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A water and stain resistant sleeve, that protects your books and makes them look beautiful.
A water and stain resistant sleeve, that protects your books and makes them look beautiful.
A water and stain resistant sleeve, that protects your books and makes them look beautiful.
1,883 backers pledged $91,277 to help bring this project to life.

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THE STORY

Book Beau started when one of my signed paperbacks was destroyed in my  purse. I was devastated. I immediately went online to see if there was anything out there to protect my reads the way other cases protected electronics. I couldn't find anything with the proper size and protection. I then took a beginner sewing class so I could start creating. After countless prototypes Book Beau was born! When I would loan out one of my books I made sure my friends got them in a Beau, to ensure they'd come back to me safely. So many of my friends in the book community loved my idea and encourage me to start selling them. I was so overwhelmed by the response from other readers like me. I loved knowing I wasn't the only one who had such a passion for reading and keeping their favorites reads in the best condition.

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Picture Credit: @buttermybooks
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Picture Credit/editing: @shewalkswithwings
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Picture Credit: @bookwormeverlasting
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Risks and challenges

1. This is our first venture out into using manufacturers and naturally we want the product to only get better. Our goal is to get the product back to you in the next couple months after the campaign ends, but not at the risk of distributing a lesser product. We will fight to make sure your Book Beaus are the best we've ever produced. So to do this...

2. We have taken on a number of mentors who have gone through this process and are helping us create the best Beaus we've ever made!

3. Other delays may occur, but this is highly unlikely because we are equipped to produce a lot of Book Beaus!

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    1 Book Beau Mini (Early Bird)

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    1 Book Beau XL (Early Bird)

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    Mini and Big (Mix and Match)

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    Get ALL Three Sizes

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    Get ALL Three Sizes! (Round 2)

    You guys demanded this one into existence! We did free shipping for the first ten who jumped on it within the first few minutes! But this one still has a discount for you!

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