Please suggest ones you have actually tried and love, preferably with a picture and a link to where you buy them in the note/description like I did. Thanks, fellow notebook-enthusiasts! Also please chime in on my markers/pens list: THE BEST PENS AND MARKERS? 🖍🖊
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    I use Moleskine® cahier journals everyday for taking notes for work and life. And also because Hemingway used them back in the day. But surely there are other awesome (maybe less expensive?) notebook varieties out there. Whatchoo got, @list folk??
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    I have also used the A4-size MUJI notebooks and like those a good bit, too.
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    I used to use Evernote but recently switched to the built in Notes app in iOS 9.
    It is more stable, very nice. Only thing I miss is pass codes to protect notes but supposedly that's coming in the next release.
    Suggested by @gwcoffey
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    I exclusively use Staples College Ruled notebooks (spiral bound with the cardboard cover)
    They come in 4 packs and I legit have 3 in my backpack right now
    Suggested by @k8mcgarry
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    Yellow Legal Pads
    With a big rubber band to keep the already-written-on pages organized.
    Suggested by @alligeeshow
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    Rhodia Notebooks - great quality paper! Very smooth writing. Perforated pages in most notebooks which is a nice bonus
    Suggested by @rachelleigh
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    Fabriano EcoQua
    A5 (8" x 6"). Comes in blank, lined or dot grid and lots of different cover colors. 90 pages. Nice for the price ($5 a piece at Blick).
    Suggested by @ladyprofessor
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    I use Maybooks from I have both the academic planner version and the food/exercise journal. You can customize your own design on the website! They are not terribly expensive and are pretty good quality too!
    Suggested by @hillaryweiss
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    Clairefontaine "clairing" notebooks.
    Clairefontaine notebooks have been my favourites my entire life - the paper is so soft, it feels like luxury to write on them. This recent ish addition to their collection is amazing because you can pull paper out and put it back in, ie re-order the pages whenever you like. Plus this particular version has section dividers and waterproof covers. What more could you want from a notebook? I'm going to list about them sometime. In the US, you can get them at
    Suggested by @bookishclaire
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    Public -Supply.
    Suggested by @kiraandlulu
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    Suggested by @stars
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    For years I used Lisa Frank notebooks, but they've become so rare. I bought them at Kmart every year, but I didn't find them anywhere this August. There was a rumor they were being sold at a Dollar Store, but I'm still searching...There's a luminous innocence to the notebook that always puts me at ease :)
    Suggested by @Hillasay
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    Clairefontaine "clairing" notebooks - see above for description
    Suggested by @bookishclaire
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    Field Notes!!! Field Notes!!! FIELD NOTES
    A designers dream with a billion different themes
    Suggested by @sky
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    Piccadilly - generic version of Moleskin so much more affordable. But otherwise exactly the same product.
    Suggested by @missy
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    I replaced my moleskines for these two years ago and I'll never go back. They're ever so slightly wider allowing for more content / wrist comfort, the pages are thicker (read: no felt tip bleed), the pages are numbered (brilliant), and the last few pages are perforated for easy tear out. There's a large pocket in the back, they come with a grid / lined template sheet (I'm a blank book gal) and labels for easy indexing. Big fan. Huge.
    Suggested by @drbamburg
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    The Baron Fig Confidant
    not cheap but it has the 2 things I care most about- lies open flat and dot grid paper. they also have a smaller version that is more moleskin-y
    Suggested by @jd
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    little books of my own making!
    they are very easy to make! here's how I do it:
    Suggested by @boygirlparty
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    Paperchase notebooks
    I like the hard plastic covers, the elastic band bookmarks, and I'm especially fond of the ones with lined, blank, and grid paper all in one, and a pocket inside the covers. I like the Roda mentioned above, too.
    Suggested by @hippiechick
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    Mead five star notebook
    Moleskine cahiers are my go-to for jotting down quick notes (to do lists and the like), but I also love the Mead five star notebooks. The paper is big (8.5 x 11) and they're quite durable
    Suggested by @shreyasaurus
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    Northbooks Notebook
    Image These are very minimalist and almost always on sale on Amazon. The paper is sustainably sourced and acid free. The cover is 50% post consumer paper. And they're made in the USA!
    Suggested by @clillie
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    Action Method (Behance & Ghostly)
    A really unique way to keep track of your life using "the action method" designed to seamlessly transform your creative impulses into actions. I love the size of mine!
    Suggested by @GargiBera
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    Shinola Journals
    I have the runwell planner in forest pine and it is so good. I really love the hard linen cover.
    Suggested by @notfunny
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    My partner's a bookbinder, so I'm spoiled. Checkout his work in the links below.
    Suggested by @RStrout
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    The Passion Planner. This is a planner, not a notebook. But it's like a journal/planner/scrapbook hybrid. Great for people who get very excited about buying new planners. Here's a picture of someone's who is way more creative than me.
    Suggested by @kallee
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    Suggested by @carondolet
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    I use the Quo Vadis planners for a calendar/journal; either ABP/1 or Journal 21:
    Suggested by @carondolet