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Moleskine Notebook Sizes Explained

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Buying a Moleskine is no longer harder than it has to be! This guide will run through the available Moleskine sizes.

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Moleskine Classic Hardcover Sizes

The Moleskine Classic (pictured at the top) is, in all likelihood, the notebook you are curious about. This is the hardcover, sewn-binding, standard model with a leather-like cover. It’s the Moleskine notebook. The popular Moleskine Classic notebook is sold in these sizes:

  • Pocket – 9 x 14 cm / 3.5 x 5.5 in
  • Medium – 11.5 x 17.5 cm / 4.5 x 6.9 in
  • Large – 13 x 21 cm / 5 x 8.25 in
  • XL – 19 x 25 cm / 7.5 x 9.75 in
  • A4 – 21 x 29.7 cm / 8.25 x 11.75 in
  • XXL – 21.59 x 27.94 cm / 8.5 x 11 in

The most popular Moleskine size is the Large (5 x 8.25 inches). This is followed by the Pocket (3.5 x 5.5 inches).

Moleskine Cahier Sizes

If you prefer a softcover notebook there are a number of sizes available as well. The most popular of the softcover, “cahier” styles notebooks is actually known as the Cahier Journal. It’s sold in the following sizes:

  • Pocket – 9 x 14 cm / 3.5 x 5.5 in
  • Large – 13 x 21 cm / 5 x 8.25 in
  • XL – 19 x 25 cm / 7.5 x 9.75 in
  • XXL – 21.59 x 27.94 cm / 8.5 x 11 in

This notebook’s full name is the Cahier Journal Softcover and it sells for about $3 each, usually in a pack of three.

The slightly upgraded Volant cahier has a nicer cover and perforated pages. It’s sold in:

  • XS – 6.5 x 10.5 cm / 2.5 x 4.25 in
  • Pocket – 9 x 14 cm / 3.5 x 5.5 in
  • Large – 13 x 21 cm / 5 x 8.25 in

The Volant will sell for about $5 each (usually in a set of three).

The Largest Moleskine

If you are in search of the largest Moleskine notebook then you should be looking for any Moleskine sold in the A3 size. A3 is a massive 29.7 x 42 cm. Moleskine sells A3 notebooks in the following styles:

  • Classic Hardcover Watercolor notebook
  • Classic Hardcover Watercolor album
  • Classic Hardcover Sketchbook
  • Classic Hardcover Sketchpad

These huge A3 Moleskine notebooks are aimed at artist uses so they have heavyweight paper and have fewer pages than a typical Moleskine, usually either 48 or 96 pages. They tend to sell from about $30 to $40.

The next largest size Moleskine is A4 and then the Moleskine XXL is just slightly smaller than A4.

The advantage of Moleskin A4 and XXL over A3 is that that you get a very large size and you can get notebook notebooks for writing. This includes the Moleskine Pro Notebook and Classic Notebook Hardcover.


What size is Moleskine’s Large notebook?

Moleskine’s Large size is 5 inches by 8.25 inches (13 x 21 centimeters). It’s not a standard paper size. The closest standard paper size to this notebook is A5. Moleskine’s Large is not an A5 notebook, but it’s pretty close. A5 is 148 x 210 mm, so the 130 x 210 mm Large is slightly shorter, but just as wide. 

What size is Moleskine’s Pocket notebook?

Moleskine’s Large size is 3.5 by 5.5 inches (9 x 14 centimeters). The closest standard paper size to this notebook is A6. 

What is a cashier journal?

It’s a common misconception that Moleskine and other companies sell “cashier” journals. What they actually sell are “cahier” journal. A cahier is a flexible cover (soft cover) notebook that is designed for notes and school work. “Cahier” simply means “notebook” when translated from French.