• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful. Would definitely recommend but add two more straps please.

    • Written by from Newnan

    I've had my Bookbook for Macbook Air for about two years. It has been very durable. I was afraid the leather finish would scratch badly but it does not. Looks as good as the day I bought it. I have had no issues with computer overheating. The main thing I wish they would add are two more elastic straps for the bottom corners of the case to keep the Air from sliding forward and out of the upper elastic straps. Perhaps there is an obvious reason not to that I haven't observed, but this has been a continual issue. After two years of continual use one elastic strap has broken and the zipper is starting to come loose from the cover (which may have received a bit of help from a certain nine year old boy). I will gladly buy another identical Bookbook case when this one bites the dust even with the minor issues.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid purchase

    • Written by from Toronto

    It's a bit pricey but well-made. Both protective and aesthetically pleasing.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    • Written by from Scarsdale

    Looks good and protects my computer well. I've dropped it a few times and the case has protected my laptop very well. To boot, when my apartment building was broken into, my laptop was the only one not stolen because of this case.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

    • Written by from Williamsport

    I ordered this case because it said it was for both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I can't speak for the MacBook Air, but as for the MacBook Air with Retina display, this case doesn't fit very snugly. The elastic retention straps at the top of the case barely grab the edges of the computer, and slip off when computer is opened fully while in the case. The case itself is very well made and sturdy. I ended up returning this case and ordering one from the Twelve South website, they make one specifically for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display that's only available on their website, according to the sales associate I spoke with at Twelve South. I haven't received a refund yet because I just sent it back today, the Apple return process is pretty painless though, and I'm supposed to get back the full $79.95 + Tax. I also didn't have to pay for return shipping, I just printed out the return label from the Apple website, attached it to the box it came in, and scheduled a pickup with FedEx. If this case fit the MacBook Pro with Retina display better, I would give it 5 stars.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Big

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This case is really well constructed and looks great, but is too big for the 13" macbook pro w/retina. There is almost a full inch of space left between the edge of the case and the computer at the top, and about a half an inch on the sides. This means that the elastic holding pieces on the corner barely reach the corner of the macbook, and so it falls out all the time. This also means that while the case may protect the computer from outside stimuli, my laptop is sliding around inside the case, which is no good.

    Maybe it's a better fit for the 15" but I wouldn't purchase is again for the 13".

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on you Twelve South

    • Written by from APO

    There was a very conscious decision to cut a corner on this product from Twelve South. It's clear, from the product that arrived today, that this case wasn't designed for my 13" Macbook Pro Retina display. There's a good 3/4" hanging off the edge of my computer and the elastic bands BARELY touch the screen.

    It's apparent that this company didn't want to produce another product line specifically for the MBPR and found it much more convenient to utilize the same case for several different model lines.

    Twelve South obviously isn't a company committed to excellence.

    I'm keeping the case because it looks cool, but it sure as heck isn't worth the price that was paid. Buyer beware.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this so much!

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    I saw Tom Hiddleston have this case and I thought it was a book. I saw it in the store and HAD to have it. I bought it for my macbook and LOVED it!!!! People always thinks it's a big book from far away. I just let them think that haha. It's worth the price, protects my macbook.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for the MacBook Pro with Retina 2013

    • Written by from New York

    I bought this along with my laptop later to find that it is not tall enough to fit the case. Very misleading. It's a nice case though.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sooooooo BIG and heavy!!!

    • Written by from Monrovia

    It literally made my brand new 15" retina MBP
    as big, bulky, and heavy as my old 17" 2007 MBP.
    It just took away from the whole point of a slim, new laptop.
    Bummer. I really loved the idea.
    Wish they would have just made it without the hard board inside.
    Zipper was a bit cheap, too.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for a carrying case...but not a protective cover!

