A century later, the Boston Public Library's bookbag still delivers
More than 100 years ago, the workers of the Boston Public Library figured out that the best way to ferry books between their branches was in this deep, heavy-duty, easily grasped bag -- one in each hand, to balance the load. Our re-creation of this living antique is true to the original but even stronger. Imagine how many grocery bags you can carry in one trip rather than ten. And how easily yoga mats and gym gear will transport. Inside the delivery bag is the quotation that's etched on the Boylston Street side of the main library: "The commonwealth requires the education of the people as the safeguard of order and liberty."
- Rugged canvas with robust handles
Double stitched and reinforced with a double bottom
Capable of holding 27 pounds of books
Just 1 1/2 pounds empty
15W x 10 3/4D x 22 1/4H
A portion of each sale benefits the Boston Public Library, America's only public library that is also a presidential library, and where its 28 branches still shuttle books in these bags every day.
Thank you for doing good in the world of reading
When you purchase this Levenger Partnering for Good
product, know that you're doing good in the world for readers. Through this program, we support the libraries, museums and other cherished institutions that nurture reading.