NovelCreations

Book Purses, Book Clutches and Book Cover Handbags

Texas, United States · 9531 Sales

NovelCreations

Book Purses, Book Clutches and Book Cover Handbags

Texas, United States 9531 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2346)
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Karen

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Announcement   Repurposed Book Purses and Book Clutches by Novel Creations.
A New Chapter In Purses

I handcraft these unique purses from actual hardback books and leather-bound books. These recycled book cover handbags make for a special bookish gift idea, or the most eye-catching pocketbook you will own. A literary chic style that book lovers adore!

Book-loving Brides, writers, and bibliophiles enjoy a wonderful way to show off their great taste in books and literature and lets you enjoy a piece of your favorite books and poetry as you go about your day.

You can learn more about me and my shop in my about page: http://etsy.me/1T5x4Dx

I recycle the inside pages but if for any reason you should want them as part of your purchase, simply select the ‘inside pages ’ order option.

Feel free to check out our POLICIES before completing a purchase as this ensures a fairytale ending for both of us! http://etsy.me/1PpJlfk

Have more questions? I would love to hear from you at Novel.Creations [!at] yahoo.com

Novel Creations ☆ Since 2008 ☆ A New Chapter in Purses
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Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Repurposed Book Purses and Book Clutches by Novel Creations.
A New Chapter In Purses

I handcraft these unique purses from actual hardback books and leather-bound books. These recycled book cover handbags make for a special bookish gift idea, or the most eye-catching pocketbook you will own. A literary chic style that book lovers adore!

Book-loving Brides, writers, and bibliophiles enjoy a wonderful way to show off their great taste in books and literature and lets you enjoy a piece of your favorite books and poetry as you go about your day.

You can learn more about me and my shop in my about page: http://etsy.me/1T5x4Dx

I recycle the inside pages but if for any reason you should want them as part of your purchase, simply select the ‘inside pages ’ order option.

Feel free to check out our POLICIES before completing a purchase as this ensures a fairytale ending for both of us! http://etsy.me/1PpJlfk

Have more questions? I would love to hear from you at Novel.Creations [!at] yahoo.com

Novel Creations ☆ Since 2008 ☆ A New Chapter in Purses
www.etsy.com/shop/novelcreations


Follow me - https://twitter.com/NovelCreations
Like me - http://www.facebook.com/novelcreationsonetsy
Tumble with me - http://novelcreationsonetsy.tumblr.com
Pin with me - https://www.pinterest.com/novelcreations/

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Karen

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2346)
Rachel Griffin

Rachel Griffin on Jul 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is beautifully made and a joy to use. I have had so many compliments so far. Very pleased.

goliath149

goliath149 on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful purse! Came wrapped in gorgeous , creative packaging. I closed up the box and wrapped it as is-It was that great!!! I am SO happy with this purchase and would HIGHLY recommend. Seller was informative and correspondence was quick. She completed and mailed out item in time for birthday-I REALLY appreciate her care and concern and will be ordering again!!!!!!!!

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Updates

To Kill A Mockingbird
The zipper coin purse is a perfect add on !!
Fantastic collection for Night Circus!
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About

Welcome to Novel Creations! My name is Karen and I am happy you stopped by.

Working for a used book store, I would bring home the books they wanted to throw away. I just could not see them taking a dive in the dumpster. Eventually, I had to come up with an idea to recycle them.

I found directions on how-to-make-your-own book purse and I knew that was it.

Well, following those directions, I ended up making a HORRIBLE book purse. Nothing like the photo that was shown. After many mishaps and lots of improvements, I was able to make a book purse and good enough that someone wanted to buy!

Working my business full-time has allowed me to meet so many interesting and fun people. For me, being creative comes from loving what I am doing. And I am thankful for it everyday.

My book purses have been showcased numerous times on BuzzFeed, Geek.com,
Chicago Times, L.A. Times and Horror Finds.

Various authors have honored me with creating book purses from their own books including
Paula Deen
Erin Morgenstern- Night Circus
Charlotte J, granddaughter of Madeleine L'Engle - Wrinkle In Time
Anne Rice
Producer from Talking Dead

I am a cottage business operating in my workroom during most of the day, unless I am running errands, searching the shelves at used bookstores or gathering supplies. I work from when I wake up, to when I go to bed - and have found that emails or convo's through my Etsy shop are the most efficient manner to communicate - from my workroom, the kitchen, or on the go. I can reply to your question within 24 business hours.

My promise is to provide you the best quality product at a fair price. I am proud to be a part of the handcrafted community.

My mission is to recycled, reuse and repurpose as many unwanted books and bring them a new life.

