Moleskine SpA is an Italian company based in Milan, co-founded by the Italian designer Maria Sebregondi.Moleskine production includes notebooks, planners, diaries, sketchbooks, and albums. Since 2011, products have also included other objects connected to reading, traveling and writing, including bags, reading glasses, pens, pencils, cases for digital devices, booklights and reading stands. Moleskine notebooks are typically bound in coated paper cardboard, with an elastic band to hold the notebook closed, a sewn spine that allows it to lie flat when opened, ivory-coloured paper, rounded corners, a ribbon bookmark and an expandable pocket inside the rear cover, packed in a paper banderole.
The company has registered subsidiaries in France, Germany, UK, Singapore, China, USA and Hong Kong.
The name Moleskine does not have an official pronunciation. The company claims it is a “brand name with undefined national identity”. The Italian pronunciation is [mɔleˈskiːne].