Hollow hide-away book safes
I have been making handmade hideaway book safes for a few years now for friends and family. Under their encouragement, I have started making them to offer for sale on ebay. My book safes are all handmade from books that were rescued from the garbage. I work with professional booksellers and use donated books that are simply unsellable and headed for the garbage.
I believe my books are about the best books on the market for several reasons: They are made from real books, so they look completely natural sitting on your bookshelf. They are handmade and inspected to insure quality. The one feature my books have that I have not seen on any other real recycled book is a magnetic closure.
I embed two magnets in the cover and two magnets in the pages to keep the cover from flying open and dumping your belongings out for the world to see. This method works well and requires an intentional effort to open the book, usually about 1-2 pounds of force. This doesn't sound like much, but unless you are hiding very heavy objects, it works just fine for keeping them intact. The rest of the pages are glued together to form a nice hollowed out book.
***Please note, these books are used. They have flaws. They are handmade, and not perfect. There may be marks on the cover where I inserted the magnets. If you want a "perfect" looking hideaway book that will stand out like a sore thumb, do not buy this. If you want a book with character that will blend in on your bookshelf, you will not be disappointed. In fact, if you are not happy with it, send it back for a full refund!
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. I also do custom orders, please email me for specifics and a quote.