Check it out. There's this company that actually makes handbags from books. Pretty cool eh? I'm thinking of getting one.
Note that they can make these to order, so I'm trying to think of what might be a fun title to make a purse from. Remember Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book"? Might confuse the hell out of purse snatchers. Other suggestions?
See more samples at Rebound Designs