As a die-hard book addict (as objects, not just what's inside them), I wasn't at all sure when e-readers first appeared on the market. Then, I was bought a Kindle as a gift and fell in love; my very own portable library. It's no wonder the gadgets have taken the world by storm but, in my humble opinion, they do feel a bit odd in the hand. That is, until you pop them into a nice cover.
1. This Kindle Fire cover is handmade in England from recycled leather and it’s a beautiful shade of peacock green. I adore the ‘satchel’ styling; the blue pocket on the front and the buckle fastening (which has a press stud to make it easy to use). £29.99 from Waterstones.
2. Run For Cover case for the Kindle Touch featuring Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The case is made from PVC, and is lightly padded to keep your Kindle safe and costs just £14.99 from TruffleShuffle.
3. Pretty floral cover by Nica in a fresh mint green. Made from coated canvas with a faux suede inner. £25 from John Lewis.
4. Staying with the floral theme, how about this fabric case? Handmade to order using Cath Kidston Provence Rose fabric, the case is lightly padded and is flexible enough for you to bend the front cover back if required. It's available in different sizes to fit the various Kindle models and in either a coral pink or grey colourway. £36.50 from NotOnTheHighStreet.
5. For people who want their e-readers to look and feel as much like a book as possible, Klevercase have developed a beautiful range of covers. They use material that looks like cloth and leather (although it isn't) and bookbinding paper to make Kindle cases that look like real hardback books. They have an interior made from 'moulded TPU' and, as your Kindle fits snugly in this, there's no need for a closure on the cover (which would spoil the illusion of a 'real' book). The cases are handmade to order in England and there are lots of styles available including Dracula (a cloth-look blue book), Einstein's Theory of Relativity (tooled, leather-look), Peter Pan, and a James Bond range. Pictured above is Emma by Jane Austen, priced £24.99 from Klevercase.