Lise: “Question: How did you find your first Moleskine? Were you deliberately looking for it it? How long ago? Was it love at first site?”
Bemsha: “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 [www.moleskinerie.com] site.
After work that evening, I had my first Moleskine in my hands.”
Diane: “I have Metafilter to thank
I am a member of the Well, and in one of the discussions in the Writers conference someone mentioned Moleskines. I’d never heard of ‘em. Someone else pointed to a discussion of them on Metafilter, which I read and which intrigued me so much the next time I was in a Bookstar I bought one of the small squared pocket notebooks. I wasn’t that impressed. I didn’t have a good place to keep it, and the squares were somewhat annoying. That notebook is still 99% empty. No idea where it is, in fact.
A little while later I needed a larger notebook to keep with me, and I decided to try one of the larger Moleskines, this time with lines. I’ve been hooked ever since! Good paper, great binding, the pocket in back…what’s not to like?”
Excerpts from a discussion at Moleskinerie/ORKUT.