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No. 30 Leather Journal Notebook Cover

Refillable, full-grain steerhide composition journal notebook cover. Handmade in the USA.



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    • Dimensions 8” x 10.5” closed, holds standard composition notebooks
    • Includes 7.38” x 9.75” Journal Register Insert
    • Left & right journal insert pockets 3.25” x 10” hold journal securely
    • Interior business card pocket, pen/pencil pocket, and leather bookmarks
    • May be personalized with up to 3 initials
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No. 30 Personalized, Refillable Leather Journal

This vintage-inspired leather journal cover is great for executives, writers, journalers, note takers and list makers. Available in a variety of colors – all handmade in the USA with our full-grain, double-tanned American steerhide. 

The leather composition journal has been around since the mid-1800s or thereabouts. Even with the proliferation of electronic devices, its popularity and relevance endures. 

I’m not guaranteeing that writing in this handsome notebook will inspire you to greatness or improve the quality of your cognitive reasoning, but I can guarantee you’ll look good using it. 

– Colonel Littleton

Date the registers on the inside cover, file them away and you have a chronicle of your daily activity and a treasure for future generations – your life story as told by you.

Colonel’s Journal Register, which may be reordered, contains 160 ruled and center-stitched pages (80 sheets). Opens flat so you can write on both sides of the paper. Standard composition notebooks also work well with our journal cover.

Construction & Extras

Reinforced leather spine and edge stitching for durability. Extra storage with interior pockets for business cards and pens. We’ve included the Colonel Expedition Pencil, brass paper clip, and Journal Register. The notebook cover includes two attached leather bookmarks. Personalize your journal with 3 block initials engraved on solid brass plate.

Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop in Lynnville TN, USA from full-grain American steerhide. 

Our polished leather is both vegetable-tanned and hand-tanned to a smooth finish. Over time, this special leather develops its own natural character and patina – the more you use this journal, the better it looks. This item is also available in Vintage Brown Steerhide with American Alligator trim and American Buffalo.

  • Leather Composition Journal overall dimensions 8” x 10.5” (closed)
  • Available in Vintage Brown and Black with Brown Trim
  • Journal Register Paper Insert 7.375” x 9.75” x 0.5″ (closed)
  • Left and right journal insert pockets (hold writing journal secure) 3.25″ x 10″ 
  • Business card pocket 2.25” x 3.5” (inside dimensions)
  • Pen pocket 2.25” x 4.25” (inside dimensions)
  • Product packaging includes a protective cotton canvas dust bag and gift box

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  1. Received my journal in the mail today and could not open the box fast enough. Everything about this is above expectation, from the quality of the leather to the moon pie that took me back to my childhood fishing on the river. This was purchased as a mother’s day gift for my wife but I will be buying others in the near future for other members of my family.

    Chad D. – May 10, 2021

    jackel0311 (verified owner)

  2. Another five star product from a five star company that genuinely cares about its customers. The photos of the #30, as good as they are, simply do not do it justice. It is the perfect size; the leather is supple and perfectly colored. I have searched for the perfect work journal for 20 years and I have finally found it. I bought the #20 memo pads to use as To Do lists inside of the journal and it’s a perfect combo of productivity and note taking. This product has just enough of what is needed and not an otter’s whisker more. My expectations have been, again, exceeded.

    crobert133 (verified owner)

  3. Beautiful product and experience. From the email confirmation and commitment to total satisfaction, to a prompt delivery with packaging and product above and beyond expectations … all appreciated. A product of quality and character to be in use long after I’m gone, all with my notes preserved so the grandboys will truly “know” their “Pop.”

    joe.french (verified owner)

  4. This is so great. I use it for my journal and love each morning the opportunity to open it up and use it to note my time with God. It is so soft and so beautiful in how it looks. Try one. You will love it, I am sure.


