This series of mini notebooks are beautiful and very well made. The spine hubs on the Azure series reflects old world bookbinding techniques. The side latch is extra special plus rear envelope helps to keep your little bits of paper enclosed. The color schemes are sure to please even the most particular users and add variety to your collection of journals. The paper takes most fountain pen inks nicely without feathering or bleeding. I use this small size to record inspirational quotations which I will hand down to my family. A very good value for journalists.