Twelve South's BookBook case and wallet holds your iPhone, your ID, debit/credit cards, and cash so you'll have everything in one place when you're out and about. With the look of a tiny vintage book, BookBook is a high-quality leather case that's hand-distressed to give each one a unique finish.
Protection and access
Safeguard your iPhone 4S while retaining edge-to-edge access to the touch screen and full use of buttons and ports. You can also charge or listen to your iPhone without removing it from BookBook.
A built-in ID window lets you show your drivers license without taking it out, plus an easy thumb-slide for those occasions when you do have to remove your ID. Vertical slots and one horizontal pocket hold debit/credit cards, cash and receipts.
- Miniature book doubles as wallet and iPhone case
- Protects your iPhone while allowing edge-to-edge use of touch screen
- Quick-pull tab for quickly removing or inserting your iPhone
- Convenient ID window with thumb-slide
- Charge/sync your iPhone while still in its case
- Eliminates the need to carry a wallet
- Disguises your wallet and iPhone as a vintage, pocket-sized book
- Made with high-quality, genuine leather
- Hand distressed so no two are exactly alike
Did you notice?Hand distressing gives each BookBook case for iPhone a finish unlike any other.
Apple Recommends ForCarry everything in one place—and protect it—thanks to this combined wallet and case for iPhone 4S.
What's in the Box?
- Twelve South BookBook Case for iPhone 4S/4
- Form Factor: Wallet
- Material: Leather
- Mfr. Part Number: 12-1208
- UPC or EAN No.: 851522002443
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One year
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Ratings & Reviews
Cute little book.
I bought this from the actual Apple store in Sacramento. I played around with it a bit before purchasing just to see if I was okay I bought this from the actual Apple store in Sacramento. I played around with it a bit before purchasing just to see if I was okay with how it sat in the case before purchasing. Here are somethings that don't knock any stars off, but you should be aware of:
It feels funny talking with the phone to your ear. I use an ear piece, bluetooth or speakerphone normally, so this is not a big deal to me.
Fits only a few credit cards/ID - 3 total. If you try to jam too many more than it looks bulky.
There is no hole in back for the camera. I answered a question on this that details a case I visually saw in the store (owner had taken case to shoe repair store and had them punch a perfect little circle) and he showed me that taking pictures was a not a problem. I haven't done this yet so I just move the camera up a touch out of the case and take the picture. No big deal to me, but if you are a serious camera user, maybe this isn't the case for you. I take a couple pictures a day and I am happy with it.
Basically, the case is not for the heavy user who will drop it, get it wet, or uses their camera a whole lot. If you have an iphone and carry it more than you use the functions, then this is for you. I use it quite a bit, but I accept the fact that there are some limitations. I won't subtract any stars because I bought it after playing with it and fully knowing the drawbacks ... full disclosure for myself :) …
- Written by Heather S from Vacaville
93 of 97 people found this useful
LOVE this thing.
I almost didn't buy this because there is no hole for the camera and I didn't think I'd use it that much as a wallet, but I was wr I almost didn't buy this because there is no hole for the camera and I didn't think I'd use it that much as a wallet, but I was wrong! I am always switching out purses and wallets and now that I keep only the most important cards in my BookBook, I am good to go regardless of what purse I'm using! I get SO many compliments on it and it matches my laptop and ipad cases. Not having a hole for the camera IS a design flaw, but not that big a deal. It is easy enough to just shove it up an inch to take the pic. The leather is absolutely holding up well, and I have zero regrets about buying this great and unique little phone case! …
- Written by SUE C from HUNTINGTON BEACH
51 of 51 people found this useful
No camera port!
Beware that you must remove phone from case to take a photo. Nice case, looks good, but I wish that I had been made aware of the c Beware that you must remove phone from case to take a photo. Nice case, looks good, but I wish that I had been made aware of the camera problem. …
- Written by JONATHAN B from Burke
52 of 61 people found this useful
Awesome! Last forever! Constant compliments!
