Best composition notebooks according to redditors

We found 201 Reddit comments discussing the best composition notebooks. We ranked the 116 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Composition Notebooks:

u/AlphaMoose67 · 74 pointsr/AskMen



Bert’s Bees

Pocket Knife

Multitool (When clothing allows)

A good ink pen

Mini composition book for random notes and stuff

And a small “boo-boo” kit, NOT a full first aid kit, (mostly a few different sizes of bandaids, burn ointment, triple antibiotic ointment, Benadryl, and Ibuprofen.)

E:words and stuff

u/AndyJarosz · 39 pointsr/EDC
u/m0bley_ · 20 pointsr/reddeadredemption
u/Swarmso · 18 pointsr/DnD

LEATHER JOURNAL Writing Notebook - Antique Handmade Leather Bound Daily Notepad For Men & Women Unlined Paper Medium 7 x 5 Inches, Best Gift for Art Sketchbook, Travel Diary & Notebooks to Write in

u/bramblyhedges · 15 pointsr/EDC

Clockwise from top left:

OLPR Leather Minimalist Wallet

Nite Ize Steel Key Rack with Molle velcro strap and key ring

Attached to it are my 64GB Toshiba Flash Drive, Gerber Shard and keys.

Zebra Mini T-3 that I clip in the spine of my wallet

Fisher Space Pen Bullet

Generic lighter

Field Notes but in the dot-graph version

Military issue Victorinox Bantam, couldn't find black online

Nicron B10 Rechargeable Flashlight

Gerber Dime

First ever pocket knife, the Tac-Force Spring Assisted Knife

iPhone 8 Plus

u/Severusse · 13 pointsr/gifsthatkeepongiving

They've got some cool ones on Amazon.

I've found a few more on Etsy from time to time that are smaller, but they've been hit or miss on the quality.

u/pmtallestred · 5 pointsr/fountainpens

I can swear by [Black N' Red notebooks] ( They are 5-7 bucks, and they work great for all my pens.

u/commalacomekrugman · 4 pointsr/notebooks

Have you considered discbound?

There's an upfront cost of about $50 for the hole-punch, and discs, but after that all you need for a "new" notebook is to pay for plain-old copy paper, which can be less than a penny per page.

u/BikiniBrianna · 4 pointsr/bujo

This journal has been my ride or die, the pages are super thick, the dots are closer together then on a Leuchtturm. No bleed through, it's amazing! Only $11 on Amazon, too!

u/sethra007 · 4 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

OP, in addition to reading this link that /u/motherkos provided, please read these as well:

  • My SMIL thinks my daughter is the child she never got to have. Help!
  • My SMIL thinks my daughter is the child she never got to have. Help! UPDATE PT1
  • My SMIL thinks my daughter is the child she never got to have. Help! UPDATE PT2

    TL;DR version: The SMIL (stepmother-in-law) kept trying to usurp the role of the mother, due to her own unprocessed grief around not being able to have a child. Her attempts to step into the role keep escalating, and when confronted, she had a serious meltdown/possible psychotic break.

    I'm NOT suggesting that your MIL has mental issues. But based on your post, I get the sense that:

  • she seems very determined to be viewed as the Mother, rather than the Grandmother, to LO,
  • she also wants to be the authority on your LO (hence her determination to ignore LO's food allergies--she's probably decided that you and DH are just being trendy or silly, like those gluten-free people, and wants to prove you wrong),
  • and she wants to assert a certain amount of control over you, in a must-establish-dominance kind of way (hence the clapping).

    I don't know what's going on with her. The good folks who post here will have a ton of good advice for you based on their own experiences, and it would be a good idea to give their advice careful consideration.

    My own suggestion is that you get yourself a bound notebook that you can write in (something like a composition notebook), and start noting down every single time she does something that troubles you, along with date, time, place, who was present, what she did, how you responded, and her reaction to your response.

    Why? Because (a) it will help you see what patterns of behavior are there, (b) it can help you explain very specifically to your DH what you're seeing and why it troubles you, and (c) if--God forbid--her behavior escalates to the point where you feel the need to take legal action, you now have a record of your behavior (that's why you use this sort of notebook, by the way--if someone rips out the pages, it's obvious).

