Bags For Bookworms: 10 Purses, Totes, And More To Carry Your Books In

You love books and sometimes you have to leave the house. So of course, you need a book bag. These 10 book-inspired handbags are the perfect solution! And if you caught my last post about bookish nail art, they’re also the perfect accessory to accompany your new literary manicure.


1. Edgar Allan Poe Recycled Book Purse

Etsy seller, NovelCreations, doesn’t just sell purses inspired by books, she creates them out of books. These clever bags are made out of leather bound editions of recycled books, like this copy of The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.


Source: Etsy

2. Black Beauty Vintage Book Purse

Here’s another example of a literal book bag created by Kathleen Scranton, an artist on a mission to save vintage books by turning them into purses. Best of all, no books are harmed in the making of her products. Once she has removed the pages of the book to create a unique handbag, she uses the book’s dust jacket to re-bind it. So you can wear Black Beauty and read it too!


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3. “One Can Never Have Too Many Books” Tote Bag

This tote bag proudly exclaims what all book lovers know to be true and, since it is true, sometimes you need a good sized bag to carry your recent book finds. You can find it at Zazzle.

SOURCE: Zazzle

Source: Zazzle

4. The Gingerbread Man Purse

This adorable shoulder purse comes from The Literary Gift Company. It features characters from the childhood favorite, The Gingerbread Man, and the well-known quote, “You can’t catch me!”

5. Pride and Prejudice Leather Book Purse

For the chic Jane Austen fan, this gorgeous leather purse is designed to look like a copy of Pride and Prejudice. Its larger size is an additional bonus, since it means you can carry more books! It’s a creation of Etsy seller, krukrustudio.


Source: Etsy

6. The Little Prince Tote Bag

Litographs takes the text from some of the most beloved books in literature and produces designs with the words themselves. This charming tote bag tells the story, both in picture and words, of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.


Source: Litographs

7. BookBook iPad Cover

There are many reasons to love your iPad, but for us bookworms, the ease of carrying around our own personal libraries in one compact mobile device has to be at the top of the list. You can protect your iPad and display your love of literature with this BookBook by twelvesouth.


Source: Twelve South

8. Library Card Zipped Pouch

Remember when a trip to the library included watching the librarian stamp your due date on a card inside the book’s jacket? Indulge in some bookish nostalgia with this library card pouch from The Literary Gift Company.

9. Cat Tails Tote Bag

If there’s nothing you enjoy more than curling up with a good book and a feline reading companion, this is the bag for you. The slumbering kitties look so comfortable snuggling among the books! You can buy this bag on Amazon.


Source: Amazon

10. Sherlock Holmes Literary Tote

“I am a brain. The rest of me is pure appendix,” says Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved Sherlock Holmes. This literary tote bearing the quote and a silhouette of the brainy detective is perfect for readers of mystery fiction. You can find it at Fireworks.


Source: Fireworks

Which literary bag do you like best?

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