You may have seen me link in recent posts to the new line of updated Bull & Stash notebooks, and I've finally gotten around to taking some pics! Last year, I reviewed the original Bull & Stash "Stash" notebook, which was a softcover notebook with Midori Traveler's Notebook-style proportions (which could actually be modified to accept MTN-style refills, in addition to the proprietary Bull & Stash refills). The new notebook reviewed here, the A5-ish "Leonard" Journal, steps up the quality and functionality, though the continued use of proprietary Bull & Stash refills will likely limit this notebook's popularity.
Takeaways and Where to Buy
Like most notebook "systems," whether or not the Bull & Stash Leonard will work for you depends on how you use paper and whether you mind writing only on one side of the page. If you use notebooks primarily as "jotters," and either scan or throw out pages after you're done with them, this may be a system that works well for you. Personally, I don't find this type of paper particularly practical, so my Bull & Stash products only get used infrequently, and mainly as notepads that I keep in the office or around the house. That said, the leather on these journals is very high quality, and the product itself is attractive.
You can purchase the Leonard notebook directly from Bull & Stash for $79.95. Refills are available at $6.95 for 50 sheets, and you have the option of 110lb "Fountain Pen" paper, which per Bull & Stash has increased tooth and less bleed. Two other sizes are available, including the "Allison" portfolio (a larger, top-bound pad) and the "Market" (a pocket-sized journal).
Disclaimer: Bull & Stash provided me with the notebook featured in this review free of charge, for review purposes. Many thanks to the team at Bull & Stash for making this review possible. This post contains affiliate links.