On first impressions the cover is beautifully glossy and the thickness of the book is quite impressive. However, the book is only about the size of a postcard and (I find) quite awkward to hold.The photos of bags inside are plentiful and give beautiful detail - but I'm left with the underlying sense that the whole thing could have been so much better developed if it hadn't been presented in such a small format (effectively shutting down the idea of a series of photos of any given bag). Yes, this book will fit inside your bag - but then, show me a serious bag addict who doesn't own a shopper/tote that could accommodate a more regularly-sized book!
Inside the book, although there are subsections these don't feel selected for any logical reason beyond the fact that the author liked them. The text is fairly sparse, not particularly informative (other than when dealing with particular brands which the author seems to prefer - Hermes is clearly a favourite) and suffers greatly from the lack of an index - I'd like to be able to dip in to a book like this and cross-refer. There does seem to be a general bias towards American bags and a couple of favoured designers/brands... but then, what bag shopper doesn't have their own preferences?
Overall, a nice little coffee table book that's presented in a somewhat awkward format.