  5. Being a native middle Tennessean, it wasn’t until I moved to Alabama that I heard about Col. Littleton. A friend of mine had a briefcase and was intrigued with the beauty/quality of the product. I purchased my first Col. Littleton product – the No. 30 Journal and it has exceeded my expectations. The pliable leather, perfect color/smell, 2 bookmarks and a not-your-run-of-the-mill composition journal that is complements the leather cover. Suffice to say, while this was my first purchase – the customer service and highest quality product will keep me coming back again and again.


  6. I have been in banking for close to 30 years and not only is the product everything and more than advertised… the customer service is exceptional! Highly recommend all products here at Colonel Littleton.


  7. As other reviews note, this is a “legacy-quality” product that is beautifully made. I decided amidst our COVID lockdown it would be a good idea to write down our family’s experiences (our children are still young) and hopefully leave behind memories of our experiences in this historic time. Once I am back at the office, this will be put to another good use!

    dtorline001 (verified owner)

  8. I did not just purchase ‘any leather journal’ from Col. Littleton; a keepsake with a deep rooted tradition in American values, craftsmanship, and sense of patriotism. This is my second purchase from Col. Littleton, and I feel their price, value, and quality are par-to-none. One has to appreciate what they are buying from this organization. This piece is unique, and stands-out in a world full of cheap reproductions and poor quality to say the least. I am very happy to say the least!! The Colonel has a customer for life!!!


    ssompalli (verified owner)

  9. Just received two number 30 journals in the mail. These are gifts for my sons. Excellent quality and feel. Great customer service. About to order one for me now!!

    andersjs90 (verified owner)

  10. If only my dear ole great great grandfather Charlie was still around. He was a harness-maker and actually got a Canadian none-slip neck yoke around the turn of the Century before the last one , like over a hundred years ago.
    I purchased the # 30 because I love to wrote, record, draw and doodle. There’s just something Special about having leather as part on one’s life.
    I got my refills the other day so I am good-to-go for a year or so. I have found the Customer Service whether on the phone, on-line or a reply back with a purchase with the Moon Pie just rocks and makes my day. It’s the little things like that that are literally the b’frosting on the cake’ for service to the nth degree.
    The other big deal fir me is to get the ‘new’ catalog and I feel like its Christmas.
    Thanks Colonel and Co.


  11. Great Product light weight is wearing nicely looking even better with age.


  12. I ordered the Number 30 Composition Journal-American Buffalo with 3 Block Initials on the Oval Plate.

    Exactly as promised and represented. This is the first purchase from the Colonel. This will not be my last.

    I keep a daily journal and enjoyed today’s entries. The quality is exactly as described and worth every dollar.

    The description was perfect and exactly what I received. Every part of the ordering process was easy to handle and all went as promised.

    Thank you so much. MEM.


  13. the workmanship and style are unmatched. I have been looking for a durable journal in which I can use daily to write notes in for my ranch.


  14. I live in Franklin TN and recently visited Lynnville just to browse through the Colonel Littleton stores. The town alone is like stepping back in time. Once entering the store this feeling comes upon you, like you just don’t know what to look at next? Needless to say…..I bought several items, one being the black and brown notebook shown above. I am a Real Estate Agent and it’s perfect for my daily adventures. Love, love, love the products I purchased. The Lady who helped me was wonderful and I can’t wait for a return visit……
    S. Jackson


  15. Earlier this year I ordered and received the No. 18 Leather Portfolio and was very pleased with the quality and feel that I came back to Col. Littleton and ordered the No. 30 Composition Journal. I had my company logo imprinted on the Journal just as I did on the Portfolio and it looks amazing. I can honestly say that the quality and craftsmanship that goes into Col. Littleton’s leather products are by far the best I have come across. If you are seeking a good quality leather Portfolio or Journal, I highly recommend either of these products.

    doug (verified owner)

  16. I purchased the No 30 Composition Journal (American Buffalo) earlier this month and have been completely satisfied. The leather is extremely pliable and smooth to the touch. Careful examination of the edge stitching and the Colonels trademark debossing are elegant reminders of the quality product purchased. Looking forward to visiting the Colonels General Office and Works in Lynnville in the near future.


