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Markings® by C.R. Gibson - Jumbo Black Leatherette Journal - Ruled, 7" x 9"

Item Number MJ29-13441


Availability: In stock

Product Information

Think.Create.Record.....With Inspiration. Our Markings line of journals are high quality construction and feature everything the aspiring writer or every day note taker needs.

  • Black Leatherette Cover
  • Journal Dimensions: 7 3/8" W x 9 1/2" H
  • 400 White Ruled pages (200 front and back pages)
  • 30 lines per page
  • Black Satin Ribbon Marker
  • Paper stock is acid & lignin free
  • Smyth sewn binding to lay flat for writing
  • Interior cover features a black/white pattern

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Product Reviews

Excellent journal

I have begun using the journal. Previously I had used a larger journal with wider line spacing. I had been unable to find new ones. This journal is of excellent quality and suits my needs well.

Posted by Michael L. Rankin on 3/9/18

Cover Colors

I love these journals, they last forever and are great for anything. I just wish that there were more colors like blue, purple, and red.

Posted by Fox on 1/27/18

Great for Personaliztaions

I love this Journal because you can customize it with a sturdy book cover, plus the journal lasts forever. Walmart had this one but now I found this website! Love the quality!

Posted by Fox on 1/27/18

Markings 400 page Journal

I'm so glad I found these! They're exactly what i was looking for, I found i cheaper version before finding this and the paper didn't live up to my standards but these are so much like the one I'm using and I'm so grateful. Thanks

Posted by JH on 12/9/17

CR Jumbo 400 Page Journal - Thank You!

Do you have any IDEA how hard it is to find a plain, black journal with more than 192 pages at a decent price? Walmart used to carry something very similar, and they discontinued it! I'm an amateur writer and prefer to put my final drafts into something nice, and these are exactly what I'm looking for. I'm seriously considering a custom order, but either way I hope you continue to carry this line - I write A LOT.

Posted by Shane on 8/26/17

CR Jumbo 400 page Journal

I love this journal! I too originally bought them from Walmart but they stopped carrying them. Im so happy I found them. I buy them in multiple quantities and like others one of mine came with a slice on the cover.. it didn't deter me though and I didn't attempt to return it. I use them font devotional journals. The paper is thick and the binding is sturdy. I'll be buy more really soon.

Posted by Elaine on 7/12/17

Journal - 400 pages

These are my favorite journals. I purchased my first 6 from Walmart but they only carry the smaller ones now. After doing a desperate search online I found this website :) :) I too would like different color selections but I am very happy CR Gibson carries this journal.

Posted by kboxrudjr on 6/17/17

400 page Journal

Instead of paying $30 for a leather daily yearly planner in stores or on line for $25 at the larger on line sites, I enter the date on top of the page.
Plenty of paper for the year. Cant beat the price for a leather journal.

Posted by mhomick on 4/25/17

Ecxellent for fountain pen

I'm a fountain pen user and I'm really happy with the quality of the paper on this journal. I will recommend to all those fountain pen fans. Thank you.

Posted by Jose Veliz on 4/18/17

400 Page Journal

Very satisfied with the journals. I had a pink one and really liked it. I wish there was more colors than just black.

Posted by Bernice Marier on 2/5/17

Just perfect

I had got one of these in pink a few years back locally and was so happy to find them! I bought 2. It's really a nice book. Thank you.

Posted by Christie Fincher on 1/14/17

RE: 400 Page Journal

Hi Joy - We apologize for the defective journal! We have sent you an email regarding a replacement journal.

CRG Customer Service

Posted by CRG Customer Service on 1/13/17

400 Page Journal

This is probably the 8th 400 page journal that I have purchased. All of the others I bought from Walmart. When they didn't have them in stock, I ordered online.

I was thrilled to receive it in a week's time considering that week was Christmas week. Kudos for that!

However, the one online was near as good of quality as the previous ones I had bought from Walmart. There was a 2" tear on the inside cover and the spine of this journal has already separated from the cardboard. The latest journal is of inferior quality compared to the others I have purchased. I don't know if this was a fluke or if the newer journals aren't made as well.

All in all, I really like the journal, but will scout around Walmart again to see if they still have some better ones.

Posted by Joy Keishian on 1/11/17

High Quality Stationary

I purchased one from Staples for a bit more than the online price, but I assume it balances out with shipping. However, the price is exceptionally reasonable for the quality and volume of the journal. The journal itself is superb in craftsmanship! Although, I've noticed I have some trouble getting ink to flow properly when writing with a regular ballpoint pen. I prefer the ivory colored paper and spacing of the leather bonded journal as opposed to this white and smaller spaced variant. Although, the slightly smaller size and robustness of this one makes it ideal for writing anywhere and on any surface. I will now use these products as my primary source of stationary in this time/space. I greatly appreciate your services.

