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Vintage book hand purses

There is nothing more exciting than showing off your hand book purse at a special occasion such as a night out on the town, shopping or simply visiting an old friend. These vintage books were chosen to become hand purses because of their smaller size but ability to hold those important items like your wallet, car keys and cell phone. You can choose from many different styles of handles, such as wood, beaded, wire, plastic or bamboo. The cover is every bit as important as the handle choice as carrying a hand purse is much more visible than a shoulder bag. The handles are permanent and cannot be removed from the book purse, so make sure you love the handle as much as the book purse.

It is important to remember that these vintage book purses are old and in as-found condition. I clean, repair and preserve the book covers but some have minor wear and tear that will still be visible. All book spines have been triple-reinforced with archival linen book tape, and new book board has been added for longevity. Leather has been waterproofed, fabric covers have been treated with Scotchgard® and paper litho boards have been triple-coated to prevent water damage. All vintage book purses come with a vintage button as a simple loop closure. Each book purse has either one or two interior pockets for credit cards and drivers license or identity card, depending on the size of the book. I designed your vintage book purse so that the fabric lining holds all the weight distribution, thus enabling you to fill and really use your book purse.

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