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Screen-printed, unbleached cotton tote bag, approx. 15" x 16" with 25" inch handles. All my screens are hand-painted and then hand-printed. The hand-painting gives them a grungy but still incredibly graphic quality. Each bag is slightly different from the others (and slightly different from the one pictured) making each one a unique gift.

This is the first of two Ode to Salinger bags. The phrase comes from 'Nine Stories,' his collection of short stories. One of my favorites of the collection is 'For Esmé – with Love and Squalor'. If you haven't read this one, please do and then you'll know why this phrase has such resonance. Even if you don't know or want to know this story- "love and squalor" has a great ring to it.

This tote is lightweight but very sturdy. I use one as my everyday bag, but also great for groceries, books, records, or even a lunch bag. Perfect for the Salinger fan, or lover of literature in your life. But also great for the tote collector or record shopper you need a unique gift for.

100% cotton
hand wash in cool water (not the cologne)
line dry
can be ironed

Ode to JD Salinger / Love and Squalor Tote Bag


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: screen print, silk screen, cotton tote, black ink, water based ink, non toxic ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 145 reviews
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