Bombay Brown Leather Journal with Tie 6

Bombay Brown Leather Journal with Tie 6" x 8.5"

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Reminiscent of medieval manuscript books, this journal is made of soft genuine black leather. It features a self-leather wrap tie to keep your treasured writings under cover. The heavyweight blank parchment color pages are hand stitched in 4 different sections to the binding, making it ideal for writing separate themes. A perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.
  • Brown top grain leather cover with leather tie fastener
  • 256 blank cream color pages
  • Acid free parchment paper
  • Measures 6” x 8.5"
  • Imported

Product Details

UPC: 9780641596193
Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 11/15/2004

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Bombay Brown Leather Journal with Tie 6" x 8.5" 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
EspressoCallie More than 1 year ago
I'm a physics PhD student and take notes that I want to be able to revisit throughout my career. These gorgeous journals work perfectly for me - unlined, so I can draw graphs and take notes and draw arrows and write equations - and gorgeous, so I can always keep them displayed on a shelf for easy reference. I picked these partly for their old-school quality feel, partly for the unlined pages, and partly because the tie means fewer parts to break. I like knowing that if the string comes undone I can just re-sew it. But after using about 8 of these for my classes every day for the last couple years, I've not had a single loose thread or broken tie, even after hastily stuffing these into my messenger bag between classes all the time. Highly recommend!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great journal for anyone who enjoys camping, hiking or everyday adventure. I'm a huge Indiana Jones fan and I thought to myself 'If Indy was looking to buy a journal, I'm sure he would think about getting this one'.
WalkAmongWolves More than 1 year ago
To put it short, this type of notebook is typically $70+ anywhere else. While the leather is roughly cut and the paper may not be expensive handmade paper, this thing is worth WELL over what the selling price is. Rough, rugged, long-lasting, simple but elegant style, great size, and thick paper perfect for wet media.... this thing is a hell of a sketchbook/notebook for only $16. I have been looking for a simple sketchbook like this for ages and have yet to find one under $50.
Globetrekker More than 1 year ago
Ruggedly handsome and durable. At least that's what I thought until mine started falling apart only after a couple of months and 30 pages of doodling, scrawling and writing. Unfortunately, it was beyond the 30-day policy that B&N wouldn't replace it. So I guess f your journal falls apart, it should fall apart sooner THAN later so you get it replaced. But wait. Wouldn't you expect a journal like this to be durable and last you for months and months? What I bought to take as a travel companion to capture memories gave up on me just after my third trip. Now it's just sitting idly in my bookshelf. I tried repairing the spine where the binding string came loose and it just got worse. Anyway, I know most of you guys have great experiences with your journal. Unfortunately, I didn't. I guess if you really like it, examine it closely so you don't end up having an unfinished journal like mine. For journaling your travel, I'd recommend Moleskine hard cover that takes beating a lot better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great journal for awesome price! Im using the journal as a sketchbook and it seems to work very well. The tie to the journal looks to may rip or break very easy if i dont take real care it. Great pages! Thick! No lines! Recommend to anyone:D
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I went into the store looking for the small one and ended up buying the large. The paper is wonderful to write on and the pages do a wonderful job of staying down. It's the best journal I've ever owned. I would recommend it to anyone. The beauty of the journal is, alone, enough to inspire anyone to write.
Akima More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful jounal with it soft leather wrapping and rustic cream pages. If you love the "Older" feel to journals this is definitely a winner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased two of these journals. One as a gift and another for myself. Although it is pleasing to eye it is not satisfactory. The binding was is terrible and the pages kept falling out. I would not recommend this product at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm an actor and Classical studies archeologist. When it comes to my Classical studies career, i do research and write them down on my journal, also including traveling and drawing maps. As an actor, i write down my biography of beginning career of acting to the present world. Its worth it. Great quality for excellent price! I have seven of these now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
excellent if you don't need lined paper and enjoy inserting items in between pages (as the journal allows for plenty of expansion).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a bit skeptical upon purchasing this journal. I was hoping to find a lined version. However, upon reciept of it, I found that it was in reality what I really needed. I write my journal as a way to preserve the information about my life and our times for my future generations, as not much information on my heritage is not availble, and I don't want that to happen to my children, grandchildren, etc. This journal will provide an excellent, elegant heirloom that I will be proud to leave for my children. I already plan to purchase two more, one for each of my brothers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this for a close friend as a birthday present. He is a writer and I thought this journal would inspire him to write a love story that he wants to write. He loved it and he said it was a wonderful present. I liked the journal and its apperance its just so professional and elegant. I would recommend it to anyone.
GemCity More than 1 year ago
Wow, I was looking for a journal that would inspire me to write again. This is that book. The leather smells very strongly at first, almost over-powering, but it's calming down. I've had this for about a week and it's just perfect. It's comfortable to write in and unlined. The pages are thick and yellowed. I use a fountain pen and the ink doesn't bleed, so it's the perfect companion for my fountain pen. I write and sketch in this book and it's awesome for both. The quality of this journal is luxurious for sure. Sewn in pages and a wrap around leather tie really make the whole experience. The cover isn't a heard cover, but there are a lot of pages, so it doesn't flop around. I would buy another of these for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very professional looking but also is very classic; paper is of good quality as well. It was worth every single penny!!
Qwinker637 More than 1 year ago
Hi everyone~

