Sure, there are lots of waterproof pouches and cases out there, meaning you can enjoy your smartphone or tablet in the rain, shower or even under the sea. But what about a book? The Japanese are a curious mix of analog and hi-tech, and this item springs right out of that hybrid sensibility. If you want to enjoy your favorite tome but haven't made the shift to the digital revolution yet, the Japanese have got you covered for every eventuality, including reading in the bath. Yes, the You-Bumi (literally "bath literature") is a brilliant invention of the why-didn't-I-think-of-that kind and we love its simple ingenuity.
Great for using in a pool, jacuzzi or bath, the inflatable You-Bumi retains air inside along with the book so it will float as well as protect against careless splashes. On top of the holder and fastener for the book itself, it also has special slots for fingers so you can turn the page and grip your book naturally. While Japanese novels are usually quite small, the You-Bumi's bag is even big enough to hold a range of differently sized books. What more could a bibliophile want?!
The You-Bumi Waterproof Book Cover Bath Bag features: