Leuchtturm1917 Review

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  1. Just FYI, under the “Price” section, the correct word is “exacerbate,” not “exasperate.” 😉

  2. Hi there! I like your review. Just one question: I think I’d like those notebooks, but I really don’t like the look. Do they have leather journals?

  3. Hi, I recently came across your blog and I really appreciate all of the advice and reviews. Not to mention your watercolor videos are better than meditation. 🙂

    I specifically found this post because I was looking for info on the number of dots on the grid of this notebook. I just bought a new one and in the past they were 27 dots x 39 dots, and everything I found online also said 39 dots, but my new one only has 38. I emailed their customer service to ask if the product changed, this was their reply:

    “We did reduce the amount of rows to be 38 dots. We did this to bring back our margins due to our customer feedback. So your notebook is not defective you have just received one of the newer styles.”

    I just thought it was worth putting that info out there for folks who are trying to migrate from and older journal and can’t figure out why their layouts aren’t working the same!

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      Thank you so much for sharing that information with is Elicia!

    2. Annie Meadows says:

      oh my gosh, I was trying to figure this out! this makes me mad! I LOVE the bigger margins, but I also want that one extra square! there are no grid spacing guides for the new ones that I’ve been able to find, so if anyone finds one, let me know!

  4. I’m very new to the bujo idea.. I have always had notebooks around and I found your site and thought I should try one.. Haven’t even done the first page! But my LEUCHTTURM1917 is sitting on my desk, waiting for my first small step, thanks to this place, and the inspiration provided 🙂

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      I hope you’re able to jump in soon Phoebe! Enjoy the journal and the journey.

  5. I’m so glad I found your blog! Although I heard about bullet journaling a while ago, and I know my daughter has used it, I’m just now looking into it. Thank you for all the reviews!

    I’m wondering if you’ve ever tried the Scribbles that Matter journal? For now, I want to decide on a journal, some colored pens and a nice daily pen. I love the ink joy pens. The Scribbles that Matter journal has a page just for pen testing – that’s a nice touch.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      I’ve used many different journals and they each have their own benefits and drawbacks. One great way to know which on works for you is to try them. Scribbles that Matter is a good option and I’m sure you will like it Tessa.

  6. Great review! I can’t believe the pages are numbered. That’s like…magic! I am transitioning to a ring bound journal so I can move pages. So far not a fan!

  7. Eli Harlan says:

    I have not gone Leuch but loved the review. I would love some fountain pen reviews. Do you use Lamy? I am curious to how they perform. Thanks for inspiring us!

  8. In the past year, Barnes and Noble has gone all-in on the Bullet Journal hype. The stores near me, in Virginia, have a full wall case dedicated to LT1917s – hardcovers and soft, A5, the new soft B5 (or is it B6? – I’m still learning all the varieties of sizes), all the different grid varieties. Coupons and membership to Barnes makes them a little less pricey. The store also has the official Bullet Journal version of the LT1917. And it isn’t the only dot-grid journal they carry right now. It is really nice to be able to hold and touch the different types. I bought the LT back in October last year, and only started it in June (my first journal held a lot more than I’d anticipated!). I think I can finish the year in it, or at the least get close, with my journaling style. Not sure what I’m doing for my next one – I collect notebooks and journals – but I’ve loved using the LT. The only time I’ve had bleed-through was when trying to use alcohol-based markers, or when I’d held a pen/marker in one spot for too long – especially a gel pen.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      I agree that actually being able to see and touch them is so much better than shopping for them online, Kathleen! That’s great that there are so many options right there locally.

  9. Love the review but I think it might be worth mentioning that the Leuchtturms are quite heavy. I started bullet journalling on them last year and purchased another one for this year. Lately I’ve been getting shoulder pains because I’ve switched from backpacks to totes and discovered that my Lechtturm weighed nearly half a kilo (458g). That along with my water bottle and power bank (avid phone gamer) and my bag was weighing close to 1.5kg with those three items alone! Add in my school notebooks and it was no wonder my shoulders were hurting. Because of this I’ve found myself leaving my journal at home a lot which is a shame. It’s honestly a great journal but isn’t very portable if you tend to carry other heavy items like I do.

    Am actually in the market for a (lighter) journal for next year so I’m looking forward to your future reviews!

    1. Thanks so much for your input, Jam! I work from home, so I don’t have a habit of walking around with it or transporting it from place to place. It’s a great point, though! Especially for folks who are on the go and who are trying to minimize the weight in their bags.

  10. Eva Skinner says:

    I have always used a L1917 and I love it. I, too, haven’t use the same
    Color — New journal, New color. Thank you for the review and I look forward to the next one.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      It’s fun to get a new color, isn’t it Eva! I love it when they release new ones.

  11. Great review!
    I love these notebooks too!
    Could you do a review on Tombows?

  12. I have tried a few different journals, including Blue Line and Moleskine. I bought my first Leuchtterm1917 about two months ago, and am hooked. I bought a dot-grid one, and I really enjoy it. Up until starting it, I was happy with the Moleskine I had been using. I’m fortunate to have a Coles bookstore less than an hour away, so can buy whichever type I want. The only thing I will change when I get my next one is the size. I do prefer something just a little bigger.
    I have been using it more for morning pages than a BuJo, but I will take the time to set up the BuJo aspect of it one day soon. It’s worth the price in my books. ?

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      It really is a great journal Diane! You’re fortunate to have a store where you can see them, touch them, and check them out before buying them.

  13. This is a great review! I am currently using a LT1917 and I really love it – I like the ghosting because it makes the journal look “lived in” if you know what I mean! For anyone who lives in Canada like me, they sell them in store at Chapter/Indigo stores so that’s where I buy mine. 🙂 Great post!!

    1. Thanks so much, Jessica! I totally know what you mean about it looking lived in, and I agree wholeheartedly 🙂 and thanks for the tip for where to find them in Canada!

  14. Thanks for the review. I think I found my Leuchtturm1917 at a Barnes & noble. It’s just waiting for me to start a journal.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      I hope you’re able to jump in and start using it soon Amy! I have a feeling you will love it 😉

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