Twelve South today announced the release of its BookBook case for all 12-inch MacBook and 2016 and later MacBook Pro models.

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BookBook essentially disguises a MacBook or MacBook Pro as a vintage hardback book, while protecting the notebook with reinforced corners and a new, stronger crush-resistant spine. The outside is crafted from premium oil-pull up leather, while the inside is lined with a velvety soft microfiber material.

The new BookBook has a hidden compartment for hiding a few documents below the MacBook. BookBook also has two elastic bands on the inside cover of the case, which can be slipped over the corners of the MacBook's screen. Then, when the BookBook is opened, the MacBook screen will open too.

BookBook, one of the more popular MacBook cases over the past six years, is available now on Twelve South's website. It costs $79.99 for all 12-inch MacBook and 2016 and later MacBook Pro models with free U.S. shipping available. BookBook remains available for other MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models as well.

Top Rated Comments

Heartofgoldilocks Avatar
58 months ago
Now all you need is a mac with OS X on it and you'll have a skeumorphism inside a skeumorphism and then The ghost of Scott forestall will appear and say with your powers combined I am Captain Planet!
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576316 Avatar
58 months ago
Does anyone else find these cases just a bit ugly and novelty?
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applesith Avatar
58 months ago
Looks really ugly, bulky and cumbersome to use. I'm not a fan of cases with diagonal bands to hold in.
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spiderman0616 Avatar
58 months ago
I can't decide what I think about these types of cases. I feel like they're a bit silly--nobody carries books around like that any more, so you're not necessarily disguising the fact that you probably have a gadget in there. More likely you're drawing attention to it, which I guess is the point.
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Looks really ugly, bulky and cumbersome to use. I'm not a fan of cases with diagonal bands to hold in.
Right there with you--I don't like the idea of those bands rubbing around on the screen, or on the palm rests when closed for that matter. I am a firm believer in not having to get a protective skin to protect my device from the case that it's already in.
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waigx Avatar
58 months ago
TwelveSouth typically makes quality products and I have 4 of them from 2012 (2 BookArc, BookBook for iPhone, Hoverbar).

I considered the previous generation and my concern was the metal zipper head. I read form amazon that could chip off the corner of the MacBook ('https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1L1CIXDYGAENE/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_btm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00B72DNEU#wasThisHelpful')
Not sure if this is still true for vol. 2.



(The picture is from Amazon reviewer)

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lingenfr Avatar
58 months ago
What's a hi-rise?

Before someone else asks, "What's a backpack?" here are all twelvesouth products.

https://www.twelvesouth.com/products
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Unfortunately it's measured to fit the MacBooks perfectly so it won't work with a shell case on the MacBook. It will be just slightly too tight.
I use a snap-on shell with the Gmyle case and it works fine. I did that previously with my bookbooks, but good for them if they have a closer fit.
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