I recently added a new batch of our handmade recycled blank books made from discarded library books to our inventory. Most of the old library books that I use have a library binding made from buckram cloth. Buckram is a stiff cloth usually made from cotton or linen and is very durable. Library buckram bindings are often bright colors and patterns.
Check out these beauties:
One of the great things about using a recycled book as your journal is it comes with an inspiring title - how about Within the Circle, Poems of Faith and Doubt, or Paradoxes of Order?