Books Are My Bag is a UK campaign to celebrate bookshops. For many people, bookshops conjure fond images of book readings, in-store cafes and delight at the discovery of a new author. In fact, 56% of all book buying decisions are made by bookshop customers, and high street bookshops (both chains and independents) still account for almost 40% of books bought by consumers! Yet, many high street bookshops are under threat, especially from online retailers.
I suppose these bags are good reminders to people to buy more books. After all – orange is the most impulsive colour! However, there are certainly more stylish solutions out there if you want to show off your inner bookworm.
Book-themed tote bags and library bags are definitely not in short supply. The ones above are a little more flashy than the free Books Are My Bag totes that you can still pick up from your local bookshop.
And let’s not forget… a book can literally be a bag.
I made my copy of ‘Wetlands’ into a bag by following the instructions over at Rookie, but here are some more by actual professionals:
I don’t have a problem with repurposing a book into a creative accessory. However, I still have a problem with these bags.
With a bag that size… where am I going to put my book?!