These sketch books also make nice journals - the satin black cover is suitably hard to protect the sheets inside, and nicely textured for a comfortable grip in the artist's hand. Paper is a natural white, 67lb sheet for various media. 100 sheets per book, either hardbound or a sturdy wirebound. Priced to make volumes affordable. The Hardbound books are made in Italy, and the Wire bound version is made in the U.S.