Classic A5 Hard Cover Journal

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Journalling is a practice of regularly recording your thoughts, emotions, experiences, and reflections in a journal or notebook. It can serve as a tool for self-expression, self-discovery, and personal growth. Journalling can take many forms, including writing, drawing, or using visual aids and it offers numerous benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing!

Special features of the Classic A5 Journals

  • Available in a 4 classic colours – black, grey, navy, blue
  • Sophisticated “moleskin” type of cover
  • 160 x 80gsm quality cream paper
  • Includes a matching ribbon marker and elastic closure
  • Quality Italian Leatherette cover material
  • Rounded corners
  • Dimensions: 21.5 x 15 x 1.5
  • Sturdy quality journal
  • Beautiful printed matching end papers
  • Available Lined | Dot Grid | Blank Pages
  • A5 Size
  • Locally manufactured

Different ways to use a journal

You could use a journal to list your long-term and short-term goals as well as the steps to achieving your goals. By listing steps into manageable parts, it seems much more realistic.

Some people like to keep a record of their daily activities. You could do this and list what you did for the day, how it made you feel and who you interacted with. 

Make it fun by adding pictures of your recipes or stickers of food. Decorate with a pretty washi tape.

  • Travel journals - help you remember all the good memories. You can learn a lot when travelling to different places, write down your experiences and adventures. Add pictures that capture your memories and add in new people that you meet
  • Bullet journal – this is a great planning or journalling system that can help you stay organised. You can be creative and practice lettering to make your journal look pretty
  • Exercise journal – You can write down your goals, motivation or even songs that you want to add to your new gym playlist. Create an exercise schedule in your journal and stick to it using a habit tracker
  • Spiritual journal – add scriptures, inspiring messages or quotes to your journal. You can keep a record of prayers or affirmations for yourself to look back to when you need guidance
  • Feelings journal - write down your thoughts, feelings or experiences so that you can reflect back on it
  • Art journal - explore your creative side by adding visual art in your journal. You could draw, use watercolour paint or collage to illustrate your thoughts and experiences
  • Gratitude journal - focus on regularly writing down things that you're thankful for
  • Food journal - write down your favorite recipes. Capture new recipes that you create so that you don't forget it for the next time. You can make it fun by adding in pictures of food or ingredients. Create a star rating for each recipe after you've tried and tested the recipe
  • Basic note-taking journal - You can use journals for notes for meetings or for creating to-do lists
  • Reading journal - keep record of all the books you've read and still want to read

Benefits of journalling

  • Journalling can help with stress reduction
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Mood booster
  • Greater self-awareness
  • Personal growth development
  • Goal setting and achievement
  • Memory improvement
  • Problem solving
  • Clarity and focus
  • Enhanced communication skills

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classic A5 journal

Benefits of journaling

✩ Boosts emotional intelligence
✩ Track progress and growth
✩ Improve writing & communication skills
✩ Reduce stress and anxiety
✩ Strengthen memory
✩ Stream of consciousness
✩ Inspires creativity
✩ Improves your mood
✩ Helps with problem solving
✩ Helps discover your voice
✩ Improves a sense of gratitude
✩ Is a great way to practice reflection
✩ Can help one with mindfulness

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classic A5 journal


✩ Available in 4 classic colours – black, grey, navy, blue
✩ Sophisticated PU cover
✩ Suitable for men or women
✩ 160 x 80gsm cream paper
✩ Matching ribbon marker
✩ And elastic closure
✩ Rounded corners
✩ Dimensions: 21.5x15x1.5
✩ Locally Manufactured
✩ Sturdy quality journal
✩ Available in lined, dot grid or blank pages

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Gene Thornton

Great quality and lovely to use

A worthy Moleskine replacement

Soft to the touch, like leather (but not), the cover communicates true quality. The paper also feels very similar to the classic Moleskine notebooks. I've been searching for quality blank page notebooks for a long time, and this is the only ones I could find. And it being local is a bonus! Well done to The Papery team!

Raquel Unterslak

Beautiful journal, made with amazing quality. The silver cover is gorgeous! I would just say that the paper is not quite thick enough to prevent ink from markers or highlighters from penetrating through to the other side of the page.


The Papery provides one of the very few square grid bullet journals available in South Africa for an affordable price. I love the fact that there are so many cover options, and I have just received my third order from them. The journal covers stay intact and doesn't show wear and tear easily. My only complaint is that the pages are very thin and that often leads to pens bleeding through to the next page and prevents the use of most markers, but as long as you are selective with the stationery you use, the journals are of great quality.

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