Moleskine Classic Notebook Review

After Reviewing The Moleskine Diary/Planner for 2016, It is time to review the Moleskine Classic Notebook.

Moleskine as we all know is world famous for Quality notebooks & planners. They are well loved among writers & Journal lovers alike. I have been wanting them for days & finally this year thanks to Amazons amazing service, I got my hands on both the Diary/Planner & the Classic Notebook.

I am a fan of writing online, it is very easy & convenient , but when it comes to maintaining a Personal Journal, nothing can beat putting pen to paper.

So without further delay, Let us get on with the review!


The Moleskine Classic notebook’s Dimensions are 5 x 8.25 Inches. The one I have is a Soft cover with an Elastic closure & a Book Mark ribbon. You also have the option of Hard Cover.

The Notebook also comes in a variety of colors like Green, Red, Purple among others, but like always I had to go for Black one.

I like to compare the size of a notebook or Planner to other objects, just to get a clear idea about them. So here I am placing the Moleskine Classic Notebook next to my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, so as to give you a clear idea of its size.


As you can see, it is about an Inch or Two larger than your average Tablet. So if your bag can hold a Tablet, it can hold the Notebook as well.

The Elastic band that holds the Notebook pages together is a feature I completely love, especially when the Notebook is in my hand bag. The pages do not get crumpled at all, which is great.

The Notebook is covered on the outside by a leaflet Kinda thing, which gives you information about the dimensions of the Notebook , the number of Pages & where it is made.


On the Inside of the same leaflet you will find ideas about personalizing your Notebook. You can cut along the dotted lines to make yourself a Book Mark which says Have a Nice day & Do not Touch.


The Moleskine Classic Notebook has around 192 pages with its corners rounded & the paper is acid free.

Lets take a peek at the Pages now, starting from the Name page.


When it comes to the pages, you have the option of either ruled or Blank ones. I am not a fan of Ruled ( Reminds me of Notebooks I used in School) So I always opt for the Blank version. Its great if you wish to write, doodle or Draw. Blank is full of possibilities, but hey if you like the Ruled version go for it. Whichever works for you.


Right in between the two sides of the Notebook is the bookmark ribbon. You see the purple thing above? I really think it is a great addition.

Another thing I really like when it comes to both Moleskine Diary & Notebooks is this arrangement that the inner back part of the books have. The slot where you can keep those little notes & cards which you find important. Visiting cards, Tiny greeting cards, Travel passes etc. It is so very convenient.


Uses for this Notebook

I think it will make a great Daily Journal.

Also a great option for writers.

A nice notebook for sketching as well( although I think Moleskine has specific notebooks for sketching)

A great notebook for College Students for jotting down Lecture notes too.


The Quality of the Notebook & its Pages.

The Elastic band keeping the pages together. You don’t have to worry about the pages getting crumpled if you put the Notebook in your bag.

The Slot at the back for holding important things.


The Price again like all other Moleskine products!

The number of pages, 192 doesn’t really work for me.

You have to be careful about the kind of pen that you use. There can be feathering if you use the wrong one. ( Note – Moleskine does have a specific pen for their notebooks. Be sure you google for the pens that go well with Moleskine notebooks, there are many articles written about it.)

Summing it up

It is a great Notebook as far as Quality is concerned but I do find the price a bit on the higher side for a Regular Notebook considering you do have relatively inexpensive options with similar quality at a much lower price.

In the end, it all comes to how much you are willing to pay for a notebook.

Will I recommend it – May be.

Rating – 3.5/5

Have you used a Moleskine Notebook before? How do you like them? Let me know in the comments section!



26 thoughts on “Moleskine Classic Notebook Review”

  1. Thanks, Arpita! I have looked at Moleskin books in stores, but like you, I’mnot a fan of the price. They are beautiful, however. Also, I tend to write with whatever I pick up, so the info that only certain pens work well is much appreciated.

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    1. I am glad you read the review prior to buying Moleskine Notebooks. The feathering is an issue. If the Ink is dense, the writing gets imprinted on the back side of the page. Which I completely dislike! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


      1. Oh, he wrote backwards (so you could only read it with a mirror) to hide his work. So it probably looked like the reverse side of the Moleskin bleed-through!


  2. Hi Arpita! Ironically, I need ruled pages otherwise my writing is all over the place. I tend not to be a “rule” follower in general though. I also don’t doodle much which I think is odd given that I lean toward the creative side. Your post has encouraged some self-reflection in my case. Great review! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 xo Whitney


    1. I like using the iphone for notes too, its the fastest & easiest method. But I do maintain To Do notebooks! I love the satisfaction I get from ticking off the things from the list once its done! Its silly, but I love it 🙂

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  3. It’s a lovely review and it looks like a beautiful notebook. You have addressed many aspects very well and kept your stance as that of an observer which is a must for a neutral review 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with us. I have shared it on the social media 🙂

    Love and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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