Best Softcover Notebook: What Is A Softcover?
A soft cover notebook is a type of book which has the cover made from one or more layers of paper. These types of books are commonly used for storing notes, ideas, and other things. They are often referred to as “notebooks” because they resemble notebooks with covers. Most softcover notebooks have a plastic cover over the front page; however some models do not feature such a covering.
Softcover notebooks come in several sizes, including small (5 x 8 inches), medium (8 x 12 inches) and large (12 x 16 inches). Some models may even include a pocket inside the cover.
The main advantage of using a softcover notebook is that it allows you to keep your notebook closed while still allowing access to the pages. You can then use these pages as you would any other page in your regular hardcover notebook. Other advantages include the fact that most softcover notebooks are less likely to tear than their hardcover counterparts, and that they tend to be lighter weight due to being made from thicker paper.
Softcover notebooks are sometimes preferred over hardcover notebooks for artists or any other type of person who might need to rip or tear pages from their notebook on a regular basis.
Softcover notebooks can be found at most major bookstores (in the stationery section), office supply stores, and online. Softcover notebooks are also sometimes referred to as “sketchbooks” or “artist’s sketchbooks” and are available in a wide variety of types and models.
History Of The Softcover Notebook
The first softcover notebooks were developed during the 19th century. Before that time, most notebooks were made with hard covers and bound together with string or metal. Students used these types of notebooks to take notes and record information during class.
These hardcover notebooks, also known as “coursebooks” or “exercise books,” are still used today. During the course of the 19th century, these early types of notebooks were gradually replaced by another type of book called the “composition book.”
The first composition books were developed in 1806 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These large books typically had cardboard covers and many pages of lined paper. Most students found composition books to be an inexpensive and durable alternative to coursebooks.
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