This larger sized journal is a whopping 9" by nearly 6" and holds 320 lined pages mixed with plain pages. It is difficult to tell in the photographs but I would describe this leather as rich auburn brown color and the texture has a luxurious well-worn comfy feel to it. I used the traditional long-stitch method of binding the 10 signatures to the leather itself, using black waxed linen thread. The journal or sketchbook is held together by a strap of the same leather and closed with a silver industrial looking magnetic clasp, with a line of wooden beads on each side of the strap, pulling together the entire unisex theme in this book. Whether your gift is drawing, writing or poetry, this is the perfect size book to hold everything from doodles to masterpieces. This journal would make a great Valentine's Day gift for the writer/artist in your life. Each journal comes to you wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a ribbon.