For a fairly straight-forward readers Bible it is fantastic. This edition has a very clear double-column page-layout. (It reminds me a bit of HarperOne's NRSVs to be honest.) Since this is meant to be primarily a readers bible, I believe most of you will find that it succeeds in accomplishing that goal. Bolded paragraph headings and line-matching makes it a easy to read from in most any setting and light. The paper is a bright white, not cream colored. The NLT-CE is sewn and includes a ribbon marker. The hardcover is sturdy, and combined with the sewn binding, should last a long time. It might also make a good candidate for a rebinding project. Overall, a very nice product that is simply, yet beautifully made.
At the bottom of each page you will find textual notes, most often indicating a more literal rendering of the Hebrew or Greek. In addition, you will find in the New Testament direct cross-references when the Old Testament is cited. There are a few references found in the Old Testament as well. All notes are indicated in the text by an asterisk.
Each book comes with an introduction, outline, and a short blurb about themes, purpose, authorship, and date of composition. These are short, but helpful. This is not intended to be a study bible, yet the introductions are very good and informative for the relative small size of them.
So, once again, I encourage you to got pick this edition up. My edition is nicely made and a joy to read from.