Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Colin McCabe
One of my most favorite notebooks

This is a great notebook for me and one I continually reorder. The covers are firm but flexible. The layflat binding is the best I've found to avoid the distractions of holding other notebooks open to the right page.

Liralen Li
They have numbered pages!

And lie perfectly flat. The paper quality is really nice, it's smooth, takes ink well without ghosting, and the dots are faint enough to fade into the background without being so faint I have to use a spotlight to find them. The dots are perfectly aligned between pages, and it's just a really well-made Bullet Journal with all things that make it easy to set up my own layouts. The covers are thick enough to provide support for writing against, but not so thick they're heavy or stab me through a backpack the way some hardcovers do. I'm grateful I get to buy something made in the US that's of really good quality.


Simplicity is one the main attributes of this notebook. Although the quality really separates it from other brands.

The texture and thickness of the paper is just right for pen and pencil.

The soft cover is still pretty sturdy. The notebook easily lays flat when opened, as most of the reviews have stated.

Audra Durkee
Truly Lay-flat

Many journals claim to be "lay-flat", but most are not actually. This notebook immediately lays flat, no matter where you flip it open, no pressing down or cracking the spine to break it in. I buy these in packs of 3, because I go through at least 1 each month. Would love the option of 7 x 10 size also, hint hint.

Hey Audra,

Thank you for trying out our new A5 X Northbooks!

We’ve obsessed and worked hard on the A5 X design to perfection. The exposed spine actually allows the A5 X to lay perfectly flat, which makes it easy to write on and more! We’re thankful for the trust and confidence you place in Northbooks for trying out this new line.

We'll look into options on producing this in larger sizes. If there's anything else that you wanted to suggest, we're all ears!

Enjoy your layflat Northbook, and welcome the the Northbooks family. :)

Best regards,
Team Northbooks

Joseph Loomis
A nice Journal

Well made, very portable. I especially like the spinelessness.

Minimalist Design. Maximum Quality.

Our books are printed with recycled paper that resists feathering, ghosting, and bleeding without any extra bulk. Our paper is thick, smooth, and acid-free. The soft cream color makes for an elegant, easy to read backdrop for journaling, sketching, creating to do lists, shopping lists, or simple weekly planning.


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