    Big hugs to you, OP. I can't imagine how upsetting this all is.
u/anser_penna · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

Moleskine notepads aren't as great with fountain pens. Rhodia notepads are among the best, but ink may take a little longer to dry on them (also depends on the ink you choose to use).

Black 'n Red notebooks are what I would recommend--very affordable, good looking, and they work great with most fountain pen ink.

u/PiratesSayARRR · 3 pointsr/consulting

I actually prefer quad ruled paper ('graph paper'):

Much easier to sketch charts / diagrams.

u/namesandfaces · 3 pointsr/notebooks
u/AMY_bot · 3 pointsr/notebooks

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u/anneoneemouse · 3 pointsr/fountainpens

I've never seen this unicorn that you describe! :)

The composition books that I have ARE fountain pen friendly, but NOT blank nor quad ruled (they are college ruled). They are also the kind that have cheap cardboard covers, not hard pressboard covers. I bought a case of these on AMZN

To deal with wear and tear, I bought a leather cover for $35 and I just swap out the comp book whenever I start a new one.

u/blahblehgu · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Californiameatlizard · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Also, use a composition notebook like this, where it’s obvious if you’ve ripped out a page, and write in blue or black ink. From what I’ve read this is helpful for legal purposes.

u/emu1 · 3 pointsr/secretsanta

Chart paper is something like this, basically really big lined white paper that goes on an easel.

Wide ruled composition notebooks are these. You might be able to find them in bulk for a better price.

u/sarahmichelef · 2 pointsr/bujo

I've tried loads (I prefer softcover and thinner - I don't want to schlep the weight of a hardback book with 200+ pages)

-Fabriano ecoqua spiral bound grid

-Fabriano ecoqua dot grid

-Northbooks softcover dot grid

-Miliko spiral hardcover dot grid

-Currently I'm using a freebie that The Spouse got at a conference... I think it was made by Northbooks.

These all have their advantages and disadvantages. After about six months in bound books I've bought another of the spiral bound Fabrianos for my next notebook.

u/jrconlin · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Like any other, you kind of want a keyboard that matches the way you type. Also, realize, that android specific bluetooth keyboards tend to be "quirky". I've found that I can never get the sort of speed that I can get over a proper keyboard.

That said, I've had experience with a few devices. My favorite has been the Asus Transformer keyboard attachment. Obviously, you'd get the Transformer instead of the Galaxy. (Not what you're looking for, but I'd still recommend it since it comes with extended battery life and additional flash storage.)

I've also got a folding bluetooth keyboard that I occasionally use with my laptop. Battery life on it is fairly good, I'd toss a spare pair of rechargable AAA batteries in your bag so that when it dies you're not screwed.

I've also heard good things about the periboard although I've not used it.

All that aside...

I'd also suggest that going with a tablet may not be a great idea. If you're just looking for something to write on, I'd suggest a laptop. While probably way the hell out of your price range, I'd recommend something like a Toshiba Protege or even a used Mac Air. For no other reason than swapping between notes and references is possible. Hell, you could even go for an Acer Timelinex get about 8 hours of battery life and pack a spare battery for an additional 8.

If nothing else, you won't have to worry about getting a stand for the tablet.

If you do go for a tablet, I'd also recommend packing an old fashioned tablet and stylus

u/socalgreengal · 2 pointsr/notebooks

The Black n' Red Business Notebook seems to meet your requirements (although I can't tell the width of the ruling):

u/tehzephyrsong · 2 pointsr/alcohol

What have you tried?

What have you liked?

What have you not liked?

Get yourself a little notebook and keep track of what you drink and how you feel about it. These are already set up for wine, whiskey, and beer respectively, but you could also just get a little pocket reporter's notebook and DIY it.

Whenever you're out at bars and restaurants, try something new; provided you're not there at peak hours and the bartender has time to chat, ask for recommendations ("I really like X, what else do you have that's like that?"). If you prefer to imbibe at home, most liquor stores these days let you put together your own six-pack of beer, and nearly all of them will have those little ~2 oz sample bottles of spirits and liqueurs.

u/mostawesomeguy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Weightloss is hard. a great goal! I need to get to the gym. maybe I will do that today. Thak you for the inspiration.

u/delarhi · 2 pointsr/Scotch

I'm not sure where my brother got it, but a quick search on Amazon brought up this:

u/ThereKanBOnly1 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I've heard that Black and Red notebooks are fountain pen friendly but reasonably priced. Worth a shot.

