….tock up on the old books. Liz Steel wrote a lengthy review of her comparisons of the old and new Moleskine watercolor sketchbook. I have read other reviews that have the opinion that the new paper is not an improvement.
Moleskine is not my favorite sketchbook. If I want to use that format (about 8’x5′, hard-bound, landscape orientation), I use the Pentalic Aqua. But I do use the Moleskine pocket watercolor book as my every-day-carry in my purse sized kit.
I’ve not yet seen the new books for sale here. But since I’d heard of this problem, I bought out the local Aaron Brothers stock of the pocket book when they had a 50% off sale that included the Moleskine.