The notebook favored by by Van Gogh, Hemingway, Matisse and Chatwin is back, now manufactured by Modo & Modo in Italy. The elegant Moleskine journal, a simple rectangle, is bound in black "oilcloth", its pages held in place with a handy elastic band. This is a larger 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 book with 240 ruled pages. The acid-free paper is thread bound to handle wear and tear. With an expandable note holder inside.