Vintage book hand purses

From $195

These beautiful vintage books were chosen to become handheld book purses because of their size, durability, and attractive covers. Choose from your favorite author, artist-illustrated cover, or Art Nouveau design.  Size, color, and style of handle all come into play when you want to use your handheld book bag. You can decide if you want an evening bag, an everyday bag, or a briefcase-sized handheld book purse by how you plan on using it. The choice is yours

Popular Choices

  • When We Were Very Young Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • Tom Swift and His Gaint Robot Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $155.00
  • The Star Wars Trilogy Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Trixie Belden & The Mystery on The Mississippi Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • Pride and Prejudice Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $175.00
  • The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore Hand Purse

    $155.00
  • The Emerald City of Oz Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • The Star Wars Trilogy Leia Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Strike at Shane's, A Prize Story Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • Tarzan of the Apes Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • A Dog of Flanders Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • The Lay of The Last Minstrel Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $175.00
  • When We Were Very Young Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • Tom Swift and His Gaint Robot Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $155.00
  • The Star Wars Trilogy Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • The Great Gatsby Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • The Star Wars Trilogy Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • The Star Wars Trilogy Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • From Julia Child's Kitchen Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $175.00
  • The Encyclopedia of Health - Vol IV Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Classics Works Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Peter Pan Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $175.00
  • The House at Pooh Corner Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • Wicked and Son of a Witch Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Through The Looking Glass Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • Treasure Island Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • Jane Austen Seven Novels Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Lassie Come Home Hand Purse

    $165.00
  • L'Arbe Au Grand Coeur Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Five Little Peppers in The Little Brown House Hand Purse

    $155.00
  • Ernest Hemingway - Four Novels Hand Purse

    $195.00
  • Jane Eyre Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $175.00
  • Through The Looking Glass Vintage Book Hand Purse

    $165.00

A Note From Kathleen

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 licenses, depending on the size of the book.  I designed your vintage book purse so that the fabric lining holds all the weight distribution, so you really can use your book purse.

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