If you read the specifications before clicking to buy, you will already know this is a small little scratch pad type book. Journals are very expensive so I thought it would be nice to have these to be able to jot down thoughts and ideas while I am on the computer. Turns out I was right. There is never enough room on my computer desk and these are small enough for me to take notes right on the wrist rest area of my laptop. They are approximately 4X5" with a glued binding and gloss/matte cover. The paper quality is heavy and can withhold ink not bleeding through. These would also make perfect gifts for someone who likes to make mini sketches because this fits in the pocket, purse, etc...I also have an on line vintage store; (ColonelSprocket.etsy.com) and thought these would make great little gifts to send to customers as a thank you with a larger purchase since the cost of these is so minimal. I am guessing by the looks of these mini pads that since it is from Dover who prints books here in the US, that these may be made from leftover print paper scrap. If so what a great way to recycle! I love them and have already used mine a lot.