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fiberdrunk

 

There isn't much on the web about this book-lover specific journal called the Leuchtturm1917 Ex Libris Reading Journal.  Even the Leuchtturm1917 website does not provide images of what the pages look like, so I thought I'd show them here.  If you're a reader, this is such a wonderful idea.  It's too bad not too many know about this particular journal, and so far as I know, you can only order it from the Leuchtturm1917 website.  It comes with a paper bookmark, ribbon bookmark, and the elastic band closure.  Note:  the pen loop does not come with it.  I bought that extra.  So far I have only tested Noodler's Violet Vote with a medium nib Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen and there was no bleed-through and the ink looked crisp.  I'd highly recommend this journal for book lovers.

 

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The first 116 pages:

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16 pages of blank "to read/to give/lent to/borrowed from" pages:

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14-page tabbed alphabetical index:

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Find my homemade ink recipes on my Flickr page here.

 

"I don't wait for inspiration; inspiration waits for me." --Akiane Kramarik

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So nice, thanks! That looks like a lot of fun. 

 

I use the Leuchtturm Bullet Journal, so I am well familiar with the paper and the general feel of the notebook. I could definitely see myself using one of these journals. 

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Beechwood

I am not sure how often people use ex libris plates in their books, might be a nice practice to resurrect.

 

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fiberdrunk

That's a really nice book plate!  I'm all for it!  

Find my homemade ink recipes on my Flickr page here.

 

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jchch1950

Thank you for the information. I'm running out of Moleskin Book Journals and I haven't find them in the stationary stores.If the paper is fountain pen friendly I think they will be a good sales item. 😃

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17 minutes ago, jchch1950 said:

Thank you for the information. I'm running out of Moleskin Book Journals and I haven't find them in the stationary stores.If the paper is fountain pen friendly I think they will be a good sales item. 😃

 

 

The paper is generally regarded as not FP friendly but marginally better than Moleskine unless you are using an extra fine nib and a well behaved ink such as Parker Blue.

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fiberdrunk

Maybe it depends on the Leuchtturm1917 journal, but with the Ex Libris and the Master Slim and Master Classic journals, the paper has worked great for me (I mostly use Noodler's most permanent inks, such as Kung Te-Cheng. Violet Vote, Heart of Darkness and Bad Blue Heron, with medium nibs).  I do have their Bullet Journal as well, which has some show-through, though not enough to bother me, personally.

Find my homemade ink recipes on my Flickr page here.

 

"I don't wait for inspiration; inspiration waits for me." --Akiane Kramarik

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inkstainedruth

I had some Ex Libris bookplates that had a unicorn on them, but I ran out and can't find them anyplace anymore.  I have a bad feeling I got them someplace like Borders.  

As for the Ex Libris journal?  I don't need one.  And a little too "organized" for me.  But... it's purple.  And says "Ex Libris" on the cover....

Of course I'd probably need a bunch of these (do they come in other colors?) -- because I'd fill one up JUST with the Agatha Christie books....  And maybe two for the needlework and fiber books... and, and....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth 

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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If the paper is the same as current Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks, I’ve had no issues.  I regularly use stub and italic nibs. 
 

Thank you for showing the inside of the Ex Libris notebook. I saw it on their website, and wondered what it offered inside. 

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On 1/12/2021 at 2:52 AM, Beechwood said:

I am not sure how often people use ex libris plates in their books, might be a nice practice to resurrect.

 

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I use a virtual version that I apply to all the electronic books I get from the library. It disappears when I send it back. (Said only in fun, I think they're great. The truth is, I used to have some of these, fairly simple, a large oak-type tree with the roots curled around a book, and I typed in my name on a typewriter. It didn't end up looking as good as I'd hoped, but I thought it was OK. I have very few of those books any more.)

 

As for the book log/reading journal, what a great idea, and how did I never think of or hear about this concept before? I really need to get out more. I am ordering one today. 

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fiberdrunk

Oops, duplicate.  Please ignore!

Find my homemade ink recipes on my Flickr page here.

 

"I don't wait for inspiration; inspiration waits for me." --Akiane Kramarik

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On 1/25/2021 at 6:09 PM, inkstainedruth said:

I had some Ex Libris bookplates that had a unicorn on them, but I ran out and can't find them anyplace anymore.  I have a bad feeling I got them someplace like Borders.  

As for the Ex Libris journal?  I don't need one.  And a little too "organized" for me.  But... it's purple.  And says "Ex Libris" on the cover....

Of course I'd probably need a bunch of these (do they come in other colors?) -- because I'd fill one up JUST with the Agatha Christie books....  And maybe two for the needlework and fiber books... and, and....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth 

Yes, they come in 4 colors.  See the choices at the Leuchtturm1917 link.

Find my homemade ink recipes on my Flickr page here.

 

"I don't wait for inspiration; inspiration waits for me." --Akiane Kramarik

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I bought this journal as a present this week, and while I knew it was laid out and intelligently designed, the paper is transparent rubbish. The tiny printed text inside is incredibly faint, yet still shows through. It appears a lighter grey in the copy I gifted than in OP's post.

 

For anyone that likes fountain pens and intends to write with them in their book journal, avoid this. The paper is also shoddily cut. For the high price they charge, I'm very disappointed by the sub-Moleskine paper. 


The recipient was pleased with the gift, as they spend they retirement reading an incredible number of books and already kept track of them in other notebooks. They were not aware that specialist notebooks existed for this purpose. The tiny faint print was impossible for her to read without glasses, though. Luckily she does not use fountain pens.

 

I received an unbranded hardback exercise journal for Christmas from a young relative, and that book had exceptional, thick paper, at half the price. I was astonished at how badly this compared. Very poor show, Leuchtturm.

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On 1/26/2021 at 10:13 PM, Misfit said:

If the paper is the same as current Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks, I’ve had no issues. 

It is not the same as the Leuchtturm1917 notebook I own, which I bought about 9 years ago. It is nowhere near that quality. I don't know if anyone can chime in as to whether their regular notebook paper quality has dropped in that time? I'm certainly not going to be rushing to find out. ☹️

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chlorine

Thanks for sharing! I love looking at the insides of such notebooks.

 

This is very tempting but I like to keep all my journaling, including my ink journaling, in a single notebook, in a bullet-journal inspired way.

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