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BookTok has become a resource for discovering the hottest and most talked-about books while providing recommendations for everything from the best musician memoirs to mysteries, thrillers and cheesy romance novels. Now, TikTok users are claiming to have found a stylish yet compact solution to carrying your Kindle Scribe and more — and no, it’s not another giant travel tote bag.
There exist fanny packs and sling bags that are wide enough to carry your Kindle and most hard copy books for as low as $7. And it won’t just fit your books; the styles that TikTokers have found have enough room for the digital book and then some.
User @literaryhaylee showed off a simple yet compact fanny pack featuring a clip on strap that you can wear around your waist or across your chest — and it’s on sale for 46% off! Take it to the park or use it as a cute piece of festival gear to store all your travel necessities in.
“I swear this fits,” @literaryhaylee says in the video while seamlessly sliding a Kindle Paperwhite into the black fanny pack.
Unless you’re using Audible, which will allow you to plug in to some audiobooks, having a compact bag will make carrying your books and ebooks simple without weighing you down. The style has earned the label of an Amazon Choice for Fashion Waist Packs by WITROMAN and has sold more than 4,000 in the past month, according to the online retailer.
WITROMAN Belt Bag Fanny Pack
Rather than carry a unique-shaped purse, this belt bag oozes portability with a slim yet lightweight material that’s made from a waterproof nylon material. Not only is it built to withstand rain, but it’ll keep everything from your Kindle, smartphone, wallet and more safe and secure. You can take it everywhere from festivals and concerts (just check the bag requirements beforehand) and brunch with your friends.
That’s not the only style that’s gaining attention either: If you’re looking for a more chic design, TikTok user @sarahsomewherereading recommends a Brixley Crossbody Bag, which is not only on sale for $29, but supports a small woman-founded business that aims to provide trendy traveling pieces.
“Also can be worn five different ways — I am absolutely obsessed with it,” the text reads across the video.
Brixley Crossbody Bag
Choose from five colors: cream, clear, black clear, beige and black, and enjoy the ability to customize every use. Inside the crossbody bag, you’ll have access to various pockets and sleeves as well as have room to hold your Kindle, keys, wallet and more. Since there are various connection points, you can wear the bag as a fanny pack, standard crossbody, shouldered, across the chest or as a mini backpack.
Since it exudes a sleek yet trendy look, the style has racked up a 4.7 star rating on Amazon with verified shoppers praising its ability to be worn with everyday outfits while also being made from durable materials.
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