Today I wanted to share a review and comparison of the different sized bullet journals you can purchase from Scribbles That Matter. They are by far my favourite journals to buy. The paper quality is amazing and won’t fray your expensive pens or markers. If you’re more of a visual person, you can watch my YouTube video to see the size differences.
I recently purchased their B6 sized notebook so I wanted to compare a few of the sizes for you. The comparison includes an A4, A5, B6, and the B5. When I first joined the planner community, this was all gibberish to me so I am hoping to help shed some light on what to expect from these different sizes. You can also purchase a Bullet Journal Planner and an A6 sized planner but I haven’t included those in the comparison.
First thing I wanted to note is that the quality of paper is the same across all sizes. The only things that change are size, colour options, and cover texture. The inside of the journals are the great quality you can expect from Scribbles That Matter (STM abbreviated).
The A4 size journal is the largest STM journal you can buy. It measures 8.5 x 1 x 11.7 inches. It comes in dot grid and graph. I ordered this accidentally but ended up holding on to it. I have since decided to use it for lettering practice which has been really helpful to have the space and the grid.
(At the time of publishing this post, the A4 Journal is no longer available on Amazon).
The B5 journal is one of their newer sizes. Their Bullet Planner comes in this size as well. This is the size of my current bullet journal. I love having the extra space to decorate and plan. It’s not the greatest size to carry with you but, for the most part, it stays on my desk for review. The dimensions are 10 x 7.1 x 1 inches. Other than the size (for carrying), the only other downside is that it only comes in black. They have mentioned adding colour options if popularity grows so, get out there and grab yours here :P.
This is a more “standard” sized journal. Measuring 5.7 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches, you can take this with you wherever you go. I have been using this size since starting my bullet journal journey. I am currently using my yellow journal for, well, journaling (vs. planning like I do in my B5). There’s still a bit of room to decorate and play but it you prefer to just jot stuff down, or you’re just starting out, this may be a better size for you. Best part about this size: it comes in a ton of different colours. They do sell out quite often (Amazon for North America, STM website for Europe), so if you see it, grab it.
This is one of their newer releases. It is the smallest of the journals I’m comparing (but the A6 would be the smallest – not compared here). It’s very compact and will fit in a purse or bag easily. It measures 7 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches and comes in red and the original teal. I have yet to decide how to use it but I am excited to share that this size fits perfectly into a B6 Traveller’s Notebook.
I have really been wanting to commit to a Traveller’s Notebook with bullet journal inserts but I just love the STM journals so much that I didn’t want to leave them behind. Now I get to have the option to potentially make this move with STM fitting perfectly inside.
If you’re curious about why you would use a bullet journal notebook and a traveller’s notebook, watch this space as I will be sharing different ideas as well as how I use them together.
If you’ve tried any of these sizes, the Bullet Planner, or the A6 size, let me know what you think of it and what you use it for! I’d love to hear your feedback and personal experiences.