My Love Affair With Moleskins

Unfortunately, I can no longer locate my favorite Kahlil Gibran journal used in the 1970s, but that’s okay, I’ve developed a love affair with Moleskins. After all, they fit all the criteria of a perfect notebook—they lie completely flat, the lines are well-spaced, the gel pen glides smoothly along the page, they have pockets for memorabilia and they were used by famous artists and authors such as Hemingway, Chatwin and Picasso.

I got really excited after attending this year’s Book Expo Association (BEA) in Los Angeles and visiting the Moleskin Booth. I learned that before the end of 2008, the company will release an entire new collection of Moleskins in every color of the rainbow. My appetite is already wet. Today, I wandered into Barnes & Noble and noticed the red notebooks are already on the shelves. I must admit, I do occasionally yearn for those Kahlil Gibran’s journals with sayings on top of each page, but these are almost as enticing.

PS. If you know where I can get my hands on old Kahlil Gibran journals, please write me, ASAP !!

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2 Responses to “My Love Affair With Moleskins”

  1. 1 cherylklein September 2, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Did you know there’s a whole blog devoted to Moleskine notebooks? My friend Lee-Roy also blogged about his Moleskine addiction:

  2. 2 lkleppin September 15, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, no! Not another writing addiction for me to adopt! 🙂

    Thank you for your kind words on my Blog. I will definitely watch for your new book. Will you let me know when it comes out?

    All the best,

    Grace at

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I am a memoirist, essayist, poet and teacher whose passion is keeping a notebook. My notebook is my muse and my alter ego. It contains personal snippets of my life and observations from the world around me. Diarist Anaïs Nin has been a great source of inspiration for me. My hobbies include writing, writing and more writing, but when I have extra time, I enjoy reading, walking, hiking, yoga, working out, cooking and hanging out with my family and Maltese Poodle, Spunky. In order not to become ensconced by the glare of my computer screen, I also teach in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and in various conferences and festivals around the country. My pleasure comes from sharing my joy of journaling with professional writers and anyone interested in writing.

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