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This Book Purse will be made to order from a beautiful new edition of Jane Austen's classic "Sense and Sensibility." This would be a gorgeous purse for your favorite English major or teacher, librarian, Janeite, and they make wonderful gifts for birthdays, graduations, Mother's day, or bridesmaids! Because this is a custom order, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

The light blue cover is stamped with a pink floral design on both front and back, and the interior is fully lined your choice of fabric.

The dimensions are approximately 8" long, 2" wide, 5 1/2" tall, and the handles are 6" wide by 4" tall.

The handles are made with burgundy wooden beads on a silver metal frame, and the purse closes with a button of my choice and grosgrain ribbon loop. When not in use, the handles may be folded inside the purse and you can store it on a bookcase just like a real book. The Book Purses look wonderful stashed among your favorite tomes, and as you collect them, you can have an entire shelf full of purses! You can even store valuables inside them on your shelf, to keep them hidden.

There is a narrow pocket inside perfect for a slim phone or wallet, and the spine is reinforced for durability. While the purses are not fragile, and are certainly more durable than the original books they are made from, care should be taken with them. If you treat your Book Purse like you would treat a treasured old book, you will be able to enjoy it for years and years to come.

Bibliophiles, don't fret! Almost all of my wallets and purses are made from damaged or discarded books, 90% were being thrown out by libraries. All care is taken to never use valuable or rare books. Have a favorite book that is falling apart? Send it to me and I will turn it into a one of a kind purse or wallet for you! Contact me through Alchemy http://www.etsy.com/shop_alchemy.php?user_id=5042309 or email me at cphillips [!at] rebound-designs.com

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Custom Sense and Sensibility Book Purse- Purse made from Recycled Book


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: book, fabric, beads, ribbon, button
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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