It is made to carry the Bible with the binding at the bottom rather than putting the pressure on the seams. It is attractive and fits my large Bible very well. It even has a place for pictures of people dear to your heart. I have given this identical Bible cover to a friend who loves it.
I like this bible cover very much except that it was not roomy enough for me. My study bible just fits, some room for pens and I would like to have a little more room for note pads, etc. Other than that, good quality, fashionable, durable and I would recomend.