I baught this case right away when I baught my iphone 2-3 years ago and it still looks brand new. Even though its not one of the c I baught this case right away when I baught my iphone 2-3 years ago and it still looks brand new. Even though its not one of the cases that says it will protect like crazy from drops, it has done a great job at it. Not a single scratch chip, mark on my phone. Having my wallet as my phone case as well is super handy too. I get compliments all the time on it. When ever I pull out my wallet to pay for things people are always asking and noticing it. Best Case Ever. …
- Written by Garrison C from OWEN SOUND
2 of 2 people found this useful
Love, love, love this case!
I LOVE this BookBook! It is the handiest thing I could have ever found to carry my phone and basic ID in. It holds my phone, dri I LOVE this BookBook! It is the handiest thing I could have ever found to carry my phone and basic ID in. It holds my phone, driver's license, military ID, one debit card, & one credit card, plus two paper medical insurance cards, without bulging - everything I need for any foreseeable situation! My husband bought it for me almost a year ago and it has not left my side. It is all I need to run to the store, mall, restaurant, or just about anywhere I need money & my phone. It is true that you cannot take a picture while the phone is in the case, but I'm not the person you see constantly snapping photos. This case works for me better than anything else out there. I hope they make it for iPhone 5 as well, because I plan to get one before the year is out. …
- Written by Debra H from Colorado Springs
1 of 1 people found this useful
I've been very impressed with previous purchases I've made from Twelve South, and this one is no exception! There is enough room f I've been very impressed with previous purchases I've made from Twelve South, and this one is no exception! There is enough room for my drivers licence, health card, debit card, credit card, work ID and a small amount of cash. My old wallet was filled with store loyalty cards etc, which I have now digitized into my iPhone using the excellent app Lemon Wallet and Apple's passbook app. Two complaints I have are the lack of a hole in the back for the camera, and the volume and mute buttons are difficult to access (both of these issues have been addressed in the iPhone 5 version)
Those two issues aside I would recommend BookBook to any iPhone user! …
- Written by Ed W from Alliston
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Isn't there a chance the magnetic field that the phone produces will demagnetize your credit cards or any RFID access cards you may carry?
- Asked by Lee K from Levittown
- Aug 31, 2012
I have a similar case that hold 3 cards and I've never had a problem with the magnetic strips. All I have a similar case that hold 3 cards and I've never had a problem with the magnetic strips. All have worked just fine. I've been using this case for 5 months now. Great case, very cool to have your cards with your phone. To see the case, just search amazon for Incipio Stowaway Credit Card Case for iPhone 4/4S …
- Answered by David T from Provo
- Sep 13, 2012
Can this one be used for a 4 or only 4S?
- Asked by Dennis M from Fort Mcmurray
- Dec 6, 2013
No answers yet
Can I use the main camera (not just facetime) and flash without taking it out of the case?
- Asked by Jessica M from Stirling
- Aug 29, 2012
I have this case and LOVE IT! All I did was borrow a leather hole punch, and punched a hole in the c I have this case and LOVE IT! All I did was borrow a leather hole punch, and punched a hole in the case where the camera lens is, and I never have to take it out of the case any more. This works great, and has not damaged the integrity of the design at all. It has been months since I did this, and I have experienced no problems. I have ordered the new iphone 5, and I sure hope they have a case like this for it!! …
- Answered by Kim H from Invermere
- Sep 14, 2012
does it stay closed or those it form a V?
- Asked by Martin M from Miami Beach
- May 3, 2013
Is it too tight fitting that you wouldnt be able to have a case on it?
- Asked by Tyler G from Adelaide
- Sep 29, 2012
Yes. The book book is the case
- Answered by Carolyn H from Greensboro
- Dec 21, 2012
Will it fit in the back pocket of your jeans?
- Asked by Mary K from Centerville
- Nov 15, 2012
yes but I carry mine in my front left pocket. It is great: no need to carry a separate wallet. I und yes but I carry mine in my front left pocket. It is great: no need to carry a separate wallet. I understand they will have one for the iphone 5 that has a build in hole for he camera lenses. Will get it when I move up to a IPhone 5 in January. …
- Answered by Peter C from Moraga
- Nov 22, 2012