Simple and classic, this large ruled notebook is one of Moleskine's most popular notebooks. A reliable travel companion, it's perfect for writing thoughts and taking notes. It features a cardboard-bound hardcover with rounded corners, acid-free paper, a bookmark, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history. Specifications: 240 ruled pages, hardcover, large, 13 x 21 cm (5 x 8.25 in).
Prior to being a company, a moleskine was a type of notebook. This was the notebook favored by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Vincent Van Gogh. This notebook style was characterized by rounded corners, a leather cover, some sort of closure, a ribbon to keep one’s page, and usually an expandable pocket on the inside of the rear cover. These were a French product, made in Paris, but with no brand closely associated with them.
Then, in 1997, the Moleskine company was founded in Milan, Italy by Francesco Franceschi, based upon the idea of Maria Sebregondi, who is a co-founder of the company. It was first known as Modo & Modo and soon trademarked the Moleskine brand. The initial run was just 5,000 notebooks and used synthetic leather, unlike the original French moleskines. In 2016, the company was acquired by the Belgian investment firm D’Ieteren and the sought-after brand continues today.
Moleskine is FSC-certified®(Forest Stewardship Council®), supporting responsible management of the world’s forests.
Moleskine notebooks are made with environmentally friendly acid-free paper.
Everything we produce is compliant with California Proposition 65, one of the most stringent regulations in the world regarding the safety and environmental impact of materials.<