The Moleskine notebook comes with an elastic band to hold the cover closed. I added a small velcro patch to hold the in place when the cover is open.
I love it. It provides protection and it is much easier to hold than the Amazon cover--the front folds over the back. It is quite comfortable this way: this is the classic "reporter" style notebook for taking notes when holding the book.
If you haven't seen this Moleskine notebook, there is a picture on
the Moleskine site at http://www.moleskines.com/moleskine-repor