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This Book Purse is made from a lovely old Webster's Dictionary. This red cover is iconic for word nerds, you probably have an old copy tucked away on your shelf. The red book cloth is faded and worn, but still has that tactile nubby feel, and the gold embossed title in the circle is still bright. This cover is instantly recognizable as a classic dictionary, and will definitely get you noticed when you head back to school. Or, if you long for school days past, what a great treasure to remind you of classrooms and chalk!

The interior of the purse is fully lined with a 100% cotton fabric, with a speckled gray background, and small dusty red and pink polka dots. I love how the dots echo the circle on the cover, and the colors are a perfect match.

The handles are made with burgundy carved wooden beads on a gold metal frame, and the purse closes with a vintage gold metal button 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.

The dimensions are approximately 9 7/8" long, 2 5/8" wide, 7" tall, and the handles are 6" wide by 4" tall. The longer the book, the wider the purse, so this one is a nice size for carrying your wallet, cell phone, lipstick, and other necessary items for a fun night out.

Bibliophiles, don't fret! Most 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! Email me at cphillips [!at] rebound-designs.com or contact me through http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=5042309&subject=Custom+Item+RequestEtsy:

Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary Book Purse made from recycled vintage text book