This was an unexpected project, prompted by a friend looking for an affordable version of the Book of Mormon for a study group that had extra wide margins for journaling, allowing someone to add personal reflections, drawings and whatnot in response to their reading. Deseret Publishing is apparently releasing a Journal Edition next month, at what looks like a very reasonable price, but it’s not out yet, and of course availability outside the United States may be somewhat limited.
So using the public domain Book of Mormon text from Project Gutenberg, I’ve prepared this PDF which is free to download and print. The text follows the 1981 LDS edition, but does not include any of copyrighted elements, such as chapter descriptions, footnotes and so on. It’s formatted at A4 size, so anyone wanting a Book of Mormon text with extra wide margins can print this off at home, or have it printed and bound as they desire (spiral would probably be best). I’ve looked at other printing options, but would obviously want to make sure that such is on a non-commercial basis.
As a disclaimer, this PDF is not officially endorsed or distributed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Nor do I lay any claim to ownership of the text. As public domain, this PDF may be freely copied, shared, and printed without restriction.
To download, click the link below and save from the new tab, or right click on the link and click “save linked content as” or “save target as” or whatever your browser comes up with on the menu!
Edit: I’ve also managed to get it at A5 size too:
Further Edit, 09/07/2019: After due consideration, I’ve now made printed copies (as seen here) publicly available from Lulu, which are sold at cost. I’m always anxious about such things (so I don’t make any money from The Book of Mormon and its relationship with the Bible either), but particularly for this project, I wanted it to be clear that this is on a completely non-commercial basis. The PDFs remain available and as public domain may be freely copied, shared, and printed without restriction, so if you want to create your own printed copies with snazzier covers you may of course do so. But if you simply want to get a printed copy without dealing with PDFs and printers, this is now the easiest option.
The A4 version is available here: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-book-of-mormon-for-journaling/23178941
The A5 version is available here: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-book-of-mormon-for-journaling-a5/23179482