Mighty Red Pen

March 22, 2010

Style: It’s in the bag

Filed under: Grammar goddess,Lit review — mighty red pen @ 7:08 pm
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Rebounddesigns (“a second chance for well-loved books”) is putting the style in The Chicago Manual of Style:

No kidding. It’s a purse. Custom made from the cover of an actual volume of CMS. Designer Caitlin Phillips writes, “While textbooks have always been among my favorite books to transform into purses, I get a particular kick out of this one, from the double entendre of “style.” Not just for grammar, now it’s fashion!”

There’s a Pride and Prejudice purse, a Stuart Little purse, and The Two Towers (paperback edition, with all the charming creases you’d expect to find if you had unearthed this copy yourself at your local used bookstore) wallet. Not for the faint of heart (both in terms of size or it’s $250 price tag) is The New Webster Encylopediac Dictionary of the English Language Including a Dictionary of Synonyms and Twelve Supplementary Reference Sections:

According to the website, most of these purses and wallets (she also makes pins with naughty copy clipped from old romance novels) from are made from books that were damaged or totherwise discarded. She even offers to custom make purses from your favorite old book!



  1. She’s awesome. I had her make a purse from a Winnie the Pooh book a couple of years ago as a Christmas gift for my sister. I got to pick out the fabrics and the handle, and in the end it was perfect!http://tundragirl.blogspot.com/2008/12/happy-new-year.html

    Comment by Michelle — March 23, 2010 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  2. This is just about the coolest thing I’ve seen all week.

    Comment by Natalia M. Sylvester — March 23, 2010 @ 11:51 am | Reply

  3. LOL! I love it! What a great idea! Like the Pooh book too, Michelle. Fun!

    Comment by writesprite — March 24, 2010 @ 11:44 am | Reply

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