It's not actually that bulky. The covers are really thin and are made of an almost rubber material. The flaps fold back and are held together by magnets inside.
It was a really good idea from Barnes and Noble if you ask me. Perfect for working out of my e-book textbooks during class.
Im really bummed about the blemishes on my nook tablet. Nothing took them off.
That stupid Chinese case did some nasty damage, my nook was only in it for a day.