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Update for anyone who was following my quest for the perfect backpack (i.e. no one 😅):

I convinced myself that targeted marketing was the reason I so desperately desired a Fjallraven & that spending almost $80 on a bag was absurd.

So, I bought this one for much cheaper.

Li‘l backpack, get ready to be filled to the brim with books & stray bookmarks (anyone else ever end up with 5 million on the bottom of their bags?)! 🤗📚

Madamereginald Love that backpack! 2y
Stacy_31 So pretty and cheerful! 2y
LisaJo Beautiful backpack. And, yes, I end up with bookmarks in the bottom of everything. I went to one library today and came back with a dozen bookmarks, how does that happen? #BookmarkHorder 2y
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monalyisha @LisaJo I think, as a serial dog-earer, I might be using bookmarks wrong. 😂 You‘d think that‘d be hard to do but I swear they‘re always falling out of my books! Like they know that I don‘t *really* want them there & that I‘d rather be folding down the pages. 2y
Soubhiville It‘s super cute! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I put books in my bag spine side down so bookmarks don‘t fall out. But a book sleeve works even better! 2y
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly That‘s very organized & thoughtful of you! I‘m more of the “fling recklessly & with abandon” type of person. 😅 But a book sleeve might be a life-changer! I could try, anyway! 2y
Readergrrl This might be the cutest backpack I‘ve ever seen! 2y
celtichik It is adorable! 2y
AmyG It‘s way cuter than a Fjallraven. 2y
monalyisha @AmyG That‘s exactly the right thing to say! 😉🙌🏻 (Thanks.) 2y
Slajaunie Ii have never heard of a Fjallraven! 2y
Ddzmini Well I love that one 😍 2y
Clare-Dragonfly @monalyisha Use the money you saved on a backpack to get some book sleeves—really pretty ones so you‘ll want to use them! 😁 2y
shellleigh33 I love this backpack!! 2y
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly Any particular options you recommend? Also, I normally read hardcover library books. Will they fit? Do I need a different size for a paperback book? School me in your ways! 🤓 2y
Clare-Dragonfly Haha, I only have one, so I‘m hardly an expert! I‘ve seen them in various sizes, so you should have no problem getting one to fit big hardcovers. I‘d get a smaller one for paperbacks as smaller books tend to slide out of mine. @BooksTeasAndBookishThings may have more advice! 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly I have lots I would recommend ❤️ for smaller ones you can use either of these two shops: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bookbubbie https://www.etsy.com/shop/BookBifff 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings For any larger ones, I would use any of these that typically have a large option and you know they fit, especially any fandom ones because they make them with specific books in mind: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BookBestiesUK https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoryHero https://www.etsy.com/shop/HideYourSpoons 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Some others that have plenty of options for typically medium sleeves: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyBookZleeves https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoryTimeSleeve and these are always reversible: https://www.etsy.com/shop/storybookgirls 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings And my personal favourite shop still isn‘t back in business yet from their big move, but her shop is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuAlternateUniverse 2y
monalyisha Thanks @BooksTeasAndBookishThings 🤗! There are so many! Excuse me while I overthink this. 😅 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @monalyisha haha absolutely ❤️ if you look at the hashtags #BookSleeve and #BookSleeves you can see a lot of my posts about them all. Or #ProtectYourBooks I think is even more exclusively just mine so you can see them all. I have a very large collection lol 2y
monalyisha @Clare-Dragonfly @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I just bought two. Remind me to never go shopping with you guys. “Oh, you saved some money? I know how you can spend that!” 😅 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings But seriously, tag me when you get them in! I love them ❤️ 2y
monalyisha @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Will do! I got one from The Owl Bags (https://etsy.me/2JqgBwy) & one (because it was on sale) from One Story Designs (https://etsy.me/2pE6Sa8). 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I haven‘t tried either of those yet. I am still trying to get some from other Littens‘ recommendations for me to try. But my faves will pop up with new designs and I just think, “It must be mine.” 2y
monalyisha @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I love that my original problem was “my bookmark won‘t stay in my library book.” $30 later... 😝 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Two of the makers I commented actually make pockets on the sleeves to keep your bookmarks when they are not in use lol so... you know... related-ish 2y
monalyisha @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I did see some with pockets! And I saw some that were reeeaaalllyyy pretty (but, like, $30 *each*). If I end up liking these, i might have to invest. 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Lol yes, but a lot of them have reps on IG with discount codes for 10-15% off and they have sales. The key is following them there to snag them when you can 😉 2y
monalyisha @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I have much to learn. 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings You will be very addicted once you get them. They are so cute and really do prevent your books from getting bent or pages torn. ❤️ 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Received these two #BookSleeves from BookBiff and in the pictures they have a hardback of Pride and Prejudice from the B&N Signature Editions. One has snowflakes all over it which I couldn‘t resist because of our Winter recently coming into the world, and the other has words like “Cherish”, “Sweetheart”, and “Honey” all over it. Check out her store: http://etsy.me/2oUjvzd #ProtectYourBooks

