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Twelve South BookBook for MacBook | Vintage leather book case for 13-inch MacBook Air/Pro

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13-Inch
MacBook Air
  • BookBook is made with genuine leather and is hand distressed so no two are exactly alike.
  • To keep your Air safe, BookBook has two rigid, hardback covers for impact protection.
  • Use BookBook as a traditional sleeve or use the two soft elastic bands to steady your Mac while you work with it resting inside the case.
  • Vintage book design disguises MacBook Air for stealthy security
  • Dual zippers, with leather pulls, let you charge your Air while it's safely stored inside BookBook.
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Size: 13-Inch | Style: MacBook Air
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Product Description

Size: 13-Inch | Style: MacBook Air

Product Description

Designed exclusively for MacBook Air, BookBook is a totally unique case for the thinnest of MacBooks. Weighing as little as 13.5 ounces with an ultra-thin profile, this handmade, genuine leather case offers heavy duty protection. Two hardback covers, reinforced corners and a tough spine offer solid impact protection. The inside of the case is lined with a velvety soft, chocolate brown, padded interior for added protection.

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Vintage Leather Case for MacBook Air/Pro Retina

Thin and light. Consider it a short story.

Designed exclusively for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display, BookBook is a totally unique case for the thinnest of MacBooks. Weighing as little as 13.5 ounces with an ultra-thin profile, this handmade, genuine leather case offers heavy duty protection. Two hardback covers, reinforced corners and a cushioned spine offer solid impact protection. The inside of the case is lined with a velvety soft, chocolate brown, padded interior for added protection.

BookBook for MacBook is available for your 11" MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Air/MacBook Pro with Retina Display & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

Protection from cover to cover.

To keep your MacBook safe, BookBook has two rigid, hardback covers for impact protection. A tough spine and reinforced corners add another layer of defense. Inside the slim case, your Mac rests between two super soft, chocolate brown, padded cushions, which look amazing against the silver finish on MacBook.

Details make this a best-seller..

BookBook is made with genuine leather and hand distressed so no two are exactly alike. Designer cornices on the top of the case add a visual cue to ensure you always open BookBook right-side up. Use BookBook as a traditional sleeve or use the two soft elastic bands to steady your Mac while you work with it resting inside the case. Dual zippers, with leather pulls, let you charge your MacBook while it's safely stored inside BookBook.

Doubles as a stealthy mystery novel.

One of the coolest features of BookBook is the fact that it disguises your MacBook, making it look like a vintage book. Tucked safely inside BookBook, your Mac is kept out of sight, even while sitting in your dorm room, coffee shop or anywhere else you take your Mac. Along with protecting your Mac from the rigor of the road, BookBook helps keep it out of the hands of thieves.

Made just for your ultra-thin MacBook.

When it comes to MacBook sleeves and cases, one size does not fit all. BookBook is hand tailored to fit the thin profile of MacBook Air. With BookBook, carrying the thinnest MacBooks becomes a lot more fun and comfortable.

Compatibility

13-inch MacBook Air (Early 2008-Current)
13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Late 2012-Current)

Key Facts:

  • Handmade, one-of-a-kind leather case protects MacBook with style
  • Vintage book design disguises MacBook for stealthy security
  • Use BookBook as a case or sleeve
  • Unique case designed exclusively for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display

What's in the Box:

This package includes:

  • BookBook for 13-inch Macbook Air/MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Product Dimensions
Width 9.84 inches (250 mm)
Height 13.18 inches (335 mm)
Depth 1.02 inches (26 mm)
Weight 17.8 ounces (505 g)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the benefit to keeping my MacBook inside BookBook?

Chances are there is a lot of valuable information on your MacBook, including documents, photos, music and videos. The best way to guard those important files is to back them up regularly (with a program like Time Machine) and keep your Mac stored in a hardback case like BookBook.

How is this BookBook different from the other BookBooks you sell?

As the name implies, BookBook for MacBook Air is made precisely for these ultra-thin Macs. Each BookBook we make is for a specific Apple product, including BookBook for MacBook Pro, which fits 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro and BookBook for iPad.

Will my BookBook for MacBook Pro with Retina display work with my regular MacBook Pro?

Nope. BookBook for MacBook Pro with Retina display is 29% thinner than BookBook for non-Retina Mac, so it would be too thin, but we do make a BookBook for the non-Retina MacBook Pro.


Product Details

Size: 13-Inch | Style: MacBook Air
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0052MAI8U
  • Item model number: 12-1104
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (477 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,566 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2011

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

104 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Nate on October 22, 2011
Style Name: MacBook AirSize: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
Yes, it's pricey. If you're looking for a good value and function over form, keep looking. There are much cheaper options available that provide better protection. But if you're reading this, that's likely not your MO. I can't tell you the number of compliments I've received since I started using this - people love it. And more importantly, I love it. Also, the "security feature" of looking like a book is legit. It's always fun to see the look of surprise on people's faces when I open my "leather book" for the first time, revealing (an equally beautiful) MBA inside.

