The legendary notebook from Hemmingway, Picasso and Chatwin.
The Moleskine books can look back on a long tradition: Since nearly two centuries, the books serve creative heads, artists and thinkers like Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemmingway as important companions for their thoughts and concepts.
Originally, the notebooks were produced by a little French bookbinder who sold them to interested people in Paris. Back in these days, the books didn't even have an own name. Slowly but surely, they disappeared from the market because the producer shut down his business. In the 1980s the small black books were no longer available.
Soon afterwards, Bruce Chatwin talked about the story of his notebook in his book "Dream Paths". He nicknamed it Moleskine. Moreover, Chatwin bought all books of this kind he could find afterwards. In 1998, a small Milan company took over Chatwin's idea and brought the books back onto the market - now known as the Moleskine notebooks.
Meanwhile, the name Moleskine is a well-established brand. The books, calendars and notebooks accompany people all over the world.
The address book has a stabile cover and is closable with a rubber band, like every other Moleskine notice book. The pages consist of chlorine-free bleached paper and are stapled together with yarn.