Black n' Red Casebound Hardcover Notebook, 11-3/4 x 8-1/4, Black/Red, 96 Ruled Sheets (D66174)

u/JessySaysRelax · 2 pointsr/ADHD

Well, what I do is I have a Moleskine Grid Journal that I use as a bullet journal and I have a few pages in it dedicated to the random things I remember I have to do. I also keep Post-its with it and just write the random thoughts on those and stick them on the journal pages until I sort through them in some sort of more organized fashion.

u/efrankb3 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

Mini Marble Composition Books
pretty good paper for a dirt cheap notebook.

u/Jizabelle13 · 2 pointsr/Wiccan

I bought one of those small sized 3/6 ring binder type of travel journals. They're awesome as you can change out your pages over time to suit your needs and current calendar year. For instance, I have all the moon dates for 2017 on a page that will be replaced in 2018.

This also gives you the opportunity to remove single pages to design and write out. I also print out photos that are relevant to my BOS, laminate and hole punch them to add them in.

This is the one I chose to use, but you can find them in your local craft stores and even some dollar stores! Good journal

u/SGTWhiteKY · 2 pointsr/notebooks

I would have said Etsy, in fact did, and changed it, but those are all sold out.

Staples Arc Customizable Durable Poly Notebook System, Black, (60 Ruled Sheets 11in/po x 8.5in/po) is about the cheapest you will find them.

Arc has a portable hole punch that I carry in my EDC bag. I put new stuff in it all of the time.

Edit: r/discbound

u/teemark · 2 pointsr/bourbon

You don't get all those flavors at once either. You'll get the standard "bourbon" taste up front, then as you hold it and maybe chew it a little, you notice some caramel. Then on the 2nd, 3rd, or 12th taste you notice some oak astringency or some brown sugar.

I don't get nearly all the subtleties that others do, but that's OK, I still enjoy it and try to give it the best description I can. I like to use the 33 Whiskies booklets to help identify flavors and how strong or light they are.

u/PM_ME_UR_REDPANDAS · 2 pointsr/relationship_advice

It sounds like your aunt is trying to intimidate you by making it look like she’s going to play hardball (or maybe she just is playing hardball). If that’s the case, you need to show her you’re ready.

As others have already said, do not call the lawyer in your aunt’s email. Tell your aunt that if her lawyer wants to contact you, he should do so in writing. If you receive a letter or email from your aunt’s lawyer, or if you receive a summons to court, get a lawyer (you might want to start looking now, maybe someone will give you a free or low cost consultation). You could either see if you father/his family can recommend someone or get a referral from your state’s bar. If you do get a letter or email from your aunt’s lawyer, verify that it’s legit by googling the firm name and the lawyer’s name.

Avoid communicating with your aunt (and grandmother and others on mom’s side) on the phone. Communicate as much as possible or exclusively via email or text so you have written documentation of any conversations and take screenshots and save them to multiple places. You might want to find out if the state she lives in (and your state too) requires 2 party consent for recording phone calls. If it’s a one-party consent state, consider getting a recording app to record any calls with her (and grandma, and others on that side) just in case. If you receive anything in writing from her lawyer, give it to your lawyer and let him contact her lawyer.

You might also want to get yourself a composition notebook (the type of notebook is important because the pages are sewn in and you can’t remove pages without ripping them out). Use this to write down any events that happen with regards to your aunt/grandmother in chronological order (calls, conversations, emails, receipt of any correspondence, etc). It’s a good way to keep a timeline of events, it helps you to remember everything that happens, and may be helpful to your lawyer and/or in court.

