Originally these books were produced by small French bookbinders who supplied the Parisian stationery shops frequented by the international avant-garde. However, in 1986, the last manufacturers of Moleskine, a family operation in Tours, closed and Moleskines were gone-but not forgotten. As a result of their previous popularity and demand they did return. In 1998, a small Milanese publisher brought these books back for writer, artist, travelers and all free-thinkers around the globe. Now Wingdoodle is excited to be able to carry this line of superior quality books that can be used for everything from watercolors to just simple note taking. We have 9 different styles to choose from and they make a great gift for any occasion.