Austen_Nerd wow, what a wonderful way to carry a book!!! 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Austen_Nerd Yes! Perfect for keeping pages and book corners protected in your bag! 2y
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Now that everyone has actually received these, I really want to brag on @craftshley ! She took on this project without hesitation and when I asked if she could add a vinyl initial inside each one she was willing to try even though she had never done them before. She placed a little sticker on the outside which made my life so much easier for shipping out. This was the best birthday gift My Husband gave me, & Ashley blew me away! #LitsyGoesPostalOG

Grrlbrarian Thank you SO much for this lovely gift! Adore the print and it‘s such a great bookish prezzie. Appreciate your wonderful generosity - you‘re the best! 😘 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Grrlbrarian You are so welcome! I really wanted to do something special for all of you, and this idea was just calling to me 😉 You Ladies amaze me every day with how kind and genuine you all are so I am really happy when I got the go ahead from Blake lol 2y
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Lacythebookworm You are so generous, Cal! Thank you thank you thank you! 😍📚 2y
KimM I've been using mine! 2y
BooksForEmpathy They‘re just amazing!!!!!! 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Lacythebookworm it really was nothing, it made me so very happy to be able to do it ❤️ @KimM Yay!!! I am so glad you like it 😘 @BooksForEmpathy She did such a great job! I knew she was the one to ask 😊 2y
mrsamandahood I LOVE MINE SO MUCH! 💜 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @mrsamandahood the cool thing for your family is you are all “A” names lol so really all of you can use it 2y
mrsamandahood Yes! I didn‘t even think about that! 🧐😍 2y
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Beautiful burgundy inside that really matches it, and the gold lettering looks perfect! The picture doesn‘t do it justice! She is by far my favourite sleeve maker ❤️ #BookSleeves #ProtectYourBooks

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I am in LOVE! I asked for a custom order of this #BookSleeve with a vinyl initial on the inside and it looks amazing 😍 She also made a couple of sleeves for my LGPOG Secret Santa that look so beautiful, but I want to keep those a surprise for now. I will post the inside next. Her work is always so great, and she works hard to find the pattern you want. Seriously, check her out https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuAlternateUniverse

LeahBergen That‘s beautiful 😍😍 2y
kspenmoll Absolutely gorgeous! 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @LeahBergen the colours are so bold, if only you could see them in person! 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @kspenmoll thank you! I am so excited!!! I saw a rainbow fish pattern I am sure will be my next request ❤️ 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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It is that time again. This one in it's new sleeve (that I added as a gift for the owner who will get the book back in January 2018) will be in the post Monday for my BOTNS postal book group. This 'secret' book was an amazing lyrical story from one of our National treasures. I can't wait to see what is up next! #protectyourbooks

BeckyRoy Awesome!!! I love that you post on here when your mailing because then I know to get my butt in gear. 2y
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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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#BookishMail from @craftshley this beautiful Halloween #BookSleeve with a hardback of All The Crooked Saints inside for size reference. As always her sleeves are perfectly padded and high quality! Those kitties and pumpkins are the cutest 😍 #ProtectYourBooks

rubyslippersreads 😻🎃📚😻 2y
Bookchipmunk My Koi fish sleeve is on it's way! 2y
EchoLogical 🏃 2y
Gissy So pretty! 😍 2y
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#BookishMail from HideYourSpoons on ETSY! These #BookSleeves are perfect for my ACO series ❤️ they fit all three very well with plenty of room up top and tight enough that they won't slide out. She also makes the CUTEST #HarryPotter acceptance letter Sleeves where the envelope portion is actually a pocket for bookmarks and whatnot. Check her out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HideYourSpoons?ref=search_shop_redirect


398.2 😱😱😱😱 I want these 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @398.2 she even has a tote bag that says "impressive wingspan" on them it is super cute! 2y
mjdowens You had me at tote bag😂😂 2y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings @mjdowens haha they are super cute 😍 2y
Sjsherwood Oh my gosh. I love this alot. 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Sjsherwood go to her shop and favourite them and you can get one at a time 😉 2y
bookish.mum They look amazing 😍 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @bookish.mum the work is amazing! She did such a wonderful job and they are so bold and bright, I love them ❤️ 2y
magicath These are so beautiful!! 2y
vicgreentoriafield 😍😍 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @magicath they are really great quality, too. Not cheap or cheesy and I love them ❤️ 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @vicgreentoriafield she has some really cute items for all fans of the ACO series ❤️ 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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It is that time again. This one in it's new sleeve (that I added as a gift for the owner who will get the book back in January 2018) will be in the post today for my BOTNS postal book group. This 'secret' book was an excellent trip outside of my reading comfort zone. I can't wait to see what is up next! #protectyourbooks

BeckyRoy @Bookchipmunk I can't wait!!!! 2y
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Look what finally arrived! I am so happy to support this company and stoked to get some of these amazing sleeves. Now I can finally take some of my signed books outside and even lend to trusted friends. #protectyourbooks

Zelma Love that map design! 2y
TsundokuAleax @Zelma I know! I kept trying to talk myself out of getting two in that pattern but I love it so much. 2y
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