This table illustrates most common journals sizes that are made by different brands. Each notebook is illustrated next to a medium size adult hand to give you a better idea of the size. Use this chart to decide what size notebook fits your purpose best. We have also included links to appropriate leather covers for these sizes.
A5 is the most common size used for journaling.
Most brands offer this size.
- Rhodia A5 hard cover
- Rhodia A5 soft cover
- Leuchtturm1917 A5 notebook
- Scribbles that Matter
- Clairfontaine A5 notebook
- Midori MD Paper A5
- Nanami Seven Seas Writer
B5 is the most popular oversized notebook, offered by many brands.
- Rhodia B5 notebook
- Moleskin XL
- Leuchtturm1917 B5 notebook
- Baron Fig Confidant Plus
A6 is a classic pocket or purse notebook that is wider than some other variations of pocket books.
- Hobonichi Techo Avec A6
- Hobonichi Techo Cousin A6
- Rhodia A6 Pocket Notebook
Letter size is the most popular oversized notebook in the US, with a lot of economical options.
- Rocketbook Everlast Letter Size
- Rocketbook Fusion Letter Size
- Generic Letter Size Notebook
Legal pads are top bound notepads mostly popular for desktop padfolios.
- Generic Legal Size Notepads
- TOPS Legal Notepads
B6 has become very popular recently as a hybrid between A5 and A6.
- Brands tend to make a slightly different variation of B6, thus sizes vary
- Stalogy 018 Planner
- Midori MD Paper B6
- Nanami Cafe Paper B6
Composition lab notebooks are an economical everyday notebook with ample space.
- Generic Composition Notebooks
A4 is very close to legal notepads in size, but usually with a side binding.
- Rhodia A4 Notebook
- Leuchtturm1917 A4 Notebook
Taken after farmers notebooks in American farmlands, Field Notes quickly became a popular pocket memo book.
- Field Notes
- Moleskine Cahier Soft Cover
Moleskine Large is slightly narrower than standard A5; difference is enough to need a different cover.
- Moleskine Classic Large
- Moleskine Cahier Large
- Jibun Techo A5 Slim
Moleskine Classic small pocket hard cover is a narrower than standard A6, but slightly beefier than Field Notes.
- Moleskine Pocket Hard Cover
Moleskine Volant X-small is a tiny little notebook that can fit in a small wallet, thus we made a special wallet for it.
- Moleskine Volant X-Small
Rocketbook Executive size is a custom non-standard size that requires its own cover.
- Rocketbook Everlast Executive Size
- Rocketbook Fusion Executive Size
This popular planner by Michael Hyatt is unique enough in many aspects including size to demand its own cover size.
- Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt