Hey guys! I’m back with another bookish product review! This time it’s with an item that EVERYONE needs, A BOOK BEAU!!!!!!
Written By : Summer Web | Freelance Writer and Content Creator | Knoxville, TN | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t even consider it a frivolous item because it is LITERALLY a life BOOK saver. I know you are probably thinking “Okay Summer, stop exaggerating and get on with it!” but I couldn’t be more serious!!!! The Book Beau is the most important bookish accessory that I own! Don’t believe me? Keep Reading under the cut!!! Have you ever taken a paperback with you on a long trip? carried it with you to work/school? Has that paperback ever been damaged in the process? If you’re anything like me, the answer is yes. I tote around books everywhere I go and unfortunately those books always receive battle wounds while being carried around in my bag. So after receiving my first beau (pictured below is NOT my first beau but one you can currently find in their shop) I was ecstatic! Love is an understatement!
Right before I got my first beau I took a trip to Oklahoma for 6 days. While on this trip I took a book along in my purse to read on flights and in lines. At the time I did not feel I had been particularly hard on the book. In fact I tried to be as gentle with it as possible as I knew how easily damaged ARCS can be. The book that I chose to take on that trip was Never Ever by Sarah Saedi. Fast forward to 2 months later, I now had my first ever Book Beau which is a padded book sleeve that comes in a variety of prints. Since I had another trip planned, I knew it was time to put my beau to use! I took the EXACT same trip. I flew to Oklahoma for 6 days. I carried The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon in my purse for the same length of time in the same purse. The only difference was that I now had my Beau. As you can see in the photos below, the difference in the condition of the books is VAST. Both books are ARCS from penguin so I can only assume that they were made similarly.
I think the most shocking part of the comparison for me was how damaged the pages of Never Ever had become just from being in my purse. I know a lot of you will be upset that I had allowed this to happen to my book, but this is exactly the reason the book community needs something like Book Beau!
As you can see, the cover of The Sun is Also a Star is in nearly perfect condition, compared to Never Ever; which is a disaster.
HOW DOES A BOOK COVER BEND SO MUCH???????
I feel like I should apologize to Never Ever for letting it get so beat up?!!!! IM SORRY, ILL NEVER LEAVE YOU WITHOUT A BOOK BEAU AGAIN.
*hides eyes* THIS POOR BOOK, IM SO SORRY.
Even the spine is damaged. HOW DID I LIVE WITHOUT MY BEAU???
Me and my books are much better since we’ve gotten our Beau <3 <3
Alright, now that I’ve proven to you that you NEEEEEEED your very own Book Beau: GO FORTH AND SHOP!!!! This is a small company that creates all of these sleeves by hand and she has been the NICEST person to work with. Benita is super accommodating and genuinely wants everyone to be happy with their order, so if you are a supporter of indie artists, PLEASE think about giving Book Beau a visit!!!SHOP ALL BOOK SLEEVES
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