Black, all-cotton totes sporting, on the front, the phrase that made Bartleby the Scrivener famous, and, on the back, the Melville House logo. Roomy, with a sturdy and slightly-longer-than-usual white cotton strap that will allow you to wear it comfortably over your shoulder.

A random list of things you can carry in the new, improved bag:

  • A good chunk of the Art of the Novella Series
  • An entire baby
  • A complete French bulldog
  • Two full-sized cats, or eight to ten kittens
  • Hundreds of pencils sharpened by David Rees
  • Approximately 20 Criterion DVD’s (untested)
  • Diapers
  • A waffle iron
  • 33 lbs of wheat grain
  • A smarter pair of shoes
  • A huge wad of carrots
  • Sixteen flutes (standing vertically)
  • Differing amounts of rocks, depending on size
  • Seven squirrels (Maybe eight, but that could be dangerous)