Made in Chicago: Book Covers for Book Lovers
By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 8, 2010 6:20PM
The bookthingys book covers come in five different designs and are adjustable for 7" - 10" books.
Larkin and her little business have come a long way since then. A manufacturer in Tennessee now produces bookthingys. There are a whole slew of different designs available, and all are adjustable for different sizes of books. The e-reader craze has also affected business - in a good way. Larkin introduced an e-book travel bag line earlier this year, which fit Kindles, Nooks, iPads and Netbooks. She sold out at Printers Row in June and is now selling them on her site. If you’re looking for a good way to carry and protect your iPad, “The Purse of Being a Wallflower” or “Fashionheit 451” might be a good fit.
Bookthingys are also available at the Book Cellar and about 20 stores throughout the Midwest. The Library of Congress gift shop also carries them. And, you can catch Larkin at a slew of Chicagoland book fairs, where she enjoys chatting with customers and showing people how to use the bookthingys.