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H2G2 on the Moleskine

BBC - h2g2 - Moleskine Notebooks - A1113346

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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Donnie, I felt the same...

Donnie, I felt the same way you do. What's the big hoopla? I looked and looked for a Moleskine, but couldn't find a shop local to me.

Yesterday, I happened to walk into a Utrecht art supply store, and there they were at the front counter--on sale, even! The minute I saw it and picked it up and felt it, I understood what everyone was talking about. It just feels nice. I picked up a regular size one and a mini one.

My problem now is that I don't feel like I have writing instrument that respects the notebook enough. How silly is that?

But, seriously, go find one and take a look at it. I think that's the only way to determine if you're going to be bitten by the bug. You can certainly get by with any other notebook (I know I have until this point), but there's something about these that speaks to me....and, obviously, a lot of other people, too. :)




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