I was originally going to skip this topic, since I haven’t read a physical book since 2010, when I bought my first Kindle.
Seriously. Not one.
However, the more I thought about it, the more I thought that this would be a great time to talk about the ONE thing that I miss about treeware, and that is my bookcovers.
We have all seen bookcovers, in some form or another. Maybe you made some in high school out of paper bags. Maybe you saw some on the Internet. Maybe you bought one at one of those ‘embroider it’ shops at the mall.
But regardless, you have never had a book cover like the ones that Cathy Holberg makes.
Cathy runs a website, clothbookcovers.com. There, you can select the size, and fabric for your cover. If you don’t like the fabric choices, you can send her a small amount (she will happily tell you how much) of any cotton fabric. I used to have fabric shipped to her from fabric.com.
She will take your choice, match it with a gorgeous, vibrant solid liner, and make you the best darn bookcover you have ever held. Thick. Soft. Amazing hand.
I get that that sounded dirty. People! Focus. We are talking about bookcovers here.
Anyway, these bookcovers also have built-in bookmarks, beautifully-finished strips of matching fabric.
And before I got my kindle, that is all I ever used for a bookmark.
I miss them. I still have all of them, in a box, and I take them out every once in a while and just…look at them.
If you still read physical books, you do not know how much you could be improving your life with one of Cathy’s covers. I’d tell you to tell her I sent you, but I’m not sure that she remembers me all these years later. But she might…I was the crazy girl who drop-shipped fabric to her, after all.
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