Remember when Moleskines were made in Itay and didn't suck?
well they moved to China a few years ago and now they do
their spines are fragile and do not hold up to any use at all.

The method to fixing a broken spine on a Moleskine
is exactly the same as fixing one any sort of book where the spine is 'hollow' and not attached to the cover.

I use this one a lot so i had to blur out some words. sorry

You will need:
white glue
paintbrush or q-tip to apply glue
small piece of thick paper stock 
rubber band

Step 1: Make a Tube

Use some tough paper to make a tube.

if you use single thickness computer printer paper you will have to do this again fairly soon.
You can use cardstock but it is harder to work with and can be frustrating.
Personally  for this example i grabbed an envelope
it is basically double thick computer paper but it made a quick job of it.

Measure the paper to size of the spine.
folding it into the spine you will get the correct thickness as well as length.

FOLD the paper in thirds and GLUE it.
you want to end up with a flattened STRAW
if you find a paper straw the right size you are in luck.

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