Like I said earlier, your aunt might be trying to intimidate you or she might be bluffing, or she might be serious. You need to show her you’re ready for her. If she backs down, then fine. But if she doesn’t, you’ll need to be prepared and show her you’re taking this very seriously.

u/GirlOverboard · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

My gym essentials:

For the gym

  • Liquid chalk. THIS SHIT IS THE BOMB FOR GRIP. It's been so great when I'm either sweating a lot or I've over-warmed my cold hands with warm breath.
  • A notebook. I liked using this one when my workouts were more varied. Since I'm doing a more simplified routine right now, I've just been using a mini composition notebook because it's compact. A notebook is great for keeping track of your progress, keeping track of your lifts, and making notes about how you're feeling. Especially great if you find yourself having low energy days - you can take a look back at what you were eating during the day leading up to your workout and note things like your cycle, any new supplements you've tried, etc.
  • Water bottle
  • Carabiner with a key ring on it. I don't use this so much now that I'm only using my office gym, but being able to attach my keys to the loop on my Camelbak or the lid arm on my Nalgene water bottle is convenient.

    In the locker room

  • Two pairs of underwear - One pair I wear specifically for lifting - spandexy boy shorts that don't breathe well enough for all-day wear but do a good job of not riding up and keeping my jiggle to a low when I run. The other pair I change into after.
  • The rest of my outfit (top, compression leggings, shoes)
  • Some kind of headband and/or clips and a number of hair ties.
  • Moist wipes. I can't remember what brand I have now, but I get ones that are meant for the face. If I can't shower right often, then I use one after sweating to clean off my face then use the remainder on my chest, upper back where my barbell rests, then armpits, then towel dry everything.
u/djuggler · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

The trifecta of glorious tech rabbit holes for rapidly draining your bank account is fountainpens, headphones (I’m a Bose QC35 guy), and keyboards:
Here’s your map:

Fountain pens: -> -> -> -> -> For paper you’ll start with a Red and Black and rapidly move to Tomoe River which will lead you to Hobonichi Techos (but buy it from Jet Pens).

Keyboards: -> -> … this hole has too many branches to continue to document. It is deep. But satisfying!

Headphones: I plead the fifth. Friendships have been lost.

Welcome to our rabbit hole.

u/10maxpower01 · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I use CamelCamelCamel to watch prices on amazon. It's pretty handy.

It looks like you unfortunately bought it at its highest price.

u/BeckyBullets · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

I got this one at Barnes and Noble. I think it’s really fancy and the pages are quite thick. I def recommend.

u/mudclub · 1 pointr/sysadmin

I use those black and white composition notebooks (like this: because our supply cabinet is full of them.

u/The_Meme_Eater · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

It's Blueline notebook I picked up at staples for about $7. It's 7 1/4"x9 1/4", which makes it a bit of an odd duck in the paper industry. It seems like a pretty useful size to me.

u/noreallyiamthestig · 1 pointr/EDC

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with this case.

Taurus PT 709 Slim 9mm with this holster.

Papermate Gel 0.7mm Pen

This Columbia wallet

This Kershaw Leek Knife


This Moleskine notebook.

u/DescartesDilemna · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I've had a lot of luck with "Black n' Red" hardcover notebooks. No feathering or ghosting with any inks I've used so far. Also theyre pretty cheap and you can get them online or at most office supply stores.

Amazon link

u/tyburn_canon · 1 pointr/Leathercraft

Just FYI Rustico makes a leather cover that fits standard composition notebooks. Whatever you make, do it to fit that size and you can refill if for two or three bucks.

u/henraldo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have a slight notebook obsession
Let's celebrate!

u/crushingdestroyer · 1 pointr/writing

Those bic gel pens write wonderfully smooth.

And a simple composition book is both sturdy and flexible.

u/VA_Network_Nerd · 1 pointr/college

Meet you halfway:

This is the de-facto standard. Single-Subject, spiral notebook. Tough. Functional. Available everywhere.

Two things I hate about spirals:

Crushed wires making it awkward to flip pages.
Lack of stiffness demands a table-top.

Ponder a not horribly expensive upgrade:

Black n' Red
Moleskine Extra Large Hardcover

No more spiral. Can write in your lap. Classier look.

