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Moleskine Ruled Notebook Soft Cover Pocket

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The Soft Cover pocket notebook with ruled pages has a flexible yet sturdy cover that adapts to the movements of the body and fits comfortably in any pocket. This is a reliable travel companion, perfect for writings, thoughts and passing notes. Every Moleskine product is thread bound and has a soft cover with rounded corners, acid free paper, a bookmark, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history.
- Layout: Ruled Paper
- Dimensions: 3
-1/2" x 5
- Soft Cover with elastic closure and bookmark ribbon.
- Color: Black
- Pages: 192
- Paper Weight: 70 gsm/47 lb.; FSC Certified Paper; Acid-Free (pH Neutral)
- Internal Accordion Pocket

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Moleskine
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.66" Width: 3.96" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Leather, Imitation
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   Moleskine
Age  22
ISBN  8883707109  
ISBN13  9788883707100  

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More About Moleskine

Moleskine Moleskine was created as a brand in 1997, bringing back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin.

A trusted and handy travel companion, the nameless black notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books. Today, the name Moleskine encompasses a family of nomadic objects: notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing instruments and reading accessories, dedicated to our mobile identity. Indispensable companions to the creative professions and the imagination of our times: they are intimately tied to the digital world.

Since January 2007, Moleskine has also become the name of the company that owns the worldwide trademark rights for the brand. Moleskine SpA creates, produces, and distributes not only the well-known notebooks and their various offshoots, but also a series of objects for the creativity of the contemporary nomad. The company grew out of the experience of Modo&Modo, a small Milanese publisher that in 1997 created the Moleskine trademark, rediscovering and renewing an extraordinary tradition. In the fall of 2006, Modo&Modo was purchased by SGCapital Europe, now Syntegra Capital, with the objective of fully developing the potential of the Moleskine brand.

Moleskine SpA is a small and creative company enjoying continuing growth. It now has about one hundred employees and a vast network of partners and consultants. Its home office is in Milan, Italy. Its affiliates are Moleskine America, Inc, with offices in New York, established in early 2008, and Moleskine Asia, Ltd, with offices in Hong Kong, established in late 2011.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Moleskine Ruled Notebook Soft Cover Pocket?

Moleskin Soft Cover  Feb 1, 2010
I keep buying these Moleskin notebooks and I'm never disappointed. This is the first time I've tried the soft cover, and I love the feel. The soft cover fits nicely in the hand and is less bulky in my handbag than the hard cover version.
Hmmm- never had the falling apart issue  Dec 8, 2009
I've never had these little gems fall apart- but I tend not to open them flat and instead curl the cover around the back- which you would think would make it fall apart too- but I guess I don't bend the spine- but only curl the cover around to get at my page of interest. I also tend to go through them pretty fast- so maybe they don't get the wear and tear of being opened and closed a lot.

I use both the lined and unlined ones.

From the other reviews- there are clearly some durability issues- but for lightweight flexible travel use (e.g. if you're writing on a bus in the middle of Peru)- these are fantastic because of their ability to be stashed away in any pocket/small bag and their ablility to curl it for cramped space use.

I have the hardcover ones too- but don't tend to take those when I travel as they are less flexible for sticking in odd places like pockets, and not as easy to hold in one hand while writing. I primarily use the hardcovers on desktops or tables. The hard cover can be useful too if you prefer a harder writing surface if you are writing in your lap- or in the car (not while the car is moving- mind you!)

So- based on my standard travel use, the flexi ones are my preference, but the hardcover ones have been great for me for general stay-at-home or around-the-town use. (So, perhaps use for business would probably be best served by hardcover.)
True, it falls apart - but that can be fixed.  Sep 7, 2009
I keep my soft cover notebook in my back pocket and so the soft cover is important. After less than 2 weeks of use my moleskine started to fall apart just as others have described. My fix was to drill small holes through the spine at 1cm intervals and "bind" it back together with needle and black threat. Time: 10 minutes. I've had no problems and have filled up 95% of the book. I'm now going to buy a bunch more.

Update - I was asked to take a picture of what the end result looked like:

This is my 3rd book.

Things Fall Apart  Jan 22, 2009
I've come to rely on Moleskine notebooks for work, personal use, for design mock-ups, and to organize the thoughts in my head. The hard cover ones add weight to a bag, so when I found out about the soft cover version, I was thrilled.

That thrill didn't last very long.

Because the notebook doesn't lie flat, you have to crack the spine if you want to use the notebook on a flat surface. After doing that once, the cover came off. I tried using library binding glue to reattach my cover, but to no avail; the cover just won't go back on.

Not only that, but the back pocket in the soft cover version isn't as sturdy as the pocket in the hardcover editions, and it easily detaches from the back cover.

All in all, these are only worthwhile if portability/weight is more important than longevity.
Compared to the hard cover version  Dec 12, 2008
I have both the soft and the hard cover versions of this. (This one is the soft cover version. The hard cover version is at Moleskine Ruled Notebook Pocket.)

They are both great but I prefer the hardcover. Neither the soft nor the hard cover versions open to lie completely flat as would a wire-bound notebook, making them a little harder to write in when conditions are less than ideal. The hardcover is a little easier to hold in one hand in a way to provide a convenient and solid writing surface.

Also, the "elastic closure" on the hard cover is a little more substantial. I have more confidence that it will continue to provide a firm closure over time. I think they had to make the elastic on the soft cover a little lighter so as not to deform the soft cover.

I therefore give the hard cover five stars and the soft cover (this one) four stars.


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