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Hollow Book Safe - A Silence of Desire with Heart Cut-Out

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What a great title and great book for a heart!

A Silence of Desire by Kamala Markandaya, a vintage 1960 abandoned library book, has been rescued and given new life as a book safe with a romantic heart carved from its pages.

♥♥♥ Great for a Valentine or a Wedding ♥♥♥

The first few pages of each of my hollow books are left to disguise the secrets that are hidden inside. What is left is then glued together using archival bookbinder's glue and then carved out to create the silhouette of the heart.

The silhouette reveals a neutral sheet of 100% recycled handmade paper with specks of glitter and gorgeous beige tones. The cover is black book cloth with the title in an Aladdin type font on the cover in gold. Also on the spine.


These vintage book safes are sure to please a collector of any kind! They can be used as they're intended (as safes hidden on a book shelf to hide your treasures, or your vices) or as a jewelry box on your dresser, or perhaps a conversation piece on your coffee table.

Book measures approx: 5 1/2" x 8"
Depth of hollow space: 3/4"

Silence of Desire is a discarded vintage book that has seen many years of wear, tear, and Love.

Hollow Book Safe - A Silence of Desire with Heart Cut-Out


  • Materials: literature, book, glue, heart
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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