BookBook for MacBook

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  • 12-inch MacBook
  • 15-inch Retina
  • 11-inch Air
  • Rutledge
  • Brown

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A most novel idea in MacBook protection.

  • Designed for: MacBook USB-C (2015-current) MacBook Air MacBook Pro (2009-2012) MacBook Pro Retina (2012-2015)

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 interior to cushion your MacBook open or closed. BookBook for MacBook is available in both Classic and Rutledge Edition.

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“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

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Details make this a best-seller.

BookBook is made with genuine leather and hand distressed so no two are exactly alike. BookBook Rutledge makes this one-of-a-kind MacBook case even more unique with hand-dyed leather covers that result in a gorgeous sunburst appearance unlike anything you’ve seen before. 

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 bookmark pulls, allow you to charge your MacBook while it’s safely stored inside BookBook.

BookBook for MacBook Leather Case
  • BookBook for MacBook Leather Case
BookBook for MacBook Leather Case

Protection from cover to cover.

To keep your MacBook safe, BookBook has two hardback covers for everyday protection from impacts and drops. A rigid spine and reinforced corners add another layer of defense. Inside the slim case, a soft padded interior cushions your Mac, while protecting its finish. Dual zippers keep BookBook closed while still allowing you to charge your MacBook stored inside.

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.

BookBook for MacBook Leather Case

Rutledge Edition re-writes the book on finishing leather.

Want something even more special? The Rutledge Edition of BookBook is the most distinctive version of BookBook, and its remarkable design is a story in itself. We developed an entirely new technique for applying multiple layers of color, then carefully removing selected elements – revealing a radiant tapestry of hues and patterns. Each cover reveals a slightly different finish, as the brilliant tones follow the natural grain of the leather itself. This creates a premium yet distinctive look you won’t see on any other “me too” case or sleeve. Rutledge is a show stopper – and conversation starter – at the same time.

BookBook for MacBook Leather Case

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 for MacBook Leather Case

BookBook Specs


Compatible with:
11-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010-Early 2015)

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

BookBook Rutledge Edition:
Height: 12.3 inches (312 mm)
Width: 8.3 inches (211 mm)
Depth: 1.25 inches (32 mm)
Weight: 14.1 ounces (400 g)


Compatible with:
MacBook (Early 2015-Current)

BookBook Classic:
Height: 12 inches (305 mm)
Width: 8.27 inches (210 mm)
Depth: 0.86 inches (22 mm)
Weight: 13.4 ounces (380 g)

BookBook Rutledge Edition:
Height: 12 inches (305 mm)
Width: 8.27 inches (210 mm)
Depth: 0.86 inches (22 mm)
Weight: 12.3 ounces (350 g)


Compatible with:
13-inch MacBook Air (Early 2008-Current)
13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2009-Mid 2012)

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

BookBook Rutledge Edition:
Height: 13.4 inches (340 mm)
Width: 9.8 inches (249 mm)
Depth: 1.25 inches (32 mm)
Weight: 18 ounces (510 g)

13" Retina

Compatible with:
13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (Late 2012-Early 2015)

BookBook Classic:
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)

BookBook Rutledge Edition:
Height: 13 inches (330 mm)
Width: 9.3 inches (236 mm)
Depth: 1.25 inches (32 mm)
Weight: 16.9 ounces (480 g)


Compatible with:
15-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2008-Mid 2012)
15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (Mid 2012-Mid 2015)

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

BookBook Rutledge Edition:
Height: 14.9 inches (378 mm)
Width: 10.5 inches (266 mm)
Depth: 1.25 inches (32 mm)
Weight: 20.8 ounces (590 g)

What’s in the box

BookBook for MacBook


BookBook FAQs

Do the current BookBooks work with the 2016 MacBook Pros?

The new slim-line design of the most recent Apple MacBook Pro's means that our current BookBooks are off just enough that they aren't optimal for functionality. We have made some great updates to our current design and production is underway so we plan to have new BookBooks available for purchase in Summer 2017. If you'd like to be notified of the new MacBook Pro BookBook cases please sign up here

What is the difference between Classic Brown and Rutledge Edition?

The fit, function, and protection of the Classic Brown and Rutledge BookBooks are the same. The main difference between the two is the finishing treatment. The leather on the Rutledge BookBook is hand-compressed during the manufacturing process, giving it a thinner feel and a shinier, harder finish which is more resistant to scratching.  Additionally, the covers of the Rutledge BookBook have multiple hand-applied and hand-rubbed layers of dye, giving each one a unique, golden-red center which gradually darkens out toward the edges. If you are looking for a softer, more traditional leather finish then the Classic Brown version is the case for you. This leather case will naturally patina over time giving it a vintage look and feel. 

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.

Will BookBook fit in my computer bag?

A 13" MacBook with BookBook will fit inside a bag made for a 15" MacBook and a 15" MacBook with BookBook will fit inside a 17" bag. The bag should be the next size up from your MacBook.

Have more questions about BookBook for MacBook?

Check out our full list of FAQ's here!