You pick it up from its crate and pull the elastic holding it closed. The leather is thick and sturdy with a good weight, and you're sure that with proper care it will become more flexible with time. The black elastic commonly used for binding and closing this particular type of notebook is also surprisingly strong and cord-like, and you get the idea the maker was very choosy about her materials.
It looks to be about the same size as a brand-name Midori Traveler's Notebook, but thicker to accomodate more pages.
This particular item has a card displayed nearby. You pick it up and read. 'Our Traveler's Notebooks are strung up to hold up to 4 inserts for ultimate customization. Comes with 15 sheets of paper per elastic for a total of 240 pages of fine Mohawk sketch paper to start you out right! Care for your Dori as you would any natural leather item. Avoid water and other moisture. Embrace scuffs and scratches.'
You start digging through the crate and see the options that are currently available. Bardsong Blue, Druid Grove Green, Sorceress Rose Purple, Wizard's Robe Mahogany, and Ranger's Coat Brown have all recently been made, and look as through they'll ship fairly quickly. Other colors will need to be preordered.