One thing that surprised me is how much I enjoy using it while it is still in its case. I didn't expect this at all and had just assumed that I would remove the case whenever in use. I've never had an issue with the computer getting too warm, and the convenience of simply closing the computer and zipping up is great.

My one minor gripe (other than the initial price, which is water under the bridge now) is that I miss the feeling of carrying around an impossibly thin laptop because of the added bulk. It's not a huge issue, but I do have a tinge of envy whenever I heft my wife's 13" MBA in a slim neoprene sleeve. The benefits - being enormously more attractive and providing better protection - still far outweigh the downsides though. One other minor gripe regarding protection though... The hard covers on either side offer excellent protection, and the soft interior is great as well. However, the zippered sides of the case provide little protection from impact. I'm always a bit paranoid of this when setting a backpack down when I have the case inside.

I waffled for some time on whether or not to pull the trigger on this one (my wife's eyes bulged when I divulged the sticker price...), but I can now say that I'm definitely glad I did.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By jocera on September 6, 2011
Style Name: MacBook AirSize: 11-Inch Verified Purchase
bought this as a gift for my wife for her macbook air. She loves the way it looks, it really does look like a book or ledger when closed. The quality of the leather is good, it's soft and feels like suede. The interior of the case is padded well (microfiber I think, but feels like suede as well). The zipper is strong, but the leather pull tab on the zipper feels thin and a bit flimsy. If anything breaks or rips on this case it would be the pull tabs on the zipper. It's easy to hold, easy to grip. The macbook air fits tightly, and you have to be careful opening and closing the zipper so you don't scratch the macbook inside. When the case is open with the macbook inside, the back of the zippers come to a stop right where the upper half and the lower half of the macbook come together. Be careful not to open too quickly because if those zippers get caught between the upper and lower halves it could scratch your macbook. My wife is usually very careful with her things, so she doesn't have a problem with the zippers. Overall it's a quality item, overpriced in my opinion but very unique and pretty, my wife has already had great comments from a few people, so she's happy and that makes it worth the price.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mike Messenger AMAZON OFFICIAL on December 1, 2013
Style Name: MacBook Pro with Retina DisplaySize: 15-Inch Verified Purchase
I now own three of these cases. I love this case for three reasons: a) it's durable, b) it's protective, and c) it's an attractive conversation piece. If you are comfortable with the price of this case, it is well worth having.

I only have one core complaint and I have found a matching solution. There are two elastic straps which keep the back of the case attached to the monitor as the case opens and closes. Over time, the laptop often slips forward across the smooth leather causing the monitor to slip outside these elastic straps. The solution is to cut a strip of no-slip material and put it underneath the laptop. That is all you need.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. Pierce on August 17, 2011
Style Name: MacBook AirSize: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
I like it. Doesn't fool anybody to thinking it is a real book when nobody has ever seen you read a book. Nice feel to it, Will buy the iPad one also.
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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful By jimmyvegas on June 21, 2012
Style Name: MacBook AirSize: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
I was looking for a cool travel case for my air. This case does look cool and it has a nice real leather smell.

Primary issue is the only thing holding the air in the case are 2 flimsy tabs at the top. Nothing on the bottom to secure it.

Second issue is the zipper is of poor quality and I'm not sure how long it will hold up. The zipper sticks when I pull on it and I'm worried about tearing the zipper if I pull too hard.

Overall its a good looking case but for $80 I expected higher quality zipper and better tabs to hold in place.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By elise on November 27, 2013
Style Name: MacBook AirSize: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
I have loved my BookBook but I have had to send it back because it BROKE! The strap that keeps your computer in place has snapped.

The same thing happened to my new one! And they make you pay to send the old one back even though it's a product/manufacturing issue. I'm very frustrated by the fact that it breaks at all / so quickly.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Brian Guinitaran on January 10, 2012
Style Name: MacBook AirSize: 13-Inch Verified Purchase
This is a perfect case for protection, lap protection, and security. The cover is fairly rigid, so you can throw it in any bag that will accommodate the dimensions of this case. The quality is excellent, meaning that while it closely imitates an old book, I don't have to worry about it getting stained. I often use this in bed or when sitting down, with no worry about my legs getting warm or the laptop slipping off. It also makes a great disguise as a book, but don't show it off too often.

Of course, even a five-star case have a few, but minor imperfections:
- It imitates an old-book, so it may not suit everyone's tastes.
- There might be a risk of the zipper backs scratching the sides of your MacBook Air.
- You have to pull the zippers all the way back just to open the case. I highly recommend at not tugging it open.
- You'll have to take it out of the case if you're running processor-intensive applications, like playing HD videos.
- You can barely charge it while the case is closed. It's tricky, but doable.
- I expect the elastic band holders to break eventually. Then again, nothing lasts forever.
- Obviously, it can't accommodate any accessories, like a power adapter. You can, however, fit a few folded sheets of paper between the laptop and the case.
- It's fairly expensive.
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