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Where to Find the World's First (and Only) Store Devoted to Moleskine Notebooks

April 26, 2011 at 4:25 PM | by | ()

We bet New York, San Francisco and Paris are quite jealous of Shanghai right now. Why? Because earlier this month, the world's first standalone Moleskine notebook store opened in the city's Xintiandi Style Mall. Shanghaiist kindly reminds us that Moleskines are "supposedly the notebook of choice for Oscar Wilde, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Henri Matisse," but we know them to be equally beloved by contemporary travel writers and creatives as a stylish physical alternative to tapping away on a laptop all the time.

The small store is Shop 147 at the Xintiandi Style Mall, 245 Madang Lu. It boasts all of the special black-covered editions, including "specially-formatted journals for every interest under the sun: travel, style, cat, dog, food, wellness, wine, film, baby, as well as the limited edition Snoopy and Le Petit Prince." We bet that means they carry every city of the increasingly hard-to-find Moleskine CityGuide variety, a notebook we named one of 2010's Best Travel Notebooks.

Who's down for a little shopping trip to Shanghai? You may be able to order the basic Moleskines from Amazon and the like, but sometimes you just need to get in a real bookstore and buy a stack of them. It just feels better.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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