I have had the privilege of being an original seller who introduced book purses to Etsy. My creation of the popular Twilight Book Purses continues to be my favorite!

I love my Gloria Swanson Logo and here is more information about her:
♥♥♥ "Gloria Swanson in Turban" ♥♥♥
Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. This fabulous profile shot of Ms. Swanson was taken by renowned photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston.

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  • Karen

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    Being a one-woman shop, I wear all the hats in my little business from sewing to social media to shipping dept. I want your purse to be just as special as my own.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 17, 2016
Hi ! Thank you for visiting Novel Creations!
My specialty : Purses and handbags handcrafted from books ! Welcome ! So glad you found me ! Browse my bookshelves for hardback books and leather-bound books that are repurposed into a novel gift idea. Great for the book lover in your life. Ask me about handcrafting a custom book purse or book purse clutch from a favorite book.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I currently accept payments using PayPal and credit cards processed through Etsy. You can pay with your credit card through PayPal, too.

SALES TAX
We are required by law to collect sales tax from customers in Texas. Etsy’s system will determine the correct sales tax rate based on your zip code.
Shipping
With the choices that I offer, I handcraft your purse when you place your order.
Shipping times vary but they are usually between 3-4 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 !

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GUARANTEE DELIVERY
If you are concerned about delivery to your address and would like to add additional insurance or sign upon delivery confirmation, please contact me and I will upgrade your shipping accordingly.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS OPTIONS:
Doesn't include assembly or processing time.

< PRIORITY MAIL > with tracking, custom fees paid, and priority delivery,
VAT fees may appy

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

Some countries will not allow a claim to be filed for lost, stolen or damaged items.

VAT or additional Custom Fees:
Some countries may apply additional custom fees and possibly a VAT fee. These fees are not included in your shipping costs and will be required to receive your package. Novel Creations is not responsible for any VAT (value added tax) by Customs on overseas shipping. This may occur in some countries.

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US SHIPMENTS: I use US Postal Service and ship with tracking confirmation.
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OTHER DELIVERY METHODS :
Fed Ex and UPS are also available.
Refunds and Exchanges
BOOK PURSES:
Please contact me right away if you have any problems with an item you receive from Novel Creations. I offer refunds / exchanges within 1 week of arrival to you (except custom orders. See details below). Repairs within 30 days of arrival to you.

Your satisfaction is very important to me. I know that when ordering online, it may not be exactly the size or detail that you expected, and I totally understand this. Let's work together to create what you want, exchange an item or issue a refund. When returning your item, ship with tracking and delivery confirmation. Without this, I will not be able to issue a full refund.

If you requested Express shipping with USPS or Fed Ex, refunded shipping costs will be at First Class and ground prices only.

Many of the books are "loved" and will have some wear. I strive to purchase the best quality. Sometimes "gently used" books have such great character.

Inside Book Pages are not returnable once they are shipped.

CUSTOM ORDER TERMS:
Contact me regarding refunds for custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
DELIVERY :
Please understand that I don't work for the US Postal Service, and I can not be held responsible for the actions of the US Postal Service or any post overseas. We all ship at our own risks. Once I mail the package, sadly I have no control over when it will be delivered.

NON DELIVERY (Lost) :
A claim will asked to be filed so it can be researched with the post office.

DAMAGES :
It is very rare that I have had any problems with damaged shipments. { knock on wood }. I can not responsible for items damaged by the postal services. However, I will move mountains to help you with your postal issues.

Some countries will not allow a claim to be filed for lost, stolen or damaged items.


RETURNED ITEMS (NON-DELIVERY, NOT CLAIMED) :
International orders - some areas will hold your package at the postal service if they could not catch you for delivery. I advise checking them quickly so they won't stamp it not claimed and send it back to me. ACK

My shipping labels are printed from the address listed directly from the Etsy order (not paypal).
Orders returned have the option of being resent after return shipping costs are paid via a paypal money request. Refund can be issued for the purse cost only.

If you are concerned about delivery to your address and would like to add additional insurance or sign upon delivery confirmation, please contact me and I will upgrade your shipping accordingly.

More information

Last updated on May 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

You will be able to carry your basic needs in your purse.

Average book is 9 by 6 inches. The larger the spine, the more items you can carry in your purse.

A Zipper Pocket Purse is perfect for securing small, hidden items.
Overstuffing is not recommended.

Care instructions

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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
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.

Gift wrapping and packaging

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 "

Custom and personalised orders

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.

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.

Shipping Time

With the choices that I offer, I handcraft your purse when you place your order.
Shipping times vary but they are usually between 3-4 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 !