12 iPad case covers and sleeves for a book nerd

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The best iPad case covers and sleeves for book lovers

Explore awesome iPad case covers and sleeves that give you the feeling of holding a real book.

Many users are looking for more original cases than the ones that are available in Apple store or online.

If you happen to be a book lover, you will probably at least try to check out how many – and how good – are the cases that give the feeling of holding and looking at a book.

Custom merchandise sites like Zazzle, Society6, Redbubble or CafePress offer one or two case models with a custom design. The best way to explore these sites is to search for a specific book or author (e.g. Harry Potter, Oscar Wilde), and narrow down the results by the medium type (iPad case).

On Etsy, the biggest online marketplace of artsy goods, you can find several literary iPad cases. You’ll also have a chance to explore wonderful handmade sleeves (it’s worth it, really!).

If your nerdiness reached the level, where you can only accept the iPad case that looks like the copy of your favorite book you own, try Caseable. Scan the cover, and use an online custom design feature offered by Caseable to design your very own iPad case.

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An updated overview of the best iPad cases, sleeves, and accessories from around the web. iPad 9.7 2018/2017, iPad Pro models 2018/2017, as well as older iPads.

12 iPad case covers for a book lovers


Vintage Book iPad Case Cover

Vintage Book iPad Case Cover. For all the fans of tech accessories that bring together the best of the analog and digital world – this slim case for the iPad Pro 10.5 looks like a vintage book. The bookish pattern is made both on the outside of the cover, but also on the inside.

This case design is one of the most popular these days. It’s offered for several iPad models and by several sellers, so it’s good to check out both Amazon and eBay for the most affordable option.

You can choose from four colors: Blue, Brown, Gray, and Red. We link to the version for iPad Pro 10.5 offered by Jgoo. ⇢ Amazon – $22.99.


Sherlock Holmes iPad Folio Case - all current models

Sherlock Holmes iPad Folio Case. Chiclit Designs offers on Etsy a folio stand case with the image resembling the book cover of Sherlock Holmes book.

The case is available in sizes that fit most currently offered iPad models, including the iPad Pro 10.5 and the 2017 9.7-inch regular iPad. A typical folio design enables the user to turn the case into a stand. The back of the book features one of the quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

In Chiclit Designs Etsy shop you can also order a personalized book cover for your iPad. Simply put all you want to do in a message to seller. ⇢ Etsy – $64.


Twelve South BookBook iPad Case - for iPad and iPad Pro models

Twelve South BookBook iPad Case. This legendary vintage book-style case for iPad had literally created the market for bookish iPad accessories. Many third-party case producers try to mimic the style and feel of Twelve South’s BookBook, but in most case fail to offer the same premium quality.

The case will make your iPad the most precious book you’ll ever hold in your hands. It has a built-in stand, convenient for typing or watching. The tablet is secured in place by a leather frame that gives access to all ports and buttons.

Made of genuine luxury leather in a few design options, it’s available for Apple’s current tablets, both the regular iPad and iPad Pro (including the 12.9-inch). ⇢ Amazon – from $29.99.


Fintie Antique Book Case for iPad Pro 12.9

Fintie Antique Book Rotating Stand Case for iPad Pro 12.9. This case combines the functionality of a rotating stand case with the feel and look of an old book bound in leather.

The case is, however, not made from a genuine leather, but a special polyurethane material that ideally mimics the leather look. The case was designed to fit both 2015 and 2017 iPad Pro tablet with the 12.9-inch display. It wakes up the tablet when you raise the front cover.

Dual-layer interior perfectly protects the iPad from dust and scratches. The rotating mechanism enables you to turn the case into a stand in both portrait and horizontal position. ⇢ Amazon – $19.99.


My Adventure Book Zipper iPad Sleeve

My Adventure Book Zipper iPad Sleeve. Among several bookish iPad sleeves offered by iSleeve, we’ve found this gorgeous design – My Adventure Book.

This padded case is made of 2 mm cardboard and plastic with a canvas on the front and leather spine. A soft velvet is used inside to protect the iPad against dust and scratches.

The sleeve is handmade to order, and you can choose from several iPad models that are supported. Besides the featured design, you can choose the design of any book or even send your own. ⇢ Etsy – $29.99.


Distressed Leather iPad Pro Sleeve

Distressed Leather iPad Pro Sleeve. This multifunctional sleeve is a great option for anyone who loves to keep both the iPad and the read book. An internal pocket on the left is perfect for the Apple tablet, while you can insert the book or a notebook on the right side.

There are also smaller pockets for documents, cables, credit cards and pens. Several iPad models are on the list of supported devices, including iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9. ⇢ Etsy – from $45.


Icarecase Genuine Leather Vintage Case for iPad 9.7

Icarecase “Vintage Series” Genuine Leather Vintage Case for iPad 9.7. If all you need to get the feel of an old book is a genuine leather, take a look at the case offered by Icarecase. It’s handmade of 100% pure vintage genuine cowhide leather.

