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  • Zip it closed and your baby is nestled between two tough, rigid leather hardback covers for a solid level of impact absorbing protection.
  • Each BookBook is brought to life with hand craftsmanship and distressing, ensuring no two are exactly alike.
  • From dual zippers with leather pulls, that at first glance look like bookmarks, to the sturdy reinforced hardback covers,
  • BookBook delivers the stealthy security . Slip your Mac inside the velvety soft, padded interior.
  • Tucked inside BookBook, no one will ever see your MacBook, even when it?s right under their nose.
  • BookBook is a vintage work of art built to protect modern day Macs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1 x 13.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003CJYE44
  • Item model number: 12-1002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 6, 2010

Product Description

Product Description

BookBook is a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook and MacBook Pro. Available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, BookBook brings three levels of security to your prized Mac. First, the hardback cover and spine provide solid protection from the rigors of the road. Second, the vintage book design disguises MacBook for superior security. And third, the stylish case protects you from being like everyone else because BookBook is totally original, just like you.

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Model: 12-1002
Color: Red
For: 13-inch MacBook Pro

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Hardback Leather Case
for MacBook Pro

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A Novel Way to Cover MacBook.

BookBook is a one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case designed exclusively for MacBook Pro. Available in Classic Black or Vibrant Red, BookBook brings three levels of security to your prized Mac. First, the hardback cover and spine provide solid protection from the rigors of the road. Second, the vintage book design disguises MacBook for superior security. And third, the stylish case protects you from being like everyone else because BookBook is totally original, just like you.

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Hardback Cover Softens the Blows.

Protecting your MacBook is a top priority and it’s job one for BookBook. Slip your Mac inside the velvety soft, padded interior. Zip it closed and your baby is nestled between two tough, rigid leather hardback covers for a solid level of impact absorbing protection. The rigid spine serves as crush protection for an additional line of defense. BookBook creates a hardback book structure that safeguards your MacBook like few other cases can. Far better than any floppy neoprene bag ever will. End of story.

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The Real Story. No Two Are Alike.

Each BookBook is brought to life with hand craftsmanship and distressing, ensuring no two are exactly alike. From dual zippers with leather pulls, that at first glance look like bookmarks, to the sturdy reinforced hardback covers, BookBook is a vintage work of art built to protect modern day Macs. The classic case was designed to be used two ways. Use it as a traditional sleeve or use the elastic corner clips to hold your MacBook in place while you work with it in BookBook. Dual zippers allow you to charge your MacBook while it safely stays inside BookBook. This case is designed with good looks and smart functionality, cover to cover.

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BookBook is the Perfect Disguise.

One of the neatest features of BookBook is the stealthy security it delivers. No one will see your MacBook when it's tucked inside BookBook, even when it's right under their nose. Sitting on a coffee table, dorm room or desk, BookBook looks like a vintage piece of literature, not an expensive laptop. It’s a great disguise and a simple way to reduce the risk of your MacBook getting stolen.

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Tech Specs

13-inch BookBook
15-inch BookBook
17-inch BookBook
Black
Red
Black
Red
Black
Red
Outside Height
13.6 inches (346 mm)
Outside Width
9.6 inches (245 mm)
Outside Depth
1.6 inches (40 mm)
Inside Height
13 inches (330 mm)
Inside Width
9.12 inches (232 mm)
Inside Depth
1.1 inches (28 mm)
Weight
20.7 ounces (0.59 kg)
Outside Height
15.4 inches (390 mm)
Outside Width
10.9 inches (276 mm)
Outside Depth
1.6 inches (40 mm)
Inside Height
14.35 inches (364 mm)
Inside Width
9.82 inches (249 mm)
Inside Depth
1.1 inches (28 mm)
Weight
23.2 ounces (0.66 kg)
Outside Height
16.5 inches (419 mm)
Outside Width
11.3 inches (287 mm)
Outside Depth
1.6 inches (40 mm)
Inside Height
15.75 inches (400 mm)
Inside Width
10.8 inches (274 mm)
Inside Depth
1.1 inches (28 mm)
Weight
30.5 ounces (0.86 kg)


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefit to keeping my MacBook Pro in BookBook?

Chances are, a big part of your life - photos, music, work, school work and other important documents - is stored on your MacBook Pro. It’s critical to protect it as best you can. BookBook is a hardback case with a leather spine that offers superior protection as you shuttle your MacBook Pro from place to place.

How is BookBook different from other cases?

Along with a totally unique look, BookBook protects your MacBook Pro in three ways. First, its hardback sides with reinforced corners protect from impacts encountered on your daily commute. Second, the vintage designed spine provide crush protection. Third, BookBook disguises your MacBook Pro from being seen. Safely stowed inside, your MacBook Pro looks like a vintage book left on a desk or table, reducing the odds of someone stealing it.

What size BookBook do I need for my MacBook Pro?

To determine what size BookBook you need for your MacBook Pro, open your Mac and measure the lit portion of your screen (not including the black bezel). Screens measuring 13.3" fit the 13-inch BookBook, 15.4" screens are compatible with our 15-inch BookBook, while our 17-inch BookBook is for those with 17" screens.

Is BookBook compatible with the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (Pro with RD)?

The new Pro with RD does fit in our BookBook for MacBook, although the corner clips that secure the case to the screen are not usable due to the difference in size of the new Pro with RD.

Can I use BookBook with other MacBooks or notebooks?

