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Dots A5 Softcover 2 Pack

$ 18.99

SIMPLE AND SOPHISTICATED: Our A5 dot-grid journal has been outlined with the perfect grid and a sophisticated, minimalist style design that’s elegant and pleasing to the eye. The dotted bullet notebook journal is ideal for bullet journaling, drawing, scribbling ideas, or daily to-dos.

144 PAGES OF PREMIUM PAPER: The dot journal comes with 144 pages/72 sheets of high-quality USA sourced 60 lb/90 GSM, 30% recycled cream paper that’s resistant to feathering, ghosting, and bleeding. The best-in-class 5mm dots are done just right. They are subtle but elevating when you need them to be without getting in the way.

STURDY, FLEXIBLE SOFTCOVER: The sewn binding on this softcover journal notebook gives it a feel of a finely bound book. The outer cover uses 30% post-consumer recycled paper. The weight of the cover is thick. It’s flexible and sturdy and will hold up well to wear and tear.

ECO-FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLY SOURCED: Make an impact by planting a tree to support reforestation. When you purchase, Northbooks plants a tree in the rainforest through our partnership with Eden Projects. All our paper is sustainably sourced and is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified.

MADE IN THE USA: Northbooks started out in NYC with the mission of creating the perfect notebook. Like most of our products, our A5 dotted notebooks are designed, sourced, and manufactured right here in the USA, focused on high-quality reliable construction and an eye towards sustainability.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Chrissy Rand
Nice notebook

I journal almost every day and also doodle. I don’t need lines in my journal. I bought one for my husband but he likes lines so two for me! Yay!

Lillian F.
Great value

I'm very satisfied with these books so far. I wanted some sort of work planner, but everything I found with pre-populated pages just didn't quite work for me. Too much wasted space, or not enough room in the right areas. I wanted to try a bullet journal but not spend too much money in case it didn't work for me. So far I'm very satisfied and really like that this whole book is paper so when I'm done, I can recycle or maybe even compost it. Lightweight as well!

Cheri P.
Enjoyable notebook.

The book is much sturdier than I expected. I'm hard on my journals, break the back/bend things so that the journal can be folded over on itself (not folded directly on the binding, but close). So far it's holding together really well.

I haven't used a fountain pen in it, but I have used some very wet roller ball pens, and there has been no bleeding or ghosting. I've also noticed no feathering.

For pencil, I need to change out to softer lead. Regular HB does not show up enough on this paper. Small issue, but a good thing to remember for pencil users! I also recommend a pencil board; it makes it easier to write when you don't have a good surface to rest your journal. The softcover is surprisingly sturdy on it's own, but the pencil board just gives it that extra boost of comfort., especially when writing along the edges. I have a messy mind, and sometimes I have sentences going every which way, and a board makes it easier to squeeze something in on the edge.

A pencil board isn't a requirement. I've been writing on thin paper for years (aka Tamoe or Stalogy), and it's a big switch moving to this decadently thick paper. A little lighter beige would be cool; again, pencil can get lost, especially for those of us who use extra-fine-tipped pens and pencils.

Not sure how they did it, but this journal also feels less cramped than some of the mainline quality A5 journals. It's been a joy to write in so far. I even bought a couple more before i was done with what I have.

Because I guess that's a journaler's thing..... never enough pens or paper.

Love your books, Northbooks. And that they are made in the US, supporting American workers and our economy, is important. Keep it up, and I'll keep buying (and gifting!) your stuff! Worth every penny. (I also have the hardback versions.... oh, my. So delicious.)

Glad to find Made In USA!

Wonderful quality! Not lay-flat, but Made in USA, so I will work with it.

Elizabeth N

Dots A5 Softcover 2 Pack

Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you for trying out our Dots A5 Softcover Journal. Enjoy your Northbook and welcome to the Northbooks family!

Best regards,
Team Northbooks

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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