Each piece of natural leather has its own veins and pores, so the texture of each product is unique. The case is a typical folio design. It can be used as a stand, in both vertical (watching videos) and horizontal (writing emails) position.

The entire case is made of leather, even the backshell – which is typically made of hard plastic. The case is compatible with 9.7-inch iPad models. ⇢ Amazon – $39.99.


Book Your Case iPad Dual Zipper Sleeve

Book Your Case iPad Zipper Sleeve. Here is an interesting alternative to case covers or leather sleeves – a zipper sleeve from Book Your Case. It’s made in such a way that a zipper (in white or beige) mimics inside pages, offering a look of a closed book.

The inside of the case is lined with a velvety soft interior to cushion your iPad inside. Dual zippers, with leather pulls, allow you to charge your iPad while it’s safely stored inside.

In Book Your Case Etsy shop, you can choose from several specific book covers, including 1984, Picture of Dorian Gray, A Game of Thrones, or The Neverending Story. ⇢ Etsy – $29.99.


Auaua iPad 9.7 Book-style Folio Stand Case

Auaua iPad 9.7 Book-style Folio Stand Case. Here is another case that gives the feel of holding a notebook or book. It’s designed for 2017 Apple iPad 9.7 tablet and offers all you need to comfortably use it for watching, reading, and writing.

The case has a modern look with a thin stripe that enables to combine two faux leather materials in different color and texture. Looking for other color combinations? There are fifteen variants to choose from! ⇢ Amazon – $15.99.


Crazy Horse iPad Leather and Felt Sleeve

Crazy Horse iPad Pro Leather and Felt Sleeve. Here is another sleeve that would give you the feeling of holding a leather-bound vintage book. Designed and hand-crafted by Crazy Horse, this luxury sleeve is made of classic saddle leather combined with thick 100% wool felt.

The case fits iPad Pro with an attached smart keyboard or iPad Air with smart cover. You can also get the sizes tailored to other iPad models. You can personalize the sleeve with a text. Just write it down in a message to seller when making an order. ⇢ Etsy – $99.


Jane Austen iPad case covers from Chiclit Designs

Jane Austen iPad case covers. Fans of romance novels will fall in love with these cute case cover designs that look like new editions of the famous novels by Jane Austen.

Each case closes with a magnetic clasp and can be used as a stand. The iPad is held in place with a solid internal plastic shell that gives access to all ports and buttons. The case comes with a free screen protector.

Chiclit Designs offers currently four Jane Austen iPad covers: Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. You can get them for all current iPad models, both the regular line and iPad Pro. On the list of supported devices, you will see older tablets as well. ⇢ Etsy – $64.


Edgar Allan Poe iPad 2017 Case Cover

Edgar Allan Poe iPad Case Cover. Something special for the lovers of Edgar Allan Poe who own iPad Pro 10.5 tablet. This slim and lightweight case from Head Case Designs features a portrait of your beloved author in a 19th-century style book cover art.

Other vintage designs are also available. ⇢ Amazon – $36.99.

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iPad dimensions ( height × width × depth )

Model Inches Millimeters
iPad Mini 1 7.87 × 5.30 × 0.28 200 × 134.7 × 7.2
iPad Mini 3, 2 7.87 × 5.30 × 0.29 200 × 134.7 × 7.5
iPad Mini 4 8.00 × 5.30 × 0.24 203 × 134.8 × 6.1
iPad 9.7 (2017) 9.40 × 6.60 × 0.29 240 × 169.5 × 7.5
iPad Air 1 9.40 × 6.60 × 0.29 240 × 169.5 × 7.5
iPad Air 2 9.40 × 6.60 × 0.24 240 × 169.5 × 6.1
iPad 4, 3, 2 9.50 × 7.31 × 0.37 241.2 × 185.7 × 9.4
iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) 9.80 × 6.80 × 0.24 250.6 × 174.1 × 6.1
iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) 12.0 × 8.68 × 0.27 305.7 × 220.6 × 6.9
iPad Pro 9.7 (2016) 9.40 × 6.60 × 0.24 240 × 169.5 × 6.1
iPad Pro 12.9 (2015) 12.0 × 8.68 × 0.27 305.7 × 220.6 × 6.9

Where can I buy iPad cases and covers?

Have you found the iPad case or sleeve that perfectly suits your needs? If not, make sure to explore these sites for more recommendations.

Amazon – the best site to find alternatives for the original iPad case. There are currently almost 9 million results for a search phrase “iPad case.” It’s a good destination if you are looking for third-party cases and sleeves – in a lot more color variants.

eBay – when you’ll go through the branded cases on Amazon, you’ll find out that many covers have a quite similar construction, and differ only in colors. On eBay, you can find the similar cases. Most of them are unbranded, and that means you’ll be able to buy them for a lower – sometimes much lower – price.

Etsy – this is our favorite marketplace for hand-crafted items. You’ll find here tons of beautiful iPad sleeves and covers. Many of these cases can be customized to your needs. If you want to get a unique, insanely cute sleeve – look no further than Etsy.

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