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  • "My sister absolutely loved her Black Beauty purse !! Thank you from both of us. Your work really is an art. I am sure I'll be in touch with you in the future."
    Mary Pat
    gift giver
  • ""Hi Lynn; My mother Janice just gave me my Shel Silverstein book-purse for my birthday this week. It took my breath away!! I still haven't gotten over it! The detailing is fabul..."
    Kathy
    gift recipient
  • "The book purse I ordered for my best friend arrived and she LOVED it!!! It was even better than I thought and the bag you made for it was extra special....She was utterly jazz..."
    Julie in Massachusetts
    repeat customer

Handbags, Clutches, E-book Holders, i-Pad Holders, and more- all made from hardcover books---

 A Great Gift! 

A Novel Idea!

          The purses I create from rescued hardcover books are definitely one-of-a-kind items, becoming very unique, personalized gifts for a book-loving and/or purse-loving person. My buyers select these special-occasion bags based on title or author or subject, or perhaps based on colors and decorative elements. There are of course classic novels, popular best-sellers, science fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, cookbooks, dog books, how-to books, self-help books, etc, etc. Some are large enough to hold e-books, tablets, or papers of all kinds. Some are sized right to carry a deck of Tarot cards, for example. In any case, these book purses promise to be attention-getting conversation-starters like none other. I take pride in my craftsmanship and artistry, promising a high-quality, beautiful, and interesting product, at reasonable prices you can afford. Custom orders are welcomed, using a favorite book title and having it styled just right for the wearer-to-be.

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Ready-to-sell or on Consignment

See my web store and photo albums on this website for the wide variety of purses I have made. You can buy ones not in web store by contacting me via this site. I am also happy to search for a book about someone's hobby or profession, etc. And I already have a large stash of books, more than shown in the album, longing for their happy reincarnation into a purse or carry bag that is just right for you! 

Places to see, touch, and buy Lynette's book purses

While there are some duplicates, I often have different purses for sale in my etsy shop. The prices and terms are the same as here. novelideabookpurses.etsy.com.  

Aside from fairs and shows, my Pittsfield, MA home is the best place to see my book purses as well as all the books I have ready to be given new life: 413-442-3529.

My book purses are also for sale at The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop, Stockbridge, MA, and the Cambridge Artists Cooperative, Cambridge, MA, http://www.cambridgeartistscoop.com/ 

Upcoming Fairs and Shows 2014 :

October 11 - 13, 2014. Paradise City at Northampton MA. http://www.paradisecityarts.com


 Commissioned works always welcomed. Two weeks notice needed during the summer and holidays, plus shipping time.

 Lynette Cornwell.  http://www.novelideabookpurses.com/.  novelideabookpurses.etsy.com.