This journal has a lot to offer. The cover is a combination of woven nylon and flat imitation leather with stitched edging. A pocket located on the spine holds the compact twist-action ball point pen (the barrel is silver, comes with black ink and takes a compact Cross refill). The book measures 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" (165 mm x 217 mm), has a ribbon marker and Inside the back cover is an expanding pocket. The white pages are 100 gsm acid-free paper and the lines are thin and not too far apart. Each page is also perforated to make removal a clean-cut affair!