Posted by Daniel Phosphene on 12/30/16


Hi Breanan - We are very sorry for the shipping delay and for the damaged journal! If you could please email us at customerservice[at]crgibson.com, we would be happy to send a replacement!

CRG Customer Service

Posted by CRG Customer Service on 9/30/16


Had to wait two weeks for my journal to even be shipped out then when I finally get it in the mail, it's all broken and the leather is completely torn apart. All that time waiting just to be disappointed. I have been a loyal customer when it comes to CR Gibson journals but I will not be purchasing them online anymore.

Posted by Breanan on 9/26/16


Love it. Great journal

Posted by Lety on 9/25/16

The Greatest

I love these journals they are the best. I owned and use about 6 so far. I have been using them as a daily journal. I have been searching for them since I see Walmart has stop carrying them.

Posted by Cedric on 9/1/16

400 Page Journal

So far so good. I love the amount of pages for the price. I'll definitely buy again.

Posted by Ariana on 6/27/16

Markings Journal

This lasted me 5 years! It's the best. Would have given 5 stars if they had different colors.

Posted by E on 6/5/16

Poor sticker residues

I like the quality of the book which is why I bought 3! But the sticker residue found in the back is disgusting...perhaps you can leave the sticker inside the book and not on the outside.

Posted by Nancy on 4/28/16

RE: Great Journal, Customer Service not so much

Hi Madeline Kate - We apologize for the damaged journal! We would be happy to send you a replacement. Will you please send us an email at customerservice [at] crgibson.com?

CRG Customer Service

Posted by Customer Service on 2/24/16

Great Journal, Customer Service not so much

Two weeks ago i ordered two of these journals, but i received one of them damaged, it had a knife cut on the front cover. I contacted the customer service twice about the issue, but they have yet to give me any kind of response. it's extremely disappointing because it's a really good notebook, but this company wont even talk to me about any replacement or refund.

Posted by Madeline Kate on 2/17/16

Make your journal a keepsake!

Lovely, hardbound leather book.

Posted by Julie on 2/11/16

Not Quite the "Best," but they'll Do

These journals are good, but not great. To be honest, the only reason I buy C.R. Gibson journals is they are easy to write in, no matter how I am sitting and do not cost a fortune. I do have one complaint, however. In all styles of journals I have used by C.R. Gibson, the first and last page (sometimes two or three) are bound in a way rendering them unusable to write on comfortably. Seems the glue spreads over a little on the page close to the spine so you loose a few pages. I've also noticed they are now made in China. What happened? The first couple I bought were made in the USA! why are you outsourcing production now?

Posted by Jesse on 1/25/16

Fountain Pen Friendly

I write with a fine quality fountain pen. The paper is the right weight and texture for the nib and ink.

Posted by Steve on 11/7/15


I really love my Markings® by C.R. Gibson - Jumbo Black Leatherette Journal - Ruled, 7" x 9". I use it as my daily Bible note book and log. Now on my 2nd 400 page volume It is big enough for drawing small pictures of your thoughts. And large enough to hold and write while setting up in bed reading.

Posted by CARL FERRY on 10/29/15

Best Journals Ever

These are the best Journals ever these 400 hundred paged lines black nicely bound books are the best!!!!!! I really hope that they never get discontinued because my new baby that I adopted is going to have these for the story of her whole life I have six so far but will probably need way more than that

Posted by Alicyn C on 9/10/15

Love this Journal!

This is by far the best journal ever! I have filled three of them and just bought my fourth one. I'll be a customer for life, please don't stop making them!

Posted by Joy on 7/18/15

Like no other

This journal is great. I bought one a few months ago as my executive notebook. I've purchased similar products in the past that begin to become unbounded and sheets begin to fall out. This bad boy is perfect and an excellent price. I'll certainly be getting another when the time comes!

Posted by Donte P on 6/20/15

Amazing paper!

I'm using this journal for a History class in college and I am not disappointed with its makings! The paper is smooth and very tough, it works wonders with my fountain pen inks, I highly recommend getting one!

Posted by Elmer on 6/18/15

Executive Journal

I use these for our business service logs & I haven't found a better product. I will be back for more.

Posted by gemmeri on 6/16/15


I bought a leather bound journal and it is, without a doubt, the nicest I have ever found. The price was ridiculously reasonable. It was delivered exactly when stated. I will use C R Gibson exclusively for these types of purchases. Thank you!!

Posted by Lori on 5/28/15

Great Journal

I use a new one each year for work. It's great.

Posted by cemurray on 3/2/15

leather bound journals

I love these journals. I'll never use anything else :)

Posted by annmarie on 9/29/14

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