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Please note, this Book Purse will be made to order, and will take 2-3 weeks. Please read the listing carefully to make note of all custom options, and leave your choices in the comment field of your purchase to speed up the process.

This Book Purse will be made from a beautiful new edition of Charlotte Brontë's classic "Jane Eyre." I rarely use new books, but sometimes I come across one that is just too beautiful not to use. Why buy a beautiful edition of a book just to decorate your shelf, why not take it out on the town with you? If you love the Brontë sisters, Jane Eyre, and classic English literature, show the world with this gorgeous purse!

The dark gray cover is stamped with a red design of leaves, repeating on both front and back. For the lining fabric, I have a selection shown in the 5th photo. Please include your top 3 choices in the comment field, as I have a limited amount of each fabric. Currently I am out of fabrics B and D.

The dimensions are approximately 8" long, 2 3/8" wide, 5 1/2" tall, and the handles are 6" wide by 4" tall.

Your purse will be made with your choice or red acrylic or black wooden beads on a black metal handle. The purse will close with an awesome button of my choice.

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! All of my wallets and purses are made from damaged, discarded or repurposed 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! Email me at cphillips [!at] rebound-designs.com, or click here to contact me through Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=5042309&ref=pr_contact.

Custom Jane Eyre Book Purse made from recycled book


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