I made this new sketchbook with an old hardback book titled "pastoral" and filled it with Arches 90lb. HP and some CP paper. I find alot of discarded hardbacks at the local library. I'm looking for one with the initials "df" embossed in the front cover. It is very difficult to cut up a book and recycle the pages. I feel bad for the author, but at least I'm putting the cover to some good use.