Yesterday my pal Peter came back from the Antiquarian Bookshow in NYC. He brought back a number of interesting catalogs and refrained from any BIG expenditures on the amazing books available. But that is another story.
This post is about an exciting an affordable new Moleskine book. The city notebook. These books have all kinds of cool stuff for travelers. It’s got blank pages fro writing notes, a slew of pages of maps, street index, (a little too small to be readable for those whose age is on the higer side of 40) tabs, stickers to mark pages, and best of all reusable clear overlays to annotate the maps. They are even reusable. For erasing I suggest a Mars White plastic.
So, now I can make a travel book along with maps for some of my favorite cities.
That brings up the next point. My home city isn’t included in the published books or the planned releases for 2007. This is a bummer. Geeze Philadelphia is a huge visitor city. We get tons of tourists and have a slew of historical places to visit… great restaurants, museums… what’s the deal with us as a market. I want to note all the cool hidden places I find… note where I took images for mapping to my flickr site. I’ll be writing them an email after I post this.
I figure if I just visit the cities with books currently available it will be a good start.
Oh, They also have started a blog and you can find out more here.