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EReader Hollow Book Case with Stylus Storage

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There are plenty of eReader, Kindle, and Nook cases out there. There are plenty of instructables for such cases, and plenty that involve hollowing out a book, but not very many that include stylus storage, which was one of my main goals in making this case.

I made this for one of my friends here at college who has a Sony Reader. (She also happens to have a wonderful book review blog here) If you made this for anyone with an ereader, from that weird aunt to your significant other, I'm sure they'd appreciate it, so lets begin!
 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

You don't need all that much, really.

Materials:

 - Book a bit bigger than your reader (I'll talk about picking a book next)

Tools:

 - Plain old Glue ,the white cheap elmers kind is good
 - a cutting implement of some kind. I recommend an x-acto or craft knife
 - (sorta optional) a brush with which to... brush on the glue
 - (optional) a stack of books to set on top of your case at various points. Miscellaneous heavy objects will work too.
 - (optional) some sandpaper to smooth out the sides of the paper later on
 - (optional) you may or may not need them, but scissors are handy to have on hand

Miscellaneous:

 - Reader of some sort. This one uses the sony reader, but any reader (kindle, nook, etc) will be fine. If you don't have one... well, you'll have a nice empty case.
PhantomX9998 months ago
only three things i see that this needs. An elastic band to hold down the sides so it doesn't slide out. Maybe some soft pads under neath the e-ready just in case of drops. And something to help keep it closed might also be nice.
Cleopatran10 months ago
The site is doing weird so i can't reply on my own post.

And I still have to add a third rubber band on the inside on the right sidefor extra sturdiness so the e-reader won't fall out. I've stapled one on the backside so the book won't open easily and placed one on the inside so the reader can't fall out unintentionally.. I've run out of rubber bands :(.
Cleopatran10 months ago
Finished mine! :D I found a suitable book, size-speaking, so I've 'decorated it witch some stickers :D. It was an old Goosebumps Junior bookl... But I'm very please with the end result and with this instructable! :D Only regret I have is that the knife I was using could've been a little bit sharper...
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Amelika1 year ago
I found this book in a "going to be recycled" area at a yardsale/booksale. It'll stop people from asking what I'm reading, I think. :D
Unfortunatley, My daughter wants it too. I told her to use an Agatha Christie (which I also found in the same booksale area).
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Did you measure out exactly the size of your ereader on the page, or did you cut it just a tiny bit bigger than your ereader?
I turned the ereader upside down to get the most accurate measurement (at least for the shape of the ereader I was using, it was widest at the front) and traced. I eyeballed the margins first to make sure they were fairly even on the top/bottom/sides before I put the pencil mark down.
Frabjous. Now I just need to find an expendable book and somehow put the words "DON'T PANIC" in large, friendly letters on the cover for it to be perfect. ;)
The local thrift store or used book store would probably be a good place to find one :) I wish you luck! Post a pic if you get it done, I'd love to see what you come up with.
Awesome! And I agree, that is the perfect book to use!
It really was, thanks :)
Dude! Destroying a Tom Corbett book is a crime against humanity! ;)
ThatEmilyPerson (author)  Karel Jansens2 years ago
Awww, but it was just so perfect! Besides, at least now it has a use; previously it was just sitting around gathering dust in my school's free store.
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