Mazzuoli's "Stifflexible" moleskine type notebooks

I would post a link but I'm afraid of getting caught in the de-spaminator.

These look and feel like Moleskines but the front and back cover each have two vertical grooves about half an inch and an inch from the opening. The grooves almost feel like they are hinged and they "flex".

They have the vertical elastic closure but they don't have an accordion pocket. They may have a thin manilla slip pocket that can be used as a book mark.

If you live or work in Boston try checking out the Bromfield Pen shop (on Bromfield Street) which is within walking distance of the shopping district. Usually these are about $15.00 but they have the color ones on sale for approximately $8.00.

They also have them in 2009 weekly agendas, which have the name Blumeli (sp?) on the back. Those were about $20.00.

From what I've read they stopped making them for awhile but they are back with a new look to distinguish them from Moleskine. Among other things the paper is now white and they changed the texture of the cover.

I was really tempted to buy the agenda but I didn't know how to coordinate this with my new DayRunner 2 ring zip around. It would fit inside but it would seem like overkill. I think the $1.00 "At A Glance" type calendar that I chopped up and 2 hole punched is everything I need.


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drop the link as a reply

drop the link as a reply to this message and i'll de-scrub it as soon as i can :)

i have a list of notebooks to try once i'm rich... or at least not-so-poor :)

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Several links

Stifflexible Review

Another Review with a picture of the back pocket / bookmark

This review illustrates how some pens and ink perform

Review of the original shortly after it was discontinued

A brief history, see about half way down the page
“Two built-in creases on the front and back covers allow this handsome Italian notebook to be flipped through and searched without opening it. According to legend, Giuliano Mazzuoli got the idea after finding a book from the 1700s in a Florentine library with a similar design.”


You have the freedom to use links


I checked yer acct and you are on our "notaspammer" list. This means that you should feel free to post as many links as you want, when you want. (Just... keep it clean, kay;) )

You shouldn't have to be afraid of not using links now. If, for some reason, yer links STILL get eaten... i'll hafta take this back to doug and see if we can fix spam and links some other way.


Oh how I love the Bromfield

Oh how I love the Bromfield Pen Shop! That place is majorly dangerous. I'd love to see one but I recently took a job out in the suburbs so I don't go into Boston much anymore. My husband works a few streets away so maybe I'll have him pick up one for me. Thanks for the tip!

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The link doesn't reflect the sale price

The link for an online purchase does not reflect the sale price on the color covers. I don't know if you can override that at checkout.


Ask them

It could be an in-store only deal
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Stifflexible Notebook and Agenda

Hi! I think this much better. It's a pleasure to write my notes in Mazzuoli Stifflexible. I live in Los Angeles and i buy this on e.commerce of

I love Stifflexible.

Kiss K.

Nice Journals

I picked one of these up on a recent trip to Boston at the Bromfield Pen Shop as well. I did a review of them on my site at I really like the way the cover flexes just a bit, the notebooks are a nice change of pace from your standard Moleskine.

Its a shame they are not easier to find, Bromfield has them, and you can get them direct from the manufactures site as mentioned above, but I have not seen them anywhere else.