Book Sleeves

I just wanted to take a hot minute to share something with everyone. It’s becoming more and more popular every month and I’ve even seen the big book chains start to sell them.

Book Sleeves!

I’m personally not a fan of the ones sold at Indigo (they’re a bit flimsy and don’t usually have an envelope flap to keep the top of the book from getting wrecked.

But I love carrying my current read in my gigantic purse, so I always have one with me wherever I go. But as I’ve mentioned, I’m a crazy person when it comes to the “unread” look for my books. (I like to read a book but not ruin it in any way, so that it looks brand new and never actually read.) So books sleeves are the absolute best way to achieve homeostasis between the need to carry books in my bag, and my pathological desire to keep them perfect.

Like I said, I’m not a huge fan of the ones I’ve seen in book stores. I’m particularly loyal to a specific Etsy store: Fabric BoundI’ve bought two sleeves from this store already (obviously the Harry Potter ones) and I’m blown away by their quality. I always add the “envelope” closure to whichever sleeve I choose (a little extra money, but worth it to me, since it means the top of the book is protected too) and I’ve been beyond pleased with the ones I own! They’re lined nice and thick, and the stitching is perfect. They’re so well made and gorgeous.

I have two on the go right now (for those days you need to take two books with you because you’re almost done the first one and don’t want to be stuck without your next book on you). I get the large size, and I find it fits most books. There are some (like the Twilight series, and the After series that are much thicker books) that don’t fit perfectly because of book size. But I can always manage to get it in the sleeve – closing it is a bit of a challenge.

I cannot recommend these enough. And there are so many different ones to choose from, which is always an added bonus. So, if you’re in the market for a book sleeve check out Etsy (support small businesses!) I can only attest to this shop’s quality, though, since I bought my first one there and keep going back for more, since I had a pleasant experience with the shop owner and the quality really was worth the money! I just wanted to take a second to give this shop a shout out and to share it with everyone.

Below are a side by side comparison of my first purchase (which is a little used looking, but considering the beating it takes, it’s pretty impressive nonetheless.) And beside it is the second one I ordered, which I haven’t used too often, since the first one is my go to and I only pull out the second one if I need to carry an extra book in my bag. So the first photo is one that has been well loved, and the second is a barely used one. I just wanted to show ya’ll how impressively these babies hold up!

Five Star recommendation!

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