Book Luggage

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Years ago I found a NY Times article of the most unique piece of luggage I've ever seen. Author Tom Stoppard owns this special book toting case, which ensures he always has a reliable way to tote his library on his travels. I've wanted one ever since.

Isn't that brilliant? Do you guys have any special suitcases or bags that go everywhere with you? My Victorinox has been to a dozen countries with me and every time I get home I sew on a patch of the country's flag.

Stoppard photo from here.

Bag photo by moi.


Ti said...

I have a faithful LL Bean backpack that I take everywhere but I am loving that "book shelf" luggage piece. BUT, in the age of inflated airfare fees, I am glad I have a Kindle.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Ti - The airline fees are crazy, but I still haven't accepted my fate and gotten an e-reader. I know it's inevitable, but I love my hard copies.

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Oh, fun! I love both the pictures, and you've been to a number of places! I wish I had thought to do something like that to track my travels, but you know, it might be my procrastination, after all! :)

Carl V. Anderson said...

Sewing those patches on is such a clever idea and makes your bag such a great tribute to all the memories of places you've visited.

Love that book luggage!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Carl - Sewing them all on took ages, but it gave me time to think about all the great memories I have from those countries.