artist, and pen/paper/ink addict. You can find more about her at her website and on Twitter. And check out her first novel, The Bone Weaver’s Orchard, now available where books are sold!)

Leuchtturm1917 has long since made their reputation as a fantastic notebook company with quality construction and excellent paper, so I always have high expectations for any variation on their recipe that they introduce. My expectations are in good hands. While their recipes may be a bit bland in the sense that there is very little aesthetic variation, so far I have always been delighted with even the smallest adjustments to features and functionality.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Book Contents

This new Softcover Composition Book has all of the important legacy Leuchtturm features, like an index, numbered pages, and the expanding back envelope, but it also comes in this B6 size, similar to American composition books, which makes them ideal for fitting into bags and briefcases while still providing enough page surface for substantial note-taking.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Book Pages

With 121 numbered pages, I think these are the perfect classroom notebooks. The soft cover also adds to the portability. It's lighter and easier to carry and fit in pockets than the hardcover notebooks, but still has enough structure to act as a writing surface when necessary. The last eight pages are also perforated, so they can be easily torn out if you need to write something to turn in or share with a colleague or classmate.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Book Notes

The notebook also has the elastic closure band, lay-flat sewn binding, and two ribbon bookmarks that add to the convenience and usability of the book.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Book Back Page

Of course, the most essential feature is the quality of the paper. This notebook has 80 gsm acid-free paper that is labeled "ink-proof" because of how well it stands up to liquid inks of all kinds. I used this notebook for a work conference and took copious notes all with fountain pens. While there is some show-through with darker inks, it's not enough to interfere with writing on both sides of the page, and there was never a hint of feathering or bleeding. I even wrote a bit with the wettest pen I own, with a broad nib, freshly filled--and it still handled it like a dream.

Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition Book Ink

The softcover notebooks are available in other sizes as well, in lined, plain, or dot grid pages, and in a multitude of fun colors. I think this notebook is easily my number one recommendation for a notebook for students and I'll definitely be stocking up when it's my own turn to return to the classroom.

(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)


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Leuchtturm 1917 Softcover Composition
Posted on September 5, 2019 and filed under Leuchtturm, Notebook Reviews.

Leuchtturm1917 2020 Monthly Planner Notebook Giveaway

Image via    JetPens

Image via JetPens

It’s go time!

2020 planner season has begun, and like Christmas music in October, it seems like it starts earlier and earlier each year. But let’s not kid ourselves - this stuff is fun, and I’m going to be giving away several planner over the next couple of months.

The Leuchtturm1917 2020 Monthly Planner Notebook is up first, and I have one B5 model in Pacific Green for the winner of this giveaway. Read the rules below and enter away!

Posted on August 20, 2019 and filed under Leuchtturm, Giveaways.

Leuchtturm1917 100 Years Bauhaus Special Edition A5 Notebook Giveaway

Leuchtturm1917 Bauhaus

The Leuchtturm1917 100 Years Bauhaus Collection was linked to me by a reader, and I was instantly hooked. This is my style of notebook! I grabbed a blue Master Edition for myself, and ran across the A5-sized Bauhaus model at the Triangle Pen Show at Crazy Alan’s table. I had to buy that size too, and this time I added another one to give away on the blog.

This giveaway is for the blue A5 version shown above. Read the rules below and enter away!

Posted on June 4, 2019 and filed under Leuchtturm, Giveaways.