Also available in graph-paper pages...

u/Havage · 1 pointr/technology

Then this must be the selling notebook in history!

u/AoifeUnudottir · 1 pointr/bulletjournal

It's the Shine Bright productivity journal. Here are some links for Amazon US and Amazon UK

The grid is about 4mm instead of 5mm so not quite as small as you're looking for. Index built in, numbered pages, one ribbon, back pocket and stickers included. Paper quality feels very thick, but haven't actually used it yet so can't comment on bleed.

u/rdteets · 1 pointr/EDC

While were at it.. I have the same pack and have one of these slid in the back on the left side.. Field Notes

u/mrmnder · 1 pointr/notebooks

I've become a fan of Northbooks, they're thicker and a touch more expensive than the Moleskine cahier journals, but they're good quality. Their A6 are perfectly pocketable for me as well.

u/ExplicitInformant · 1 pointr/ADHD

A fidget toy might be nice! After looking around, I got one of the vortex balls, because it seems like it would be weighty, fun to play with, and less likely to run away from me than one of the slidey/foldy ring toys... though I caved and got one of those too!

If you do decide to go with one of the vortex balls, check whether you're getting aluminum or stainless steel. That's a detail I only noticed as I was fetching the link, and I had a moment of alarm because I was afraid I got the aluminum one. (I want mine to be heavy.)

Assuming the comments are trustworthy, people really seem to like this seller, and they appear to be genuinely hand-made, too, for what it is worth. The vortex ball also comes in all sorts of colors and could be seen as decorative, too!

Also, I like the idea of the Tile -- tech is fun, and that is supremely useful! I might stay away from the planner and instead get a giftcard to someplace. That is speaking as someone with er... attachment issues with office supplies. Your friend might not be as picky as I am though, so it's just a thought.

You might also get them a dot-gridded journal, like this or this (I've also heard great things about Leuchtturm notebooks, but they are more expensive and I don't have experience with them) -- and then put a post-it note on the cover with written on it. ADHD-ers tend to love that journal system, at least for a good while, and it is extremely flexible, customizable, and not specific to the notebook you use. (Though the dot-grid allows for the best of a clean appearance and straight lines.) So no concern about planner incompatibility -- and no concern about mourning the waste of a dated planner that was never used. (hangs head for a moment of guilty silence)

For post-its, I enjoy the full adhesive ones, since they can be used for labels and all sorts of things, without a flappy nonadhesive edge (when I am really in a mood, I'll snip off the very narrow nonadhesive edge on these -- and they can also be cut into smaller pieces for smaller labels). You might be better looking in a local office supply store, though -- the colors on Amazon are not always the colors you end up with. (sour look)

Anyhow, hope this helps!

u/Ty2012 · 1 pointr/EDC

I personally use this case with SIMILAR notebooks. LOVE it.

Refillable Leather Pocket Notebook - Mini Composition Cover - Fits Standard 4.5 x 3.25" Mini Composition Book (Black)

Mini Marble Composition Books, Thread Bound Notebooks, Red, Blue and Green, 12-ct, 600 Total Pages by Greenbrier

These are 50-page ones. I use 80-page ones. The 80 page ones fit better in the book. I found them at walmart. Important to note, they are THREAD bound and not glued. They are extremely durable. Even without the case, they lasted 1-2 months of heavy abuse and daily back-pocket carry. The case is more because i wanted a cover that i could incorporate into my EDC long term, like my Case Peanut.

u/fehrsway · 1 pointr/Screenwriting

I literally just found this sub, first post I clicked and I am in no way shape or form a screenwriter… I don't even journal, I'm an audio guy… that said, from my opinion, reading this, I would say definitely go with that. I know nothing about the story at all, but in a world where everyone is using computers for everything, if the person drafts a book on a notepad rather than the conventional way, I'm going to find that very interesting about the character is probably going to make me like them more. Don't go with legal yellow pad, too cliche, but something like this thing here only thicker and more unique looking... and was written without a single error, drops that shit off on the publishers desk and walks off into the sunset... maybe unrealistic, but maybe so was Andy Dufresne

u/jerseyboyji · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

The most important gym accessory for any lifter- BBer, athlete, or PLer.

I've filled a few of them. Kinda sad my current has about 10 pages left. I've used it since 9/2011 :(. It'll be like putting an old friend down.

u/tyronicus22 · 1 pointr/Design
u/plasTUSK · 1 pointr/notebooks

Not sure what country you're in, but I personally really like Bluelines. My favorite thing about them is that they provide tabs and all sorts of ways to organize it. None of the pens I use bleed through, but I haven't tried anything fancy like fountain pens.

u/remembertosmilebot · 0 pointsr/fountainpens

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