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Book of Other People Novel Bag - Zadie Smith - Upcycled book - Handbag made from a book

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This amazing book cover is from a collection of short stories, selected and edited by Zadie Smith. Zadie is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer who simply invited a range of authors to 'make somebody up'. As suggested by the title, the stories all focus on character with the final collection being diverse and unexpected.

This abandoned copy was discovered in the local op shop and has now been given another life as a Novel Bag. Its monochrome cover is lined with a typewriter print fabric, it has handles made from an upcycled belt covered in tiny studs and has a stunning feature button. This all comes together to create a one-of-a-kind handbag with a little gothic appeal.

With a reinforced spine and measuring 24 x 15.5 x 2.7 cm (9.44 x 6.1 x 1.06 in) it can carry your phone and a few small personal items. Its edges are protected by silver book corners and closes with a button and elasticised loop. It is a striking accessory that is sure to be a great conversation starter. It is the perfect gift for the lover of contemporary literature or for someone who loves things just a little bit 'goth'.


Upcycled Book Club is situated in Brunswick, Victoria. If you are in the area, convo me about a local pick up and avoid paying shipping costs.

“I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me.”
Zadie Smith
This amazing book cover is from a collection of short stories, selected and edited by Zadie Smith. Zadie is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer who simply invited a range of authors to 'make somebody up'. As suggested by the title, the stories all focus on character with the final collection being diverse and unexpected.

This abandoned copy was discovered in the local op shop and has now been given another life as a Novel Bag. Its monochrome cover is lined with a typewriter print fabric, it has handles made from an upcycled belt covered in tiny studs and has a stunning feature button. This all comes together to create a one-of-a-kind handbag with a little gothic appeal.

With a reinforced spine and measuring 24 x 15.5 x 2.7 cm (9.44 x 6.1 x 1.06 in) it can carry your phone and a few small personal items. Its edges are protected by silver book corners and closes with a button and elasticised loop. It is a striking accessory that is sure to be a great conversation starter. It is the perfect gift for the lover of contemporary literature or for someone who loves things just a little bit 'goth'.


Upcycled Book Club is situated in Brunswick, Victoria. If you are in the area, convo me about a local pick up and avoid paying shipping costs.

“I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me.”
Zadie Smith

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Book of Other People Novel Bag - Zadie Smith - Upcycled book - Handbag made from a book

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Upcycled book, Repurposed book, Hardcover book, Book cover, Reinforced spine, Cotton fabric lining, Decorative button, Black button, Silver findings, Silver book corners, Upcycled belt
  • Feedback: 40 reviews
  • Favorited by: 4 people
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