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The Return of Sherlock Holmes
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Give the gift that keeps on giving in the form of conversation and laughs. My hollow books are all one of a kind and each carry with them a story of their own; one of your creation. Great gifts for both men and woman in your life, and sure to be a conversation starter whether you use it as a gift box to to hide something special or just as a coffee table book to hold a secret treasure.

{As a former English teacher and Lover of BOOKS you might be thinking; why tear up a book? Well, the answer is clear- this book's Fate was the landfill, and now, it's been turned into a brand new reclaimed design and given a new lease on life.}

I take discarded and abandoned books from libraries, auctions, basements and stores and turn them into one of a kind new and useful objects; saving them from their landfill Fate.

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First I leave a few pages near the beginning of the book to disguise what will be hidden inside, and then glue the rest together using archival bookbinder's glue. Afterward, I carved out the inside in the silhouette of Sherlock Holmes himself.

After carving a dark colored end sheet is revealed to better accentuate the cut-out. The cover for this book is hunter green with a navy spine.


Don't know what to hide inside? The possibilities are endless. Your own mystery can be held within!

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a discarded library book with the character of wear, tear, and Love added to its form and function.

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Not sure this title is the one for you? Well, there are plenty more to offer! Just check out the hollow book section to my store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ConduitPress?section_id=7870202. Be sure to check out the other great things to hide in discarded books as well: e-readers, iPads, cell phones, flasks, etc.

Hollow Book Safe -The Return of Sherlock Holmes with Sherlock Cut-Out

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: book, library book, hard cover book, glue, knife, paper
  • Feedback: 365 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Indiana, United States
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