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04/08/2014 07:45 am ET | Updated Apr 15, 2014

17 Tote Bags Book Lovers Will Absolutely Adore

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Book nerds may not be stereotyped as the most fashionable group of people. The majority of us are near-sighted and thus must wear very thick-rimmed glasses. Unlike the rest of the world, we're not tweed-averse. We may or may not be open to the idea of fedoras. And we've been known to rock a literary-themed t-shirt or two.

But there is one corner of the fashion world that we've staked out and made our own: the canvas tote bag. It's functional, totally twee, and a fabulous way of showing love for our favorite books, authors or magazines. However, not all tote bags are created equal. Here are 17 of our absolute favorites:

  • Poe-ka Dots Tote
    Ha! Get it? Ha ha! From Out of Print.
  • Market Tote Bag - Totes!
    What book lover doesn't enjoy a good pun? From west elm.
  • Serif Tote
    Sleek and clever. From Little Factory
  • 'Sense and Sensibility' Tote
    Litographs has a ton of duo-tone bags abstractly illustrating scenes from classic novels. From Litographs.
  • “There is No Explanation” Tote
    Melville House made waves in the tote world with their "I would prefer not to" bag. Their latest only reinforces the fact that they have a knack for picking punchy mantras. From Melville House.
  • Book (Wine) Club Tote Bag
    We're not necessarily in support of this philosophy, but we're not entirely opposed to it, either. From artsy modern.
  • Greek Coffee Cup Tote
    As far as we're concerned, without caffeine, there'd be no reading. From Strand
  • Picasso Cats Tote
    A cat is a book lover's best friend. From Etsy seller leahgoren.
  • French Cat Tote Bag
    Did we mention cats? From Etsy seller Sobigraphie.
  • Constellation Tote Bag
    For storing your answers to the mysteries of the universe (i.e. books), a bag featuring an illustration of the universe! From Etsy seller SleepyDreamer.
  • Little Houses Tote
    Adorable! From Etsy seller hellopenny.
  • Disco Dot Mini Tote Bag
    Lovely! From Etsy seller jenhewett
  • Peter Pan Thimble Kiss Canvas Tote Bag
    Less well-read passerby may take this tote to be an invitation, but book lovers will know you're expressing your love for Peter Pan. From Etsy seller Seeker of Happiness
  • +1 Tote Bag
    Show your support for this fantastic lit mag. From n+1.
  • New York Review Literary Greenwich Village Tote Bag
    ...or this other wonderful lit mag! From New York Review of Books.
  • Penguin Classics Totes
    ...or this fantastic publisher! From Penguin.
  • Wisdom by Winston Tote
    A puppy, wearing glasses. Can you imagine a better bookish companion? From ModCloth.

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