    • Written by from Corona

    This is an attractive "carrying case"...but it doesn't fit as a protective case while using it. When you place your 13" MacBook Pro into the case and then place the top bungy corner straps over the top corners of the screen....they come off when using. This case is to big and WILL NOT stay of your laptop while using. Your laptop will have a nice cover to sit in but it won't adhere in any way to the case. Buyer beware.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too big and heavy

    • Written by from Westminster

    My 13" MacBook with Retina Display does NOT fit snuggly in the BookBook, as the pictures suggest it will. It slips out of the straps at the top. Perhaps it is mislabeled, but I'm not going to try again. The BookBook also significantly adds to the weight of the laptop. Why pay for a small light weight laptop when the carrying case is going to be so heavy? It would perhaps be fine carried on its own, but I need something to put inside my brief case without adding so much size and weight. I will be returning this product. Very disappointed. It does at least look cool.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy For Pro Retina !

    • Written by from Carmichael

    This Book Book case looks like it works great for the MacBook Air, but I recently purchased the MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13 and this thing is ill fitting at best. Well, if your intent is to just pop it in the case when your traveling it will technically work. If your looking for a case that will stay affixed to your MacBook while using it throughout your day, look elsewhere. You will be wishing you had when your stuck having to pay for return shipping.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from ontario

    okay, so i dont know how this fits for normal macbooks, but this case does not fit well with the macbook pro retina 2013. its a great design but it needs adjustments and styles for newer versions of the macbook lineups. I returned it within a week of using it.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks cool

    • Written by from Chicago

    This one looks cool, but it is too big for my MBP13. It seems huge for mine but too small for MBP15.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not really for Retina Display MBP

    • Written by from South Pasadena

    So I had bought this online through the apple store because it had high ratings and I liked the design of it. After receiving it through the mail, it does look nice BUT I would have to agree with one of the previous reviews stating that this was not really made for MBP with retina display. I am disappointed that the false advertising stated that it WAS for the retina display 13 inch (along with the Macbook Air), because even though it has enough room to cover the MBP, the corners that are supposed to hold the edges of the laptop together don't even protect the Macbook Pro (it's too high up) so it doesn't do its job of protecting the laptop, but instead just flaps loosely behind it when I have it open. I found a temporary solution which was to use a cloth to raise the back of my MBP up so that the top fits into the strings, but it looks really ghetto that way. I feel like they just advertised that it was for MBP retina in order to get more people to buy it, but it's kind of a waste of $ and I regret purchasing from this company.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it!

    • Written by from PALOS HEIGHTS

    I asked for this case for Christmas last year for my 13" MacBook Air. I really like it--it zippers closed and is very unique. The case is well made and protects my MacBook Air when I have to take it up and down my stairs or out and about. I can just toss it in a bag and don't need to bother with a laptop bag for protection.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    13" BookBook 2

    • Written by

    The Leather is thiner than thought, its look like a book very much.
    Easy to use, very hard, so smart and good fit for my MacBook Pro Retina.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Careful!! Do not buy

    • Written by from Richmond hill

    Warning! If your a 13" Macbook Pro with retina display user do not waste $80 dollars on this case. This may fit a 13" macbook Air perfectly, but not a 13" retina. When you put the retina in the case, the elastics barely grab on to the corners of your screen, and if you just open your retina display a tad bit past 90 degrees the elastics slip right off leaving you with a dangling back of the case. Due this problem it defeats the purpose of the case and i ended up returning this. I'v also seen in other reviews that people had the same problem!!

    In conclusion, this case is beautiful and is really made for the Macbook air, but do favour for yourself and do not buy this case if you have a macbook retina. I tell you this so you do not disappoint yourself.

    107 of 140 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Improvement

    • Written by from Warner Robins

    I LOVE the look of this case but have been frustrated with the way my MacBook Air slips around in it when unzipped. The elastic restraints in the top corners are not enough to prevent the slipping. I feel restraints or pockets should be added to the bottom corners of the case as well.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks like a Book

    • Written by from BLOOMFIELD

    It has a thin leather outer cover and compress cardboard for stiffness, and ultra suede lining with light padding. Care in closing and not forcing the zipper is key. Perfect fit even with plastic case on the apple. I find little fault with this case and I purchase two additional bookbooks for my other apple devices. Yes, it has scratches..you want it to have scratches and look used. It is a used book..duh! When hot in use I keep all devices in their respective bookbooks.

    11 of 11 people found this useful