Bought this for a friend's birthday and it arrived well wrapped in celophane and a hard cardboard cover. Her birthday isn't for another few weeks, so I can't pass on her comments, but I know she'll love it. I've got a Norman Rockwell address book myself which I've had for about 14 years and I see it's still available but has been updated with email/mobile no's. I might treat myself to the update. The pictures are brilliant; very up to date as they're vintage in style. Highly recommend both books.