What will replace my Moleskine Extra Small notebook?
June 4, 2018 5:51 PM   Subscribe

Moleskine discontinued the notebook I've been using for bullet journal/GTD combo. for two years now. What can I use now?

What comes closest to the Moleskine's perfect properties?:
  • 2.5"x4"
  • pocket in back for business cards
  • elastic band to keep it closed
  • ribbon bookmark
  • blank pages
  • page count above 100
posted by derbyshire to Shopping (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Red is still available in that configuration through prime under customers also bought it looks like if you can wait for the restock (temporarily unavailable)
posted by Aranquis at 6:07 PM on June 4, 2018


Leuchtturm1917’s pocket journal satisfies all your requirements, I think, and they give you the option for completely blank pages or dot-, line- or graph-ruled pages. They do have page numbers on them, but I guess I see that as an unambiguous plus.
posted by invitapriore at 6:40 PM on June 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


Ooh, I misjudged the millimeter to inch conversion. Assuming you mean literally blank, no dots, they have a mini size that’s actually about the size of your small Moleskine.
posted by invitapriore at 6:43 PM on June 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


Lechtturm is my go-to these days. This one is 2.9"x4.1" and ticks all your other boxes.
posted by furnace.heart at 7:35 PM on June 4, 2018 [2 favorites]


Thank you!!

Metametafilter: Who's got "best answer"@invitapriore with the answer or @furnace.heart with the link?
posted by derbyshire at 5:39 AM on June 5, 2018


Metametafilter: Who's got "best answer"@invitapriore with the answer or @furnace.heart with the link?
You can mark both "best answer" if you wish.
posted by brianogilvie at 9:26 AM on June 5, 2018


Your additional bonus, derbyshire, is that the Leuchtturm1917 is better than what Moleskine uses now. I switched over to Leuchtturm1917 several years ago, when the fountain pen and ink combo I'd been using for YEARS feathered really awfully in my newest Moleskine.

No such trouble in the Leuchtturm!
posted by uberchet at 12:12 PM on June 5, 2018


Great! I marked both. Someone needs to tell StackExchange about this innovation.
posted by derbyshire at 5:01 PM on June 5, 2018


@uberchet: Using such a tiny notebook moved me off of fountain pens and on to .3mm ballpoints. They're the polar opposite: you write teeny-tiny and the ink lasts forever. I've been writing with the same cartridge of ink for over a year now.
posted by derbyshire at 5:04 PM on June 5, 2018 [1 favorite]


moved me off of fountain pens and on to .3mm ballpoints.
APOSTATE! UNCLEAN!
posted by uberchet at 11:55 AM on June 6, 2018


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