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I have a serious Etsy addiction, and an incredible shop I just discovered is not helping.

Spoonful of Chocolate sells recycled book purses and e-reader covers; now I am lusting over a Hunger Games handbag made from an actual copy of The Hunger Games. (They have other chapter book and YA selections, too.) My favorite, though, might be the ornate Pride and Prejudice bag complete with ladylike “pearl” handle.

both bags by Etsy seller Spoonful of Chocolate

The only downside is the handbags aren’t big enough to carry a book with you—not ideal for the daily grind. But how geek chic to carry one to an award ceremony or Kidlit Drink Night!

Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, associate editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. She served as chair of the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.



  1. “Congratulations, Jane Austen, you are in. I’m sorry, Suzanne Collins, that means you are out. Pack up your things in that adorable bag and leave the runway. Auf wiedersehen.”

  2. As usual, Heidi and the judges are crazy–Tim Gunn would totally have picked the Sense and Sensibility handbag.

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  1. […] books! And oh, how I do love a cute little purse. Finally—my two favorite things (well, nearly) combined! Etsy, I love you most of all. * Have you got something to share with the public? Would you like to […]

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