I've been waiting for this notebook to come out for weeks! It's the new Limited Edition Moleskine Hobbit notebook, this time in a cool-looking box:
The notebook itself is cloth-bound, which is new and different for Moleskine. I like it.
Unlike previous incarnations of the Moleskine Hobbit notebooks, this one does not come in other sizes or permutations. It is the large size (5 by 8 1/4 inches), lined only.
I won't show you all the surprises inside the box and notebook, but here are some glimpses.
There are custom endpapers inside the front and back of the notebook. Here is the In Case Of Loss first page:
Inside there are 15 pages with illustrations and quotes from The Hobbit. I won't show them all, here is just one:
Inside the back pocket is Thror's map, which you can hold up to the light to see the Moon Runes.
This notebook has 321 lined pages, plus the 15 pages of illustrations and quotes resulting in a total of 336 pages. This makes it slightly thicker than the usual Moleskine notebook with 240 pages (shown in yellow below for comparison). The higher page count is good for those of us who go through notebooks fairly quickly.
The other usual Moleskine features are here: acid-free paper, elastic closure, placemarker (a nice red ribbon in this notebook).
This notebook is sure to please any Tolkien fan.
At the time when I ordered this notebook it wasn't yet available on the Moleskine website so I ordered it from Amazon UK. I have no affiliation with Moleskine or Amazon, I'm just excited about this notebook!