“I’m amazed that there are 123 members on this forum and probably many more out there making their way to find this virtual little place to share everything about Moleskines.
Question: How did you find your first Moleskine? Were you deliberately looking for it it? How long ago? Was it love at first site?
Looking forward to your responses.”
“I found the Moleskine by chance at a huge stationery store near my workplace in Tokyo earlier this year. I had just finished buying a large padded envelope in order to send some LP records to a DJ friend in Perth, Australia during my lunch break and was strolling around the same floor of the store. When I saw the stacks of Moleskines, I remembered that I’d been looking for a pocket size, no-nonsense and non-spiral notebook for sometime.
After reading the usual marketing anecdotes about Chatwin and etc. on a small advertising board placed beside the notebooks I was hooked but decided to wait awhile to cool down and figure out whether I really wanted one. When I got back to the office, I did a search on the web about the notebook and found out a few more facts, including the Moleskinerie site.
After work that evening, I had my first Moleskine in my hands.”