Book Lovers' accessories | Backpacks

June 30, 2013

It has recently occurred to me that the time before my back decides to give up on me is going to be significantly shortened if I continue to lug heavy books around all of the time. Having realised that it's impossible for me to cut down on the number of books, (despite my destination being a library that almost certainly has all the books I have carried there), it has dawned on me that my method of transporting them must change. What I need is a functional bag. I do apologise for using the 'f' word, please forgive me, but desperate times call for desperate measures people. Fortunately I seem to have come across lots of these types of 'f' bags that are very pretty too.

Uni Rucksacks

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
The first is my favourite, but equally the least likely to make it into my possession given the price. Number 4 reminds me vividly of the 'cartables' we used to carry around at school in France, although it's nothing on the Minnie Mouse one I used to own. Number 6 is technically entitled 'The Fjallraven Kanken Laptop Backpack', I think my Mum would even be proud of all the functional and practical compartments.

I've decided that I can justify the seemingly extortionate price of one of these on the basis that it will surely be cheaper than the surgery needed to rectify my body if I continue as I have, and I imagine they will last rather longer than the handbags we all used to prance around with in secondary school that definitely weren't designed for the job.

From my vast research I would recommend the following sites if you are looking for a backpack: Etsy, ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Ebay, or you might be able to pick one up at a market stall. (Make sure to check out the Men's section of these sites too.)But please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Now all I have to do is decide on one...


  1. One of these will definitely be coming home with me. Just which one? And since when did backpacks get so expensive?!?

  2. TeaDrinkingBookLover2 July 2013 at 10:57

    I know, I just can't choose! Probably since they suddenly came into fashion and all of a sudden they're double any kind of reasonable price :( boo X

  3. Also! YOU WON THE GIVEAWAY!!! How exciting is that?!?! :) xx

  4. Get one of biggest Cambridge Satchels! They're beautiful :) I love the first backpack though and I definitely get the whole handbag at secondary school thing!

  5. Have a look at TKMAXX if you've got one near you, I got a really cute navy blue bird patterned backpack there and there are prices to suit everyone.

    Dannielle @ Chic-a-Dee

  6. TeaDrinkingBookLover3 July 2013 at 17:00

    So so exciting! I can't believe it!!! :):) Thank youuuu! xxxxxx

  7. TeaDrinkingBookLover3 July 2013 at 17:01

    That's a really good idea. I've always loved the look of them, but I wondered whether they'd be practical if I was cycling.
    I know, it's so beautiful!

  8. TeaDrinkingBookLover3 July 2013 at 17:02

    Oh thank you Dannielle, I hadn't thought about TKMaxx. I will definitely check it out.