I would definitely recommend this journal to any of my friends. Its WONDERFUL!!!! I've had it for only a day and have used about 5 pages, in fact I liked it so much I got the smaller version in black for a pocket notebook.

This journal is an amazing inspiration for writing, I am an amateur writer and this journal just makes you feel like your back in time. It made with amazing quality! at first i didn't think i was going to like the way the pages are split up into 4 different parts but after a while i got used to it and it's still great. and i love that there are no lines. its great!!! so if i wanna sketch something Im thinking of nothings in the way.....

If your looking for a good journal you can stop right now! you've found what you need
and inexpensive too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the leather is good quality and I like the size and the unlined pages, after two years of light to medium use it is beginning to fall apart!
Forever4HisGlory More than 1 year ago
I bought this journal specifically to use with my dip pen, and it works beautifully! I use it with Winsor and Newton calligraphy ink, and it works very well. The leather is also wonderful, and the un-lined pages allow me to write smaller or larger depending on how I'm feeling that day. I journal a lot, so it was important for me to have a journal that stayed open and was comfortable enough for me to write 12 pages in. I am definitely going to be buying a couple more of these! 
jackieepena More than 1 year ago
It's beautiful, it's soft to the touch, and every time I write in it I feel like it can keep all my secrets hidden from the world, all wrapped up in its little leather cord. I love it.
Veeren More than 1 year ago
Much better than I thought it would be. The paper quality is great, and it's the perfects size, right in between too big and too small. It also has four sections which I was very surprised about.
ashkerridge More than 1 year ago
This is the second one I've purchased, after I filled up the first one. I cannot recommend this enough! It is beautiful, smells like luxury, feels soft and supple in your hands, it will inspire you every time you look at it. I'm going to be buying these forever, and may just start buying in bulk! Indulge yourself without spending a fortune, or give as a gift (they will love it!). If I could give this journal ten stars I would, I am still amazed at how little this journal costs for the wonderful quality. I am a loyal Barnes and Noble customer when it comes to my notebooks and journals, I will not buy from anyone else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been using this journal for around two years and have almost filled it. The cream paper is extremely fountain pen friendly.  I don't have an ink that it doesn't like.  The leather cover has held up well and it still looks relatively new. My local B&N does not carry this journal any longer so I was delighted to see that I can find it again on the website.  If you are looking for an unlined journal that is fountain pen friendly, this is the journal you should choose.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought my first one of these journals about 3 1/2 years ago and am now ordering my second one! I've been searching for about a year now, waiting for them to bring it back. So happy to see it's available again. I've never had issues with the binding or pages falling out like others mentioned. And believe me, I'm not super gentle with it; it gets thrown in bags and carted all over the place. I love that the pages are unlined. And while I'm not a huge fan of the yellow pages, it does allow me to draw with a white colored pencil. 
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I purchased this journal to chronicle my travels around the world as well as my experiences in war zones. It is an incredibly handsome looking journal that is exactly what I was looking for.