Leather Big Book Covers
by Desert Leathercraft LLC

(This web site is NOT associated with Alcoholics Anonymous ², A.A.³  and
is NOT General Service Office (GSO) conference approved.)
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¹The Big Book is a registered trademark of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
²Alcoholics Anonymous is a registered trademark of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
³A.A. is a registered trademark of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.


.: Welcome to Leather Big Book Covers

         Christmas Specials
Starting in September we are offering some discount specials on selected Big Book Covers. These cover are half assembled, ready for shipment in two days and all will have the following (no other customizing will be available):

   •B1 Basic Hardcover Big Book slip-on leather cover
   •Sewn with Black Thread (optional White Thread) all around the cover    
   •Leather cover color (see colors for special choices)
   •Optional name on spine FirstName LastInitial.
   •Optional sobriety date on spine mm/dd/yyyy
   •Serenity Prayer
   •Circle/triangle with Unity, Recovery & Service, plus "Trust God", "Clean House" & "Help Others" on leather applique
   •Medallion Holder with "Trust God, Clean House, Help Others" around the holder on leather applique
   •Strap and Snap to keep the cover closed

         Subtotal cost for cover: $129.95
         Shipping and Handling is: $ 9.00

Normal price, plus shipping is $138.95, but for September 2018 through Christmas the cost, including shipping will be $99. (about 30% discount).

When they are gone, they are gone!

To order, send an email with the text “Christmas Specials” as the subject and in the message give the: optional name, optional sobriety date and the number of the cover from the sample page. Please provide a shipping address and we’ll send an invoice payable with credit card through the PayPal system (you need not have a PayPal account).   

It's a new year and we have a new website. Several changes have been made:
(1) You can purchase "ready made" leather big book cover with a simple shoping cart system. (New, ready made covers will be added over time)
(2) Prices were adjusted to reflect material and labor costs.
(3) There is a "new look" to the website.

    Click to go to New 2018 Website!


Basic and Custom made-to-order Alcoholics Anonymous² Leather Big Book¹ Covers for your Big Book and other AA literature.

All covers are handmade from various types of leather. They are sewn with bonded polyester #207 thread or laced with black vegetable tanned cow hide. These leathers are not the "t h i n" leathers found in commercially produced covers nor are they "bonded" leathers. The covers are a "slip-on" design, much like the old way we used to cover our school books with cut up paper grocery bags. Most of the covers are chrome tanned cow hide in many colors and are smooth grained, pebble grained or have embossed finishes (Alligator, Ostrich, etc.). 

Leather is a natural product and may have some defects (e.g. range markings: healed scars, bug bites, brands, etc.).  Those marking are natural in real leather. None of the leather is bonded leather.  Most covers have an applique made from vegetable tanned cow that is dyed with a saddle tan antique dye to highlight lettering or custom carvings. 

.: Text & Symbol Decorations

The Basic Leather Big Book can be decorated. Please see How-to-Order for ALL the options available. You could have items such as these: 

  • ...and/or... Name
  • ...and/or... Serenity Prayer
  • ...and/or... Circle/Triangle 
  • ...and/or... Medallion coin holder
  • ...and/or... a short quote from Second Edition Big Book like "Easy Does It", "Thy Will be done". etc.   
  • ...and/or... any quote of your own
  • ...and many, many other items.....
  • .....as shown in this example and others in the Gallery:

.: Sample Big Book Covers Pictures

Plain basic covers:


Custom Text & Symbol made-to-order covers:


NEW Hide-on-Hair Book Covers

.: Hand Tooled Designs

Let your imagination run wild and have a Custom Leather Big Book Cover made for you. Those covers will be "one-of-kind" and are quite striking. And are, of course, take more time and more materials resulting in associated higher costs.


Leather Crafter
"Book Cover" Bob
Email: stelmack@nwlink.com

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