Since about two years ago, my favorite Bible has been the ESV Daily Reading Bible (which shall hereafter be referred to as ESVDRB). Here are it's pros and cons:
Pros: great translation; good reading plan (OT once, Psalms and NT twice in a year); laid out in normal Bible order (as opposed to most one-year Bibles that are laid out by calendar date); three ribbon bookmarks to keep your place in each section of the reading plan; convenient to carry; convenient to use in personal devotions, church, and teaching.
Cons: no concordance, cross references, or really anything but the bare text (this doesn't bother me since I've got enough resources elsewhere); terrible binding that falls apart every few months and has to be hot glued.
Over the weekend I emailed Crossway Books, who publishes the ESV, and asked whether there are any plans to make the ESVDRB available in leather so that I could put away the hot glue gun. Here's the response I got:
Thank you for your interest in the ESV.
We do not have any immediate plans to publish the ESV Daily Reading Bible with a different cover. In fact, this edition will actually be going out of print. We do appreciate hearing from our customers and will note that you have mentioned that you would benefit from this particular format in a different binding.
We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance in the future.
I assume the reason the ESVDRB is going out of print is because of poor sales, which I suspect has a lot to do with a rumor that caught on about it missing dates in the margins. I went through the whole thing, and this simply isn't true. So sad.
My advice to all of you who read this is to go and order your copy of the ESVDRB while you still can, and start saving up the $100 or so it will take to have someone bind it in leather after it falls apart. That's what I'll be doing.