Review: Piccadilly 8″x5″ Hardcover Ruled Notebook

As I mentioned in a post a while back, I truly enjoy the Piccadilly brand of notebooks. One, their affordable; two, they’re well-made; and three, they’re great for doodling, notes, and any other use you can think of.

Piccadilly’s website says, “Whether you’re an artist doing coffeehouse sketches, working on your next great story, or just trying to Get Things Done®, one of these notebooks is sure to fit the bill.”

 They are available in small (3.5″ x 5.5″, 192pg.), medium (5″ x 8.25″, 240pg.), and large (7.5″ x 10″, 240pg.) sizes and you have the paper choice of blank, ruled, or grid. Also available is a soft cover ruled notebook. The ruled versions are college ruled (~1/4″) and the paper is off-white 80 GSM wood-free and acid-free, and the notebooks are perfect bound.

The paper is very smooth to write on and does okay on bleedthrough (although, as you can see in the picture below, it was not match for a Sharpie), although I believe that a rollerbal might bleed through if you’re a slow writer.

All in all, an excellent notebook to keep handy for those moments when you just have to write something down before you forget it…

Five out of Five Stars!

Writing Test

Bleedthrough Test

Folder inside the back cover…

Piccadilly Imprint on Back Cover

Piccadilly Stamp inside Front Cover