Some time ago I was at Barnes and Noble and they had their Piccadilly Primo Journals on sale, so I grabbed a couple. This one is the small, I also picked up the same journal in the medium size. The small measures 3-1/2" by 5-1/2".
The cover of this journal has a rubbery texture, but I'm not sure how well it will hold up to rough use, it is simply glued to the notebook and when I examined it closely the cover was already beginning to separate.
This notebook DOES NOT lay flat without effort, but for such a small notebook it has a lot of pages. 288 line pages - that's a bunch.
There is no back pocket, but it does have a marker ribbon.
The bigger disappointment though was the paper. It is 100 gsm cream paper and feels like it will perform very well. But many of my inks feathered and almost all had show through or bleed through to some extent.
I may at some time have to check out their other products to see if they perform any better. I'm not going to count them out completely yet.
Now if you have made it this far through the post, I have a surprise. I'm giving away the medium unopened Primo. Because of problems with past giveaways there are some new rules:
1. You must be a regular follower of my blog, either through Google, email or an RSS feed, please do not waste my time and everyone else's if you are not going to see the post telling you that you are the winner. Please just tell me how you are following.
2. You must contact me within 7 days of this post.
3. You do NOT need to be a U.S. resident, I am thrilled to recognize my International readers as well and will ship worldwide.
You have until Saturday, Sept 25 at midnight to comment, the winner will be drawn on Sunday the 26th.