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Twelve South BookBook 13 inch Hardback Leather Case for 13 inch MacBook/MacBook Pro - Red

by Twelve South
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • A totally unique, handmade case designed for MacBook and MacBook Pro
  • Hardback cover and spine offers the superior protection of an actual hardback book
  • Vintage design offers stealthy security
  • Not recommended for use with white MacBooks
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Twelve South BookBook 13 inch Hardback Leather Case for 13 inch MacBook/MacBook Pro - Red + Twelve South BookBook Protective Leather Case for Apple iPhone 5 & 5s - Black
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Technical Details
BrandTwelve South
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions34.5 x 4.1 x 24.4 cm
Item model number12-1002
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 21,947 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight558 g
Date First Available30 Mar 2010
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Product Description

A novel way to cover MacBook

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.

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.

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. Along with classic looks, BookBook was designed to use as a traditional sleeve or to work while connected via elastic corner clips. Those dual zippers give you the option to charge your MacBook while it safely stays inside BookBook. This case is designed with good looks and smart functionality, cover to cover.

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.

Product Description

Protective Cover for MacBook/MacBook Pro from the finest leather in the optics of old books with leather-bound book.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twelve South BookBook Macbook Pro case 3 Oct 2010
By Tobias
Colour Name:Black
An excellent piece of (apparently) handcrafted workmanship. The leather is high quality, yet sufficiently aged in appearance, and with enough imperfections to support the intended guise. The interior is lined with a very soft, well padded material, which, when paired with the hard leather outer, will undoubtedly keep your macbook very safe.
For me the feature that sets it apart from almost every other case i looked at, is the ability to use your mac in the case. It has two small retaining straps that keep your macbook held secure, and i have not removed mine once since receiving this. Definately a massive bonus in keeping your computer protected from everyday scuffs and scratches.
The looks may not be to everyones taste, and i think the idea of extra security being provided by the appearance of a book is a little far fetched. I think it is fairly obviously not just a regular book, whether it be the lack of pages, or 'Book Book' written on the sleeve, and a small Twelve South logo etched into one cover. But for a novel (no pun intended), and extremely functional case, i dont think it can be beaten, as long as you can tolerate the high price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money 25 Oct 2013
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
The outside is much more like glorified cardboard than of a leather bound book. My computer fits in alright and it does have an interesting aesthetic but it really isn't worth the money I paid for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
I loved my BookBook while it lasted: the style, ease of use, quality of the leather, and the number of appreciative comments were all great. However, once I started carrying my macbook around using a wheelie briefcase the zip just couldn't take the strain. I was in the habit of sliding my mac into the wheelie in it's bookbook but with the spine uppermost, but I realised too late that this meant the corners of the macbook were hitting the zip and it couldn't take the strain and quickly broke. I used the restraining corner elastic straps all the time but they weren't up to the job either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment! 14 May 2013
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
Bought based on my BookBook phone cover but this is nothing like the quality or the fit! Okay, the phone BookBook was about 45 and of course this was comfortably 5 times bigger and not 5x the price so I was obviously being optimistic. The Apple shop do fitted leather covers, a little more expensive but very much more in keeping with the quality of the computer. Returned this item and bought the Apple Mac version.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks good, but a bit heavy 26 Jan 2012
By Phazed
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Really nice looking case, elegant and if left on the sofa, at a quick glance you would think it was an old book. Good protection for my husbands Macbook pro. My only reason for not getting one for my macbook air is the weight, not something that bothers my husband, but it would be great if there were a lighter version.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of craftsmanship! 1 Nov 2010
Colour Name:Red
It looks good, even SMELLS good (it is leather after all). It has exquisite detail and a sturdy construction, and it mostly does away with the need for a computer bag because it's so comfortable to carry under your arm. It makes some people ask questions about what that dossier you seem to be carrying around is all about. ;) The union of such a "vintage" looking storage device (the book) and a wireless computer, the universal information gateway, makes for such a beautiful anachronism.

I should add though, that the case I initially got was flaky: it had a bump within its padding, and the zip was also problematic. Clearly less that what you'd expect at this price point. I put in a return request via Amazon which was both free of charge and without problems. The replacement BookBook was perfect :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Looks marvellous but defaces your 999+ MacBook 8 Jan 2013
Colour Name:Red
I bought this item based on the positive reviews, at first taking it out the bag, it's beautiful, smells great and made to a high standard.

Unfortunately in my experience it has scratched both back corners of my MacBook, this is through very light use (just at home), so I hate to think how much more it would scrape off my MacBook pro's corners with prolonged use!

This case isn't going to see any trips to the library. Although very nice looking. My MacBook aluminium sheen has taken the brunt of my 73.90 spent on a cosmetic case. Back to the memory foam...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have! 4 Nov 2011
Colour Name:Black
It looks exactly like it does in the pic and I've had numerous compliments on how it looks since buying it! Also nice protective case!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good
good purchase for money. would recommend for someone next time to buy, Enjoyed what i paid for and it cam earlier as stated
Published 7 months ago by dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky idea and excellent quality
I ummed and ahhed about purchasing this for quite a long time fearing the quality wouldn't meet my expectations. In fact, the leather is lovely quality and smells great. Read more
Published 8 months ago by M J Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Love a bit of vintage
looks great, loads of comments and hides laptop really well however I'd probably wanna steel a book that looked this good.
Published 8 months ago by MR DAVID M TROTT
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely love it!
It is a perfect fit for both my laptop and my style! I would recommend to anyone with a mac! A+++++++
Published 9 months ago by Victoria
4.0 out of 5 stars no problems
the "book" arrived soon after i brought and there was not any problems with it.
i can feel the material is quality and rough. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely beautiful!
When I bought this I already had the matching case for my iPhone (which I loooove) and this laptop case is everything I had hoped for - superb quality, great leathery smell and it... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Claudi Hoffmann
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful thing to behold
I received this on Friday, to keep my brand new Macbook Pro in. It's a true work of art, beautiful, and SO well made, and, as another here has said, smells great too! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Alansworld
4.0 out of 5 stars A good looking cover
I have had my BookBook (terrible but understandable name) for about 3 months now and I have lost count of the number of times I have been complimented on it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lee Hazeldine
4.0 out of 5 stars Booked Up!
Bought for my wife's Macbook Pro and she loves the stylish accessory - much nicer than the neoprene style. Read more
Published 13 months ago by statuescher
5.0 out of 5 stars Its brilliant!
The case is sturdy and beautiful, just as the adverts describe it. It is well made and it feels like it will give great protection! It is also a great conversation starter. Read more
Published 14 months ago by JW
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