I have been looking for some journal covers for quite some time. These are timeless. I am currently using a standard $1 composition notebook inside, because I like the ‘flop’ of the leather. I bought one for me, but I liked it so much, I bought two more colors (each one has a specific use). Then when thinking about Christmas gifts for my office mates, I decided to get six more. They are going to love them. These are well made, timeless/rustic, & I feel they will only get better year after year. I would not hesitate purchasing from these folks in the future.