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"Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her,
with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast,..."
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Share your love of books and classic literature with
a repurposed book turned into a book purse.

The book pages are removed, a lining is added
and an occasional book cover handbag is created.

An silver filigree button with elastic strap will hold all
your things nice and snug inside your purse.

I have used a Black cotton fabric for
the lining to showcase the striking black and red accents.

A pocket is included to hold smaller items.

This is a smaller type book purse that
measures 8 inches in length, 5 inches height, with
a 1 inch bottom for your goodies.
Even better as a clutch !

Photos in same order as here and in drop down menu
1) Smaller Black Wooden Handle
2) Longer Shoulder Length Handles made from tightly woven black fabric
3) Antique Wooden Handle
4) Messenger Style to carry across your body, 22 inch drop
5) No Handle - make into a clutch
6) Removable Chain - your choice Silver or Nickel

>> You can choose ADD ONs <<
Book Corners : http://etsy.me/1xish5F
Zipper Purse Pocket : http://etsy.me/1o6xq9U

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Looking for a matching literature jewelry to go with your new book purse?
CS Literary Jewelry on Etsy has a beautiful matching
Use the coupon code: NOVELCREATIONS to save 10% on this

Baublesbeadsncharms on Etsy : http://etsy.me/1hKLuIO

~~~~~~~ SHIPPING TIME FRAME ~~~~~~~~
My goal is to ship your item as fast as possible.
It may take up to 1 to 2 business weeks to send the tracking info to you.
NEED YOUR ITEM BY A CERTAIN TIME? Just let me know so I can
see if I can help you out with shipping sooner.


Please allow assembly time to these shipping dates!

< PRIORITY MAIL > with tracking, custom fees paid, up to 2 weeks delivery. VAT fees may apply.

< FIRST CLASS > with tracking, extra fees may apply, up to 6 weeks delivery

I use US Postal Service and ship with tracking confirmation.

Frequently asked questions about NovelCreations

Being an actual book, taking the same care as you would your favorite book is the best.
Purses that are covered with a clear book cover can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth. They are not water-proof.
Avoid extreme temperatures.

I select quality products to assemble my purses. Metal items, zippers, and buttons are part of these purses. These items can become dislodged or may have sharp edges. When ordering, you are agreeing to utilize these items at your own discretion and risk. Thank you for understanding my need to post this disclaimer.
I can add a note to your order for gifts. Let me know in the "Notes to Seller" upon checkout.

If you will need an item by a particular date, leave me a message in "Notes to Seller "
I love custom orders!

You have the option of sending me your favorite book or I will obtain it for you.

Final approval for your custom order by setting up a custom listing on my site with mock photos of your handle and button choices. You will be able to review, make your selections and place your order.

Payment for custom items signifies your approval of custom item to be produced and shipped.

**** Discount Coupons and codes are not able to be applied to custom orders *****

Be aware : obtaining your favorite book for a custom order will take extra time beyond my usual 3-4 business weeks to have ready to ship. Please adjust your need by date to reflect these extra times.
With the choices that I offer, I handcraft your purse when you place your order.
Shipping times vary but they are usually between 1-2 business weeks, however this is approximate.

Need by a certain date?
Leave me a message in "Notes to Seller " and I will see about helping you out with quicker shipping.

Thank you so much for ordering from my little shop !
Sale information are posted on my Facebook page

I also offer discounts on a single, quantity order. Can not be combined with other discounts. Use these codes at checkout.
3 or more purses, 10% off : PURSE3ORMORE
6 or more purses, 15% off : 6ORMORE
10 or more purses, 25% off : 10ORMORE

**** Discount Coupons and codes are not able to be applied to custom orders *****

Looking for the perfect matching literary jewelry to go with your new book purse ? Use the coupon code NOVELCREATIONS to save 10% on gorgeous Literary Jewelry from CS Literary Jewelry on Etsy.

The Scarlet Letter Book Purse - Leather bound Recycled Book Clutch - Nathaniel Hawthorne Book Cover Handbag - English Teacher Gift


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  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Black
  • Secondary color: Red
  • Holiday: Independence Day
  • Occasion: Birthday
  • Materials: leatherbound book, cotton fabric, elastic strap, silver button, cotton ribbon, Handle
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 2763 reviews
  • Favorited by: 753 people

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