Piccadilly Graph Notebooks From Borders
But what will happen now? Borders has been having financial difficulties, and as I write this, it looks like they’re in the final stages of preparing a bankruptcy filing. I wonder how much money Piccadilly is owed by Borders, and whether the company can survive having their exclusive retailer go bankrupt? If you’re a Piccadilly fan, now might be a very good time to stock up…
That’s all the motivation I needed to get my hands on a couple of these notebooks. In the past I’ve purchased them for Babby, who seem to like them quite a bit, but I hadn’t used them myself.
Ooh, if you look closely you can see my big hair and one of what I’m sure is a medium gray sweater, which I seem to amass by the millions.
From my limited use of the product I would say they are faithful approximations of the more spendy Moleskine product if one is only interested in appearance rather than both appearance and performance. Performance wise, I wasn’t that impressed with their ability to handle liquid ink, Sharpie pens or especially globby gel pens. But I chalked it up to a quality control issue rather than something inherent flaw of the product across the board. In any event, these are a great starter notebook for someone who wants the feel of a Moleskine, but isn’t ready to commit to the cost. I too wonder what will become of them if Borders eventually goes the way of Ames and Builders Emporium.