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Inspired by my “Weekly Readers” book club tote that served as my bag for many years, this small tote is perfect for a few essentials and will leave you unburdened, especially if you are the type who loathes a weighty carryall. Perfect for books, iPads, e-readers, &c.

Constructed waxed canvas originated in the sailing industry in Scotland in the 1920s and became widely used in sportswear and apparel because of its waterproofing abilities and superb durability.

- 15 oz. waxed duck canvas (19 oz. with wax)
- Leather handles from deadstock to well-worn WWII gunsling
- Vintage fabric pocket lining varies from bag to bag
- Brass rivets
- Fits most iPads and other tablets
- 1 exterior pocket
- 5 canvas colours available
- Minimally packaged with a letterpressed tag and string


Approximately 9 oz.


Inches: 11″ tall by 10.5″ wide
Metric: 27.9 cm tall by 26.7 cm wide

Shoulder Strap:
Inches: Approximately 21″ long, 10″ handle drop
Metric: Approximately 53.5 cm long, 25.5 cm handle drop

External Pocket:
Inches: 7.5″ wide by 5.5″ tall
Metric: 19 cm wide by 14 cm tall

Also available in:
Coal: www.etsy.com/listing/102725551
Moss: www.etsy.com/listing/192704439
Slate: www.etsy.com/listing/91484567
Spice: www.etsy.com/listing/117254982

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The Reader in Spice, Waxed Canvas Tote Bag, Shoulder Bag, Handbag, Purse, Waxed Canvas Book Bag, Small bag, Minimal, Simple Tote, Leather



  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Brown
  • Secondary color: Black
  • Holiday: Valentine's Day
  • Occasion: Back to school
  • Materials: waxed canvas, antique leather, brass, cotton, love
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 3242 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1025 people