  17. This is the second item I’ve purchased from the Colonel. The first was the No. 9B Tote. Both for my wife. These are second to none quality and second to none beautiful. My wife loves them both. Almost as much as she does me. The next item I purchase will be a present to me.

    scottiebee57 (verified owner)

  18. This is the 4th Colonel Littleton item I have purchased and it is both beautiful and functional, as always!


  19. The quality of every item I have purchased from Col Littleton is outstanding. This journal is perfect for keeping up with my daily calls, notes and tasks. I liked this journal so much I purchased one for my associate so he could quit carrying that cheap one he always had with him. This journal will fit any standard composition notebook and many other refills available at local office supply stores.


  20. Makes me look much more important than I actually am.


  21. I have just received my composition notebook and love every detail about it. In particular with this specific item I like that it is made for your composition notebook and that you can switch out the notebook if you have very different meetings and still carry around your fine leather cover. This is my second unique piece and I know I will be purchasing more items in the future because of the quality and attention to detail of the product. The products also meet my style which I LOVE!

    monihgarcia (verified owner)

  22. I just received this composition book and it is awesome. The whole experience was fantastic. Thank you for making products this good.


  23. Love this journal! Got it last week and can’t leave home without it. Thanks Col and Spring Hill!


  24. Simply splendid. Nothing less than top quality: superior leather, perfect stitching, beautiful. You pay more for these leather goods…and they are worth every penny and then some. “Strive to be stellar” is their motto. They live up to it in every product they make. CL will give you a leather addiction.

    paulmaxpayton (verified owner)

  25. I had heard that this product was forthcoming, and on a business trip for a new job was able to stop by the stores in Lynnville and see it (and everything else, too!) for myself. Bought one just about instantl to commemorate the new gig, and am really happy with it.

    I’m in a sales role where I’m in and out of places quite a bit, and for those calls where I don’t need to have a lot of extra stuff with me, the Journal is just the thing! Ample space to make notes and record appointments, plus places for business cards and a pen, AND the rear flap is a nice place to store a couple of brochures, just in case. And, of course, it finds a home very neatly in one of the pockets of my Saddlebag Briefcase!

    Lots of compliments and the inevitable “where did you find that?” remarks have followed.

    Thanks to the entire team for yet another wonderful buying experience!

  26. I’ve admired the Colonels products for some time. For my birthday my wife bought me this journal. I’ve used journals for business for over 20 years. I love this product. It is elegant as well as functional.


  27. I recently received this as a gift from a friend and I am so impressed with the craftsmanship. I love leather products and have many journals but this tops them all. Don’t hesitate to order this journal, its well worth the money!


  28. Love my journal! It was hard to make the purchase in store and then NOT walk out with it, but it was worth the wait. I received it in the mail within 3 days and the personalization is beautiful!


  29. Just received this week and as always it does not disappoint. The Colonel is brilliant in his designs. He sees a need and he comes to the rescue.

  30. I received the new composition journal for Fathers Day. I love the look and feel!!! I’ve already had several comments on how nice it is.

    mfarley (verified owner)

  31. Never a day passes that I don’t glance at Colonel Littleton’s website. When I first saw the #30 Leather Composition Journal, I knew I would own one soon. Well, it arrived today and it does not disappoint. It’s amazing, by any measure. The size, the look, the feel are all that I expected. I’m big fan of the pencil pocket. The paper fits nicely in the cover and is of great quality. Kudos Colonel. You’ve done it again.

    david.drewry902 (verified owner)

  32. Just received the Composition Notebook as a Father’s Day gift. This is not my first Col. Littleton product but my be my favorite. Love it!


  33. I’ve been looking for a quality leather composition notebook cover for a long time, this is it! The leather is nice and heavy, finish and stitching are perfect, and I love the pencil and business card pockets. Highly recommend this cover.

    jason3 (verified owner)

  34. The composition book is great! Thanks for developing this product!

    kbodie (verified owner)

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We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

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Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

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I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.