SecretSafeBooks

Hollow Books with a Magnetic Closure

Stillwater, Minnesota
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Announcement    Hollow Books precision handcrafted from real books with a scroll saw. Each Secret Safe Book is finished with archival bookbinding glue and powerful neodymium magnets to keep your secrets safe even when your book is upright.

All books you see in our shop are already crafted and ready-to-ship!

Fast & FREE USA Priority Mail Shipping
• 2 - 3 business days to arrive
• Express and International shipping available for additional fee

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We love photo reviews - keep those pictures coming and tag us if you post to IG! We're @secretsafebooks and #secretsafebooks

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 24, 2022

Hollow Books precision handcrafted from real books with a scroll saw. Each Secret Safe Book is finished with archival bookbinding glue and powerful neodymium magnets to keep your secrets safe even when your book is upright.

All books you see in our shop are already crafted and ready-to-ship!

Fast & FREE USA Priority Mail Shipping
• 2 - 3 business days to arrive
• Express and International shipping available for additional fee

psssst! Join our Newsletter for Promotions and Updates: eepurl.com/bwMLFX

We love photo reviews - keep those pictures coming and tag us if you post to IG! We're @secretsafebooks and #secretsafebooks

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About SecretSafeBooks

Sales 8,946
On Etsy since 2009

The Story of Secret Safe Books

Hello and thanks for taking the time to learn more about us!

I'm Kara, founder of Secret Safe Books. My husband John and I wear all the hats in our business: from handcrafting each book to taking product photos to hand-wrapping orders for shipping. I have a background in art and John has a business degree. I'm more of a free spirt, and he's more pragmatic, so we're a great fit.

The first chapter of Secret Safe Books was written in 2009. After I graduated from art school (where I happened to take a fortuitous book arts class!), I had a long string of odd jobs while I worked on painting and drawing, including horse-carriage driving, counting out drill bits, teaching simple book-binding, selling luggage, working at Barnes & Noble. It was at my most recent day job as an art gallery attendant in 2009 that I started dreaming of making hollow books in between the "Please don't touch" moments at the museum.

I've always been a shy bookworm, so carving out secret spots inside books (starting out with just a utility blade!) was a very fitting hobby. After crafting several books, I popped a Nancy Drew Secret Safe Book for sale on Etsy just on a whim. Soon Secret Safe Books were selling so well that my husband John developed a way to craft more quickly (and more beautifully) with a scroll saw.

After the plot was clear that crafting hollow books would balance the books, John and I wrote off our day jobs to dive into Secret Safe Books as a full-time business. The story continues as you, dear booklover, go on with wishes to keep under cover your treasures and your secrets - dark, deep, or lighthearted, funny and sweet.

Thanks again for reading our story! Enjoy 10% off your entire order of any in-stock secret safe books, use code at checkout: BACKSTORY10

Learn more about Secret Safe Books in Etsy's Featured Seller interview with Kara:
www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/featured-seller-secretsafebooks/

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  • Kara Witham

    Founder, Owner, Hollow Book Maker

    Hello, if you send Secret Safe Books a message, I'm the one responding to you! I do all the email correspondence and look forward to hearing from you.

  • John Witham

    Owner, Hollow Book Maker

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Last updated on Nov 2, 2021

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Do you take custom orders?

We take on a limited number of custom orders depending upon the type of request and turnaround time needed.

Please click contact on the homepage or in the listing to make your request, or email directly: Kara@SecretSafeBooks.com

Can you wrap and write a gift note?

• Yes, we personally hand-wrap all of our Secret Safe Books in brown kraft paper tied up with red & white string, topped off with our signature Secret Safe Books tag

• We offer the option to upgrade to luxe red satin ribbon at checkout.

• Library card gift note upon request: We'll date stamp and handwrite your giftee's name on a traditional library card.
Instructions:
In cart, click box "This order is a gift"; then click "Add gift message for free" (or put in Add a Note box). Enter following (as in example shown in 2nd to last image slide of each listing):
1. Title:
2. Date: (mo/day/yr)
3. To:
4. Message:
5. From:

If I order multiple books each wrapped, how can I tell them apart?

For orders of more than one book, we always attach a removable tag with the title on each wrapped book.

My giftee lives with me. Can you leave off "Secret Safe Books" so it won't spoil the surprise?

There will be no "Secret Safe Books" on the mailing package, so your secret is safe!