We recommend and support the use of BookBook with the Apple MacBook Pros. Unfortunately, we cannot currently recommend the use of BookBook with White MacBooks.

Is there a BookBook for iPad?

Yes. Check it out here.

Will BookBook fit in my computer bag?

A 13" MacBook with BookBook will fit inside a bag made for a 15" MacBook and a 15" MacBook with BookBook will fit inside a 17" bag. The bag should be the next size up from your MacBook.

Customer Reviews

Great look and I love the protection.
Kent Bickel
I am soi happy with this case, I mean, you can buy a lot of good cheaper ones, but the elegant look that this one gives its quite worth it.
Capeto
Overall, I loved getting this as a gift and I got tons of compliments from friends and family.
Amy G.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

58 of 61 people found the following review helpful By M. Santos on November 1, 2011
Size Name: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
I gave Twelve South a chance with the BookBook iPhone 4 case, and I was extremely impressed with the quality and build of the product. Thus, giving this thing a shot was a no brainer.

I placed my macbook in it, picked it up and the one thing that I can say is it makes your macbook pro HUGE, not heavy, just huge. Seriously. If you are a college student and have something like a calculus textbook, you need to think long and hard about whether or not you want to tote around what equates to another massive book.

In regards to the fit- I didn't get the sense that the zippers would last very long. For $80, this thing should last until your next laptop and be as close to a perfect fit as could be. I've always been a huge InCase fan because their stuff lasts and is high quality.

The zippers and teeth get caught when I'm trying to close the laptop. The zipper tabs feel like pleather dipped in red paint. When opening the case itself, I question how long the elastic bands (which only hold the screen aspect in place) will really last. In the end, what I'm really trying to convey is that while the product idea is fabulous, the construction seems sub-par in relation to what other sleeves and cases are able to achieve. I could've made something similar to this myself by spending 1/4th of the money. To the touch, it feels NOTHING like the bookbook case for the iphone 4, which is really what I expected/desired. Instead, you remove it from the cloth case, feel the weight of the case and say "Really? Is this what I paid for?".

Protection-wise...Sure, it works. It'll protect your computer from basic scratches and moisture etc.

Overall, if you're looking for a case that is stylish and really looks like an old library book, I guess you've found it.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Tadaia on January 10, 2012
Size Name: 15-Inch Verified Purchase
I received this today. Visually it is a nice-looking item, however the material is hardly worth the price. Other than the binding this appears to be painted cardboard. I shudder to think what will happen to it if it gets wet from rain or a small spill. I will revisit this later if the initial feel and appearance prove to be misleading, but at this point I'm very disappointed with this product for the price.

Update: I promised to return to this later if my opinion changed from initial impression. After well over a year I'm happy to say that even after a wine spill at a cafe this has held up extremely WELL! The form is amazingly as good as when I received it and spills wiped right off without damage. I'm changing my review to 5 stars.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brooke A. Weldon on December 14, 2010
Size Name: 13-Inch
I've had so many comments on my BookBook since I bought it. Not only is it beautiful, it is very durable! The inside is soft and the outside is hard. many people ask me what book I could possibly be reading! :) Best Case EVER
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Janson on October 13, 2011
Size Name: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
The quality of the product is amazing except for one thing. The zippers around the case is very tight and there arn't any protection on the inside of the zippers. In fact, it has actually scratched my macbook pro, which defeats the purpose of a 80 dollar MacBook case. Overall, i am unsatisfied because the case have caused more damaged to my MacBook Pro than protecting it.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dean on July 11, 2011
Size Name: 15-Inch Verified Purchase
I wanted something special for my new Mac, and I found it. This case really does look like an antique book, except it has a zipper where the pages should be. It provides good protection, although I did combine it with a thin clip-on case for protection when I have removed my Mac from the Book Book for ventilation and easier mobility when open (hence 4 stars instead of 5). Unanticipated benefits include disguising the computer - its just not so obvious that there is an expensive computer where there appears to be a book. Also I don'd mind leaving this around the house (like on a coffee table). Instead of looking like clutter, it looks like it belongs.

Do I recommend it? Yes. But please don't get it, because if everyone does then my case's coolness factor will decline.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Katie on June 20, 2011
Size Name: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
I really love the appearance of this laptop case. It goes very well with the color scheme of my bedroom, and it fits in well with the trove of books I've been collecting since my family moved. However, the case fits VERY tightly around my macbook 13" (aluminum body), and, at one point, the zipper "broke" (it became unattached from itself, while it was still zipped, though I managed to fix this). The zipper's not as inconspicuous as I'd hoped it would be, too, but this isn't affecting my scoring. :-) (Just an added note). I don't intend to return this product, though I'm rather disappointed it's not the best fit for my laptop.
No gripes about the seller. Shipping was on-time and the packaging was very clean and professionally wrapped.
I'd recommend this, though I'm not sure I'd buy the same size.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By MC on February 27, 2013
Size Name: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
This case saved my laptop! My sister gave me the case for my birthday early this year. It fits perfectly! The reason I am taking the time to write this review is due to my recent experience. My house got broken into over the weekend. The scumbags took every electronic device on sight, except my laptop. My laptop was right next to my tablet on my desk in plain sight. The burglars didn't take a second look at my laptop because it looks like a book. Needless to say, I am grateful to my sister for this wonderful gift and I hope those scumbags get what they deserve.
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