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

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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.


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.


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


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