Most stitched notebooks come in 1 size: A5. But I tend to find this isn’t quite enough space some weeks, so went on the quest for bigger dot grid notebooks (yes I am always shopping for stationery!). It didn’t take long to find the Leuchtturm slim B5, similar to the A5 Leuchtturm version but with a few differences…
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- Size: 7″ wide x 10″ high
- Stitched binding (lays flat)
- 121 Numbered dot grid pages
- Pocket at the back
- Thin flexible cover
- Multiple covers to choose from
- Elastic band to keep it closed
- 2 ribbon bookmarks
- 3 Index / contents pages
Let’s take a closer look!
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The usual plain cover that’s common for dot grid notebooks.
Approx 0.5″ thick
The reason I bought this notebook is because it’s very thin and lightweight but has a bigger page size than most dot grid notebooks. If I bullet journal I usually end up using 3 pages. By upgrading to a larger page size I can keep everything in 2 without adding sticky notes etc.
Index / Contents
The usual 5mm dot spacing. It has 34 dots across x 48 dots vertically.
The pages lay flat on their own!
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Numbered pages. As you can see in the photo below the paper is a bit thin – the ink printing shows through from the other side.
Roomy pocket folder
The paper feels much the same as the A5 leuchtturm version. I did a pen test in this post / review.
The main reason I wanted this bigger notebook was to have more room for the days of the week and list space, while keeping the spread across only 2 pages.
As is the case with most dot grid notebooks, the paper is thin and prone to showing pen & highlighter ink on the other side. For the price of dot grid notebooks, I expect the paper quality would be better and / or improve over the years but this unfortunately doesn’t seem to be the case!
If you like this notebook, it’s available on Amazon (affiliate link)
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