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Best bags for carrying books: Our top 5

Looking for the best bags for carrying books? Check out our top 5 picks. From classic leather satchels to stylish leather backpacks, our bags are the perfect choice for any book lover on the go. Fi...

By Liv Bonsall

Posted on 03 Mar 2023 15:15

Best bags for carrying books: Our top 5 - The Cambridge Satchel Company EU Store

The satchel is, of course, the ultimate bookbag, but did you know that many of our styles are perfect to hold your current read? Inspired by World Book Day, we’ve rounded up our best bags for carrying books.

The evolution of bookbags means we’re no longer limited to satchels and bags we used to carry to and from school. In this article we’re going to break down each of our styles and explain how they’re the perfect bags for carrying your beloved books.

Customer reading book next to their leather backpack, satchel style

The Leather Satchel

The classics. We have a few different size options when it comes to our classic Satchel. You can find it in 11 inch, 13 inch and 15 inch sizes, meaning that whatever you’re intending to use the Satchel for, we’ve got a size big enough for you.

Our 15 inch Satchel is the perfect size for hardbacks, making it the ultimate bookbag that our beloved customers have been using for years! With its classic satchel-style design, a flap closure and buckle straps, your books can stay secure whilst in transit.

All this is with the added bonus of all of our products being made from sustainably-sourced leather, which is a durable material that can withstand the weight and wear of carrying books.

We think our classic leather Satchel is the perfect choice for a book bag. Check it out below, as well as our customer reviews, to find out for yourself!

Check out our classic leather satchels >

Classic leather satchel in Oxblood

The Leather Backpack: Batchel-Inspired Version

Our leather backpack was recently worn by everyone’s favourite bookworm, Matilda, in the new film Matilda: The Musical. If that isn’t a stamp of honour for being the best bookbag, we don’t know what is!

From our classic leather bags to our specially-created Matilda bag collection (embossed with quotations from the Road Dahl Book), this gorgeous leather backpack version of our classic leather satchel is a perfect book carrier.

Our leather backpacks come in a range of different sizes to suit all types of bookworms and their collection of books.

Check out our collection of leather backpacks >

Front and back image of our leather backpack, batchel version

The Small Portrait Backpack in Leather

Although it might have small in it’s name, our portrait backpack in leather is secure, stylish and holds up to three books!

Earning its ranking as one of our most popular bags this year, the small portrait backpack is a timeless piece for both your reads and your wardrobe.

This leather backpack has adjustable shoulder straps and a top handle which offers different carrying options and makes the bag more comfortable to wear if you’re someone who prefers a hands-free carrying option.

Check out our small portrait backpack in leather >

Product image of our leather backpack called The Small Portrait

Leather handbags: The Poppy

It may surprise you that this elegant little leather handbag can hold a paperback, and yet it’s the perfect size for a book to be tucked among your everyday essentials. The Poppy, just one of the leather handbags in our collection, closes with a satisfying click thanks to its pushlock closure, giving it an added note of vintage glamour.

Our leather handbags come in a range of different styles and sizes to suit your everyday bookworm needs!

Check out our leather handbags >

Product image of our leather handbag, The Poppy in Black leather

Leather workbags: The Emily

The ultimate sophisticated leather workbag doubles up as a perfect place to stash your books!

The spacious nature of these gorgeous bags means that they are the perfect option if you have lots of items to carry with you throughout the day.

As they come in a range of different sizes and styles, we have the perfect leather workbag to suit everyone.

Check out our leather workbags >

Product image of our leather workbag called The Emily in Bay Celtic grain leather

Why choose The Cambridge Satchel Co. bags?

When you purchase a bag from us, we want you to be able to use them for the rest of your life, ensuring that we remain committed to our sustainability goals, and ensuring that you’re not having to replace essentials unnecessarily.

If your bag is faulty within the first year of purchase, you can send it back to us for a free repair. Using your new leather bag every day means wear and tear is inevitable, which is why we have a range of repair options to suit your needs.

Don’t forget, we also have our bag personalisation service where you can add your initials, nickname or a selection of symbols, which will allow you to add a special touch to your new beloved leather bag. So, with that in mind, which bag will be carrying your books, and which books will you be storing inside?

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By Liv Bonsall

Posted on 03 Mar 2023 15:15

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Sustainably Sourced. Exquisitely Crafted. Redefine Your Style Responsibly with Premium Leather Satchels.