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H2G2 on the Moleskine

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Great Moleskine factoids and gentle mythos deflation, plus further evidence that you’re allowed to pronounce it as though you’re doing a Sylvia Poggioli impression.

The standard Moleskine Notebook measures 9 x 14cm and features the following: lightweight, acid-free paper, a foldable pocket in the back cover, a cloth ribbon attached to the spine to serve as a bookmark, and a woven elastic band attached to the back to keep the book closed when not in use. The name (officially pronounced mol-a-skeen-a, although it can vary) comes from the French spelling of ‘moleskin’, which the oilcloth covering resembles, and is a trademark of Modo and Modo.

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Alas! My cherished moleskine was...

Alas! My cherished moleskine was in a jacket pocket and was a partial casualty of the recent rains here. The first inch of the pages (opposite from the binding) was moistened, but they were protected by being held closed by the elastic band. It has been drying for a day, and now has character.




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