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Take Note with Dotted Journals & Notebooks

When you think about journal notebooks details make the difference. Most of the notebooks on the market will deliver a decent quality and you will probably be satisfied with your option. However, before you decide on your first or next journal notebook, there are several questions you need to ask yourself. What will be your preferred ink choice? What should the page count be? Does the cover matter? Do you prefer a thicker or thinner paper option? Once you’ve answered these questions, you can start looking for your desired journal notebook. We’ve done some research and selected some promising options available for you.

Check out their characteristics as well as some customer reviews to see if they appeal to you. With MyUS you can have your next journal notebook delivered to you internationally from any major US store.

BookFactory Ghost Grid Dot Journal $9.99

BookFactory Ghost grid dot spiraled journal

Ghost Grid Dot Journal was designed with your journaling needs in mind. The 70lb. Paper quality brings a thick and comfortable feeling to be used with various inks and markers. The paper color is a balanced white and you get black or white cover options and a smaller and bigger notebook featuring 120 pages. 

 “It took me many journals and a long time to finally settle on a BUJO journal. I love but this is a winner! I like that it is spiral bound because it’s easy to lay flat. I also was specifically looking for white papered journals. I was surprised at the quality of the paper: I use brush pens, markers, regular pens, etc and it barely bleeds through!! I don't use a sharpie. I tested it and it bled through more than I would have liked. But this journal is perfect: perfect size, number of pages, and quality. I will definitely buy this one again when I'm finished with this bujo :),” comments Lara O., in her five-star review.

Official Bullet Journal Dotted Notebook $25.95

Leuchtturm1917 black dotted bullet journal

If this is not your first time journaling, you’ve probably heard of Leuchtturm by now. It’s high time to invest in the LEUCHTTURM1917 Original Bullet Journal designed by Ryder Carroll. It assists you in organizing your everyday activities and keeping track of your chores, objectives, ideas, and thoughts. The Bullet Journal may be customized to meet your own needs and tastes, resulting in a useful tool for your everyday life, academics, and business. 

“As a self confessed notebook geek I had to have a one that is specifically designed for bullet journaling (something I've been doing for years, but now it has an official name and seems to be all the rage!). Full 'instructions for newbie bullet journalers at the back, an expandable pocket and 3 (yes, 3!) ribbon markers which are so useful. Excellent quality as you would expect from Leuchtturm1917 - my fountain pen writes beautifully on the lovely dot grid paper (no bleed). There are 240 numbered pages to fill and I will take great pleasure in doing so. 5 stars!” exclaims G Matthews.

Rocketbook Wave Smart Reusable Notebook $20.49

A blue Rocketbook Wave Smart reusable dotted notebook with a circle pattern on the cover

Now, this is not your regular bullet journal. With 80 specialized pages, you can immediately upload to cloud services and digitalize your notes. And after that, well, simply microwave your notebook. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Once you microwave your notes, it’s time to start anew. This notebook can be your ultimate companion. 

“I bought one of these at the beginning of college and it's one of the best purchases I've made! I used it for 4 years and after every semester I would just scan my notes and then microwave it and then it was clean again! The ink leaves a slight afterimage on the paper but it's not significant and won't affect what your writing looks like. Would recommend this to anyone who's writing a lot of notes in school, especially to those in STEM,” remarks Steven.

Star Right Bullet Notebook Journal Set $17.59

Star Right bullet journal set with a notebook, two pens, a set of 10 colored pens, 12 stencils, and 3 bookmarks

The thick, robust paper in this notebook set is meant to resist ghosting, bleeding, feathering, hard erasing, scrapbooking, and shading. Your journal and its contents will endure longer thanks to the superior off-white, acid-free dotted paper. It has a sleek, polished design that is ageless and adaptable thanks to the imitation leather. The spine is strong, allowing you to use it for a long period. It has a removable pen hook for carrying pens and an inside robust, expandable pocket.

Melissa comments: “This journal set exceeded my expectations!! The bullet journal is thicker than I thought and happy it has so many pages! Great quality for the price point which includes stencils and markers! Great purchase and very satisfied with this set!”

Scribbles That Matter Bullet Dotted Journal $19.97

Scribbles that matter teal notebook cover with a bright yellow pen loop and the elastic clasp

The designers of this notebook understand what it takes to become a good journaler. Their motto is: “Journaling isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle”. With this in mind, they’ve created the perfect notebook that you will want to take wherever you go. Highly rated by customers, it includes key code page, index pages, dotted numbered pages, and 2 color-coded bookmarks for optimal organization. The pen test page will help you not ruin your hard work. 

 “I bought the purple STM to begin my first ever bullet journal for the start of the new school year. I love it! The dot grid makes drawing up logs and collections easy and the paper quality is excellent. So far I have used Tombow brush pens, highlighters, fineliners of varying thickness, and Inkjoy gel pens in it and, once the next page has been populated, you cannot notice any ghosting. The index, key, and pen test pages are very helpful. The pen loop gives the notebook the edge on other, similar, books and the elastic and ribbons are great too,” comments MoleyLong.

Yop & Tom Dotted Journal Moon and Stars $24.99

An A5 blue, pink, and black dotted journal with moon and stars pattern on the cover

The 160 pages of this charcoal bullet planner include Key, Index, and Pen Test pages, page numbers, a rear envelope, a bookmark, and an elastic clasp. It includes a sewn lay-flat binding that makes working over a double-page spread a breeze. The luxurious black vegan leather cover features a beautiful moon and star pattern. 

Amy, shares her experience with this BuJo: “Just got the book and immediately tested a few mediums on it. The actual pen test page is on the last page that is a super thick card stock so I just used the back of the last page. As you can see in the pictures I used watercolor, tombow, micron, sharpie, and a pilot g-2 pen. The only one that had any ghosting was the sharpie.”

ZenART Faux Leather Dotted Journal B5 $15.95

An orange B5 sized ZenArt Supplies Modernista Series bullet journal with Japanese edge motifs

If you're searching for a notebook that's larger than A5 but smaller than A4, get in line for this B5 notebook, which is easy to handle and portable. 160 sheets of acid-free, smooth, dotted ivory journaling paper that is ink-proof and won't feather when used with a fountain pen or comparable pen. This dotted notebook is created with a perfectly matched continuous grid across both sides of the page, excellent for drawing and organizing, and it lies fully flat to make bullet-journaling easier. Each of the numbered pages is part of a fore-edge sea wave pattern, which represents good luck, power, resilience, and a desire to live in peace. 

“I just received this notebook a few days ago, and I know it will be a wonderful addition to my journaling/Bullet journaling routines! The notebook has some fun unique details, such as a vivid side edge design, full-color designs on the inside and backside of the covers, and a create your own cover page! The pages are numbered and a lighter ivory paper. The item arrived as described, and arrived within one day for me. If you are looking for a flexible/softcover Bullet journal (that is still sturdy and well made) and is also unique, and at a VALUE price, look no more!!” excitedly comments Ashtyn.

Shop your next bullet journal and ship it globally with the best rates and fastest delivery MyUS has to offer.

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