A friend of a friend of mine is making the best gifts imaginable for book lovers and bibliophiles: book purses. A book conservator by training, she hunts down attractive titles…removes the (typically damaged) contents, and turns the remains into these exquisite
accessories. Here’s one for the lover of Anne of Green
…and another for fans of Somerset
She also does custom work. So, if you have a beat up copy of a favorite title you’d like converted into a beautiful, functional work of art, drop me a line at notabenebeale@gmail (dot) com, and I’ll connect you with the artist. Make sure the spine is solid. Prices range from $100-$150 (She also converts books into boxes for men: a place in which to keep their cuff-links and such).