BookBook for MacBook

BookBook for MacBook

BookBook for MacBook Air & Retina— 11” Air BookBook for MacBook Air & Retina — 13” Air & Pro BookBook for MacBook Air & Retina — 13” Retina BookBook for MacBook Air & Retina — 15” Retina BookBook for MacBook Air & Retina— 12” MacBook
  • 11-inch Air
  • 12-inch MacBook
  • 13-inch Air/Pro
  • 13-inch Retina
  • 15-inch Retina

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A most novel idea in MacBook protection.

  • Designed for: MacBook MacBook Air MacBook Pro MacBook Pro with Retina

Designed exclusively for your MacBook, BookBook is a totally unique case that delivers as much personality as it does protection. Weighing as little as 13.5 ounces, this handmade, genuine leather case offers hardback book covers, reinforced corners and a cushioned spine to absorb outside impacts. The inside of the case is lined with a velvety soft, chocolate brown interior to cushion your MacBook open or closed.

“Twelve South has created the most creative and inspiring MacBook case ever. It's no wonder it quickly replaced my boring neoprene sleeve.” - Editors Choice, GadgetMac

Protection from cover to cover.

To keep your MacBook safe, BookBook has two rigid, hardback covers for impact protection. A tough spine and reinforced corners add another layer of defense. Inside the slim case, your Mac rests between two super soft, chocolate brown, padded cushions, which look amazing against the silver finish on MacBook.

Doubles as a stealthy mystery novel.

One of the coolest features of BookBook is the fact that it disguises your MacBook, making it look like a vintage book. Tucked safely inside BookBook, your Mac is kept out of sight, even while sitting in your dorm room, coffee shop or anywhere else you take your Mac. Along with protecting your Mac from the rigor of the road, BookBook helps keep it out of the hands of thieves.

Details make this a best-seller.

BookBook is made with genuine leather and hand distressed so no two are exactly alike. Designer cornices on the top of the case add a visual cue to ensure you always open BookBook right-side up. Use BookBook as a traditional sleeve or use the two soft elastic bands to steady your Mac while you work with it resting inside the case. Dual zippers, with leather pulls, let you charge your MacBook while it’s safely stored inside BookBook.

Made just for your ultra-thin MacBook.

When it comes to MacBook sleeves and cases, one size does not fit all. BookBook is hand tailored to fit the thin profile of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display. With BookBook, carrying the thinnest MacBooks becomes a lot more fun and comfortable.

Meet the whole family.

Our library of BookBooks covers iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. These beautiful, genuine leather cases look and feel like vintage books. Hardback covers protect your device and the unique design disguises your Mac, protecting it from theft. BookBook for iPhone doubles as a wallet.

BookBook Specs


Height: 12.2 inches (310 mm)
Width: 8.19 inches (208 mm)
Depth: 1.02 inches (26 mm)
Weight: 13.5 ounces (383 g)


Height: 13.18 inches (335 mm)
Width: 9.84 inches (250 mm)
Depth: 1.02 inches (26 mm)
Weight: 17.8 ounces (505 g)

13" Retina

Height: 12.9 inches (329.55 mm)
Width: 9.3 inches (237 mm)
Depth: 1.06 inches (27.07 mm)
Weight: 15.65 ounces (444 g)


Height: 14.76 inches (375 mm)
Width: 10.55 inches (268 mm)
Depth: 1.18 inches (30 mm)
Weight: 22.2 ounces (629 g)

What’s in the box

BookBook for MacBook Air & Pro Retina


BookBook FAQs

Will you be making a BookBook for the new 12-inch MacBook?

Yes, we will be making a BookBook for the new 12-inch MacBook, which will be available this Fall. To be alerted when the new BookBook is available, please sign up here.

If you would like a BookBook before then however, the 11-inch MacBook Air model does fit the new 12-inch MacBook nicely. To get an idea for overall fit, check out the photo below. As you can see there is extra room on left and right, but the MacBook does not move around in the case during use.

How is this BookBook different from the other BookBooks you sell?

As the name implies, BookBook for MacBook Air/Pro Retina is made precisely for these ultra-thin Macs. Each BookBook we make is for a specific Apple product, including BookBook for MacBook Pro, which fits 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro and BookBook for iPad.

What is the benefit to keeping my MacBook inside BookBook?

Chances are there is a lot of valuable information on your MacBook, including documents, photos, music and videos. The best way to guard those important files is to back them up regularly (with a program like Time Machine) and keep your Mac stored in a hardback case like BookBook.

Will my BookBook for MacBook work with my unibody MacBook Pro?

Yes. The 13" and 15" Unibody MacBook Pros do fit in the 13" BookBook for MacBook Air and 15" Bookbook for MacBook Pro Retina, respectively. It may be a little snug at first, but like a good leather shoe it will stretch and fit perfectly in a short amount of time.