BookEndDesigns

Hollow Book Safes, Book Flasks Gun Safes

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Top shop for gifts.

Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

BookEndDesigns is taking a short break

Loading

Note from shop owner BookEndDesigns is at The World Famous Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market!

Set up in Shelton Field Space F-25 from 9/7 to 9/12 Sunrise to close (usually 4 or 5 pm)


Come on out and pick your favorite book safe and shop 2 MILES of unique dealers!

If you can't make it to the show, the shop will be open again on 9/13 or 9/14.

In the meantime
Follow us on Instagram @BookEndDesigns #bookenddesigns
Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BookEndDesigns

Looking for the lamps?
Check me out @noxilluminations on Instagram

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 3, 2021

BookEndDesigns is at The World Famous Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market!

Set up in Shelton Field Space F-25 from 9/7 to 9/12 Sunrise to close (usually 4 or 5 pm)


Come on out and pick your favorite book safe and shop 2 MILES of unique dealers!

If you can't make it to the show, the shop will be open again on 9/13 or 9/14.

In the meantime
Follow us on Instagram @BookEndDesigns #bookenddesigns
Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/BookEndDesigns

Looking for the lamps?
Check me out @noxilluminations on Instagram

Steve

Contact shop owner

Steve

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(904)
See reviews that mention:
Quality 161 Shipping 207 Customer service 125

About BookEndDesigns

Sales 3,000
On Etsy since 2009

Giving New Life to Old Books and judging books by their covers on a daily basis

What is a book without its story? I like to think of BookEndDesigns as providing more than just a place to store that emergency hundred dollar bill where no one will find it, I like to find books that have titles and covers that let you insert your self into the book as if it were made for you. When you pick up a book that no longer tells you the story, it lets you make up your own, you get to make that book about the memory of going camping with Dad, or your that trip that changed your life or the stories Mom read to you as a kid and the same book can mean something different for everyone that picks it up.

Shop members

  • Steve

    Owner, CEO, Creator

    Steve Lives in Gloucester MA with his wife and two daughters. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design When not on etsy, Steve is a stone mason (the build a wall out of granite kind, not the hold the secrets of the universe kind)

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 19, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Can you make a cover with my logo/photo/personal design?

No, sorry. I don't make the books them selves, I search for real vintage books in a wide variety of subjects to try to find something to suit anyone and everyone but I do not make the covers. Search here on etsy for book makers, get them to make you a blank book and I can hollow it out for you after though.

Can you make a book that will specifically fit my phone/removable hard-drive/object of great importance?

Of course! For the best results I'd like you to trace your object and mail a hard copy to me so I can use that tracing as a template, if the tracing is good, the fit will be good. Send me a message and we can work on a plan.

Can you make a hollow book to fit my gun?

Absolutely! I'll need a tracing of your particular firearm and a measurement of the thickness (so the book cover closes) and I'll use that tracing as a template to cut your book. Of course, even though you can keep your gun in there, its a novelty and is no substitute for a trigger lock and an actual locking gun safe.

When will I recieve my hollow book?

I try to ship everyday, even on Saturday so if you order overnight it's likely to ship next day, if you order early in the day (eastern time) it might even go same day. Every order is sent Priority Mail so in the US there is a 2-3 day average shipping time. If you're in a rush, just send a message or leave a note to seller and let me know so I can try to accommodate it.

Can I send you my favorite book to be cut out?

Yes you can! If you send me a book I can cut it out and send it back to you, some size restrictions apply, but as long as its hardcover I can usually cut it out.

Can you copy a hollow book design from another shop?

No, sorry. Certainly there will be instances of the same book being used by multiple shops, but I won't copy any specific designs, or try to match a certain cutout shape that has been creatively designed by someone else. I don't want to see my ideas in other shops and I can only imagine they don't want to see theirs in mine.

What do people put in their hollow Book?

The short answer is, Whatever you want, but I've heard everything from cash and jewelry, to the TV remotes. you can use them as a catch all to drop your keys and loose change on the table inside the door, you can set them on the coffee table to help keep clutter down by putting the pens and pencils you can never find, or you can get one to blend in with your book collection to keep documents, passports, keys, thumb drives and/or valuables.

I don't have a lot of books or a bookshelf will a hollow book work for me?

If you don't have a lot of books and worry that having just one will stand out, put it on your night stand by the bed or on your dresser, it'll look like you keep your favorite book at your bedside. Or pick one that matches some decor theme in your home, color, or style, and make a little vignette grouping with the book, and it'll blend in as a design element.

Free Shipping Returns

If a return on a "free shipping" item(s) is accepted, refunds will be given minus the original actual shipping cost and all etsy fees applied to the item.