SecretStorageBooks

Secret Storage Books - Real, Hollow Books, Handmade.

Campbell River, Canada · 1314 Sales

SecretStorageBooks

Secret Storage Books - Real, Hollow Books, Handmade.

Campbell River, Canada 1314 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Specializing in customized groomsmen book safes, and re-purposed law books, we also have a good selection of LARGE book boxes.

Plus, receive FREE tracked shipping for orders OVER $85 to US and Canada
Use coupon code FREESHIPPING85BUCKS during checkout!

Located in Canada and shipping all over the world, I make Secret Storage Books from gently used, real books. Come in and browse, and if you don't find the perfect book safe, check out www.secretstoragebooks.com for more.

Thanks for visiting my shop :)

Announcement
Last updated on May 23, 2016

Specializing in customized groomsmen book safes, and re-purposed law books, we also have a good selection of LARGE book boxes.

Plus, receive FREE tracked shipping for orders OVER $85 to US and Canada
Use coupon code FREESHIPPING85BUCKS during checkout!

Located in Canada and shipping all over the world, I make Secret Storage Books from gently used, real books. Come in and browse, and if you don't find the perfect book safe, check out www.secretstoragebooks.com for more.

Thanks for visiting my shop :)

Diane Melen

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Diane Melen

Large Hollow Book Safe - History of Chocolate
US$27.99
Secret Book Safe - Websters Dictionary
US$27.99
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About

It's not actually a secret...

I had a stained glass craft business for many years until tendon surgery in 2010. I learned I couldn't continue making my glass art full time anymore, so I started working at Secret Storage Books while I recovered. Secret Storage Books was a great place to work! And it was for sale! Two years later and I have taken the helm and moved the craft studio to it's new location here on Northern Vancouver Island.

My house and 1/2 acre are now bursting with old books, paper cutters, saws, fancy printers, and of course, finished bookboxes. We've given up a back bedroom (for the office) the garage (for shipping and inventory) and half of husband Craig's workshop (for the 1910 cast iron paper cutter that weighs a least a ton). We added a workshop in the back yard and converted a closet into an office supply cabinet.

Sheldon and Laurie and Jayne help out with production, and daughter Cathleen with the art work and overflow production as well as the Craft Shows in Vancouver. My husband Craig is truly my partner, strong back and rock!

The business has been going strong for over 15 years, so we know our bookboxes last!

Mainly I love bringing value and worth to discarded objects. I think our bookboxes are a truly great gift: thoughtful, personal, and useful. And re-purposed!

Diane

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  • Diane Melen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've always been an entrepreneur and crafter; from certified organic farming on Salt Spring Island, to crocheting, and unique stained glass, I'd much rather be doing something with my hands and brain than watch TV.

  • Jayne

    Shipping/production

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop! I think you might find something here for more than one person on your "to buy for" list!

If you don't see what you're looking for, drop me a line or give me a call - I have lots of stock that I haven't listed yet. If you have a favourite author, or don't see a certain subject, I might have it stashed away.

I also do custom work! For corporate or personal special events drop me a line for a quote. Price varies but is most affordable when you can spread the design cost over 5 or more books. One book usually costs $75 or more.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Etsy Gift Cards.

Taxes:
This is a Canadian company located in British Columbia,
GST or HST is charged on all shipments to our Canadian customers, plus PST if you're in BC.
Shipping
USA

• Single book safes will be shipped via Priority Mail, with tracked shipping and insurance. Arrival is usually 5 business days from order.

• Heavy book safes or two or more will be shipped via Priority Mail or FedEx.

• Express 2 day shipping with DHL. Add express to your cart here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/121471494/express-shipping-upgrade-to-canada-and?ref=shop_home_active_1

• Orders for $85 worth of safes get FREE tracked FedEx shipping!

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Canada
• Shipped via Canada Post as long as there is no possible outage. Otherwise we ship by Courier. (Note we cannot ship to a post office box.)
• Express shipping - please contact us for a quote.


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International

• Air Mail: We are working on a solution - contact us for updates. Orders will be held in the meantime and we will contact you.

≈≈≈ FREE SHIPPING on ORDERS over $85 ≈≈≈
Canada or the USA
During checkout, use coupon code FREESHIPPING85BUCKS (order must be more than $85)
More info here https://www.etsy.com/ca/help/article/350
Please note this discount cannot be applied retroactively.
Sorry Alaskans, can't include you up there for this promotion!


CLICK HERE for EXPRESS 2 DAY SHIPPING
https://www.etsy.com/listing/121471494/express-shipping-upgrade-to-canada-and?ref=shop_home_active_1

Shipping Times:
All shipments originate from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, usually shipped out the next business day.

Delivery times ------------------------------------------------------

• USA: 4-6 business days, single bookbox sent by Priority Mail with tracking info. Multiple bookboxes are sent FedEx ground, with a tracking number.

• CANADA: 2 - 8 business days, by Canada Post, tracking info available

• EUROPEAN UNION: 6-8 days, Air Mail ships like a letter with no tracking info.

• AUSTRALIA: 2-3 weeks, Air Mail ships like a letter with no tracking info

Insurance -------------------------------------------------------------

USA ORDERS Include up to $100 of insurance against proven loss.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - no insurance but a very reliable service!

Canada orders automatically have $100. insurance.

Rush Orders ----------------------------------------------------------

• USA and Canada: Usual cost for one book is $9 over the regular ship cost and will arrive two business days after we ship (not counting the actual ship day). So, an order placed Monday night will ship Tuesday AM and arrive Thursday afternoon.
Purchase "EXPRESS SHIPPING" for USA or Canada in the shop- or call toll free: 1-844-420-2665 (or regular line 778-420-2665)

• EU: I can usually ship to arrive in 4 business days for an extra $10-13 - I depends where you live. Convo me!

Taxes and Duties ----------------------------------------------------
My items are duty free for the USA, EU, and Australia. If you live in another country, please check with your customs agency before ordering!
For the UK, VAT on Hollow Books is ZERO RATED yipeee
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns:
Any regular purchase can be returned within 14 days of receipt
All returned items must be in their original condition
Refunds are based on the purchase price less a 10% restocking charge if you've simply changed your mind. Shipping charges are not refunded.
If the product arrived damaged, please below under "Additional Information"


Return Shipping Restrictions:
Please notify us before returning products
Send an advance email message letting us know to expect your package.
All returns MUST BE shipped by postal service
Courier shipments will be refused because of brokerage fees
Be sure to enclose the information needed to identify your package (original invoice)
Additional policies and FAQs
Warranty:
We guarantee the highest quality hollow book product on the market
Every book safe that we make is quality controlled at least two times
If you are not happy with one of our products they can be returned without questions.


Damage on Delivery:
If a product arrives damaged, please help us to find out why by immediately contacting us and the courier company that delivered it
We will try to recover the cost of the damaged goods from courier companies and may need your help
Products that arrive damaged will be replaced.