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149 of 162 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 1 packStyle Name: wide ruled
The "original" old Mead Composition Book is a classic. But recently Mead changed the Composition Book so that it's now worthless. The paper seems like it isn't 100% pure quality tree paper so it's not as smooth to write on, the cover is a messy "plastic-type" cardboard, the black tape comes off in 3 months. I hate these things now.

I bought 50 of these "new type" Mead Composition Books and the 10 new ones that I still have left, have rotted and the black tape has warped and come off. The 40 that I used up with writing, have also rotted and the black tape has come off. It's a real mess if you store them in old bookshelves. Some are made in India or Brazil and none are no longer made in the USA. The USA ones were the absolute best, with real tree paper, not "plastic-wax type" mesh waste paper, and real tree cardboard covers.

If you need fairly adequate paper to write on, get Japanese Stationery (ex: Apica Notebooks), Rhodia, Rediform DaVinci Notebooks, Leuchtturm Notebooks, Black n' Red Notebooks, or Clairefontaine, they're very good and of high quality. The paper is of a high standard.

Also, Moleskine Cahier Large Ruled Notebook (set of 3) and Writersblok Medium Ruled Notebook (set of 3), are good substitutes, of higher quality, for the Mead Black Composition Book if you're a writer like I am. It costs more but if you're a writer who needs decent paper to write on, it's well worth it.

If you're just using the Mead Black Composition Book for school notes, doodling or odd ends, it's at least useable with a good pen.

The "original" old Mead Composition Book didn't need to be changed. Bring it back.

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2008
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This is a good general product for schoolwork, etc. I have used them for years as a personal journal. Recently Mead changed the cover and uses a thinner cardboard so they are not as sturdy as they once were. Otherwise they'd recieve an excellent.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2012
Size Name: 1 packStyle Name: college ruled
It's a great book and the only thing I carry at college, but $5 on Amazon? Really? These are less than a buck at local stores...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2012
Size Name: 1 packStyle Name: college ruledVerified Purchase
As far as composition books go, this one is overpriced. However, the quality is still pretty good. If for whatever reason you can't purchase them elsewhere, this is a reliable purchase. Otherwise, I'd recommend getting them cheaper elsewhere.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 12 packStyle Name: wide ruled
My family goes through lots of these. My teens use them for journaling and cover them in duct tape, packing tape and pictures. My husband uses them for log books at his jobs and I use them for notes on projects I'm working on and decorate them to give to friends who journal. They are inexpensive, good quality and so easily customized because you can glue paper to the covers, cover them with duct tape or other adhesive products. My favorite thing is to cover them with tape and a picture of some sort and when I tape the spine put a ribbon in it to use as a bookmark. Sometimes I add a hook and loop tape closure to them. Wonderful for crafts and wonderful just for a notebook if you need something that doesn't have perforated pages.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2012
Size Name: 1 packStyle Name: wide ruledVerified Purchase
Purchased 11 of these notebooks and of course 5 of them were missing pages ... some up to 12 pages missing... of course we did not find this out until we started using them so there goes our refund... Mead do you not have a quality control center? I do not expect to have to count the pages of the books before I give them out to students.. this creates such an inconvenience.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2005
Size Name: 1 packStyle Name: wide ruled
The notebook:

The notebook is 100 sheets and it is wide ruled. I find thease handy for everything from a personal notebook to use for school or work. The covers are realatively sturdy, unlike spiral notebooks. The drawback is that you can't rip out pages, because The notebook is bound together by a sturdy thread.

All in all this notebook comes in handy for any purpose or any person.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 1 packStyle Name: wide ruled
The "original" old Mead Composition Book is a classic. But recently Mead changed the Composition Book so that it's now worthless. The paper seems like it isn't 100% pure quality tree paper so it's not as smooth to write on, the cover is a messy "plastic-type" cardboard, the black tape comes off in 3 months. I hate these things now.

I bought 50 of these "new type" Mead Composition Books and the 10 new ones that I still have left, have rotted and the black tape has warped and come off. The 40 that I used up with writing, have also rotted and the black tape has come off. It's a real mess if you store them in old bookshelves. Some are made in India or Brazil and none are no longer made in the USA. The USA ones were the absolute best, with real tree paper, not "plastic-wax type" mesh waste paper, and real tree cardboard covers.

If you need fairly adequate paper to write on, get Japanese Stationery (ex: Apica Notebooks), Rhodia, Rediform DaVinci Notebooks, Leuchtturm Notebooks, Black n' Red Notebooks, or Clairefontaine, they're very good and of high quality. The paper is of a high standard.

Also, Moleskine Cahier Large Ruled Notebook (set of 3) and Writersblok Medium Ruled Notebook (set of 3), are good substitutes, of higher quality, for the Mead Black Composition Book if you're a writer like I am. It costs more but if you're a writer who needs decent paper to write on, it's well worth it.

If you're just using the Mead Black Composition Book for school notes, doodling or odd ends, it's at least useable with a good pen.

The "original" old Mead Composition Book didn't need to be changed. Bring it back.

Rhodia Staplebound Black Graph Notebook 3 X 4

Moleskine Ruled Cahier Journal Kraft Large: set of 3 Ruled Journals

Writersblok Medium Notebook, Ruled, Pack of 3, 5.5 x 8.25-Inches (WB801)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2010
Size Name: 1 packStyle Name: wide ruled
Recently, I purchased a few of these composition books since my stash of them has been exhausted. These new composition books use flimsier cardboard and the paper isn't as good. When I compare them to my older books, I realize that these new books are not made in the USA. I don't know if this is the cause of the lower quality or maybe some greater use of recycled papers.

In any case, I've decided to move on to Rhodia notebooks. This is unfortunate because I have been using these products since the early 80s when I started kindergarten. Rhodia notebooks are a little bit more expensive, but for my journaling needs are worth it. I believe that Rhodia also uses some recycled paper to create their books.

Please bring back the quality to these books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2014
Size Name: 1 packStyle Name: wide ruledVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
These are acceptable, hence the three stars. What I do not like (based on the item I received) is that the cover does not seem as rigid as the ones I used to use. For example, I have 10+ notebooks I bought in 2004 and some from 1994-ish, and these notebooks still look great: covers are flat, black tape still intact, no funny stuff at all.

With this new Mead Composition notebook, I see warping/bending on the top cover, and the stitching that holds the pages are offset; when you flip open the cover so that the front and back covers are adjacent, one side is longer than the other (not so for the older notebooks).

Having said that, the lined paper is fine, and the notebook is ok. A little nitpicky about the shortfalls, but these matter to me.

Overall, just average.
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