Handcrafted Secrets - Hollow Book Safes & Flasks

Astoria, New York · 2049 Sales


Handcrafted Secrets - Hollow Book Safes & Flasks

Astoria, New York 2049 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Hollow Book Safe and Hip Flask - Truman Capote
Hollow Book Safe - Eat, Pray, Love
Hollow Book Safe & Hip Flask - The Lost World
Hollow Book Safe and Hip Flask - Twilight


Hobbit topped with a toasted everything bagel and butter.
"If more of us valued food and cheer above hoards of gold it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Shrink wrapped and marked with our gold seal of approval

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Hollow Book Safe - Fifty Shades of Grey
Zig zagging through Astoria Park.

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Behind the bookcase of HollowBookCo.

The sweet smell of an old book when you open its covers for the very first time. These pages are bound to withstand the tests of time. Instilled in every book, the mysterious quiet observer tells no one. Secrecy hides behind the walls of human discovery but on the other side, these book covers uncover a handcrafted secret meant for someone special.

Our hollow book safes preserves a round cotton soft touch of fresh cut paper. Designed with special care and premium features built-in like its magnetic closure that offers freedom and security, museum quality seals and amazing strength so the pages will never come apart. We hope the exquisite craftsmanship put into every books will find themselves a beautiful corner in your happy home.

We've built a chemical romance. Visit our library of distinguished flasks for people with unique and exquisite tastes.


Shop members

  • Richie Lau

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on June 27, 2016
Add a laser engraved quote or message
Select 'custom engraving' and add your message to 'notes' at purchase, and we'll take care of it from there. Make any design suggestions, ask for a script, serif, or san-serif block lettering if you'd like or just have us make your selection. We may send back a preview sample, so please keep your ears open for any convos about your order.

Did we run out of a book? Want a full cut book safe instead of one with a flask? Convo us to check on stock, we may be able to accommodate your needs. Let us know when you need your order, and we'll check on the status of getting it to you in time.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Sales tax is applied to orders purchased in NY.
HollowBookCo ships from New York, USA.

• Listed items ship within 1-3 business days
• Custom orders may require additional shipping time.

Standard Shipping via USPS Priority Mail
• Tracking is available in the USA (and selected int'l areas).
• USPS Priority Mail 1-3 business days (domestic only)
• Free $50 insurance included on domestic Priority Mail orders in case of lost or damage due to improper shipping.

• First Class International Package Service take 7-21 business days
• Priority Mail International Package Service take 6-10 business days
* Orders in the European Union may be required to pay import duty or VAT upon arrival. Books should be considered zero-rated, however orders over $135 are subject to import duties. These are collected by local customs.

** CANADIAN ORDERS** (posted 6/24/16)
Delayed shipments to Canada beginning on July 2 as a result of a service disruption caused by an ongoing labour dispute at Canada Post. The disruption will affect all shipments to, within, and from Canada that are handled by Canada Post.
Refunds and Exchanges
If within 14 days after receiving your order if you are unhappy with your item, please notify us. Purchases beyond this time are not eligible for a refund. Custom and large orders (5+) are not eligible to receive a refund, so please make certain your order is correct.
Additional policies and FAQs
We repurpose authentic books featuring a magnetic closure—We take special care to use archival museum-quality, acid-free adhesives to avoid yellowing and brittling from aging. We do our best to conserve and restore books, and maintain 'good', 'very good' to 'like new' conditions. Any notable imperfections will be noted within the listing.

Ordering custom flasks
Please leave your name, message, or initials in the 'notes' when purchasing your book(s). It will not extend the 1-3 business day processing time we need to ship your order. We will send back a preview for your approval within the 1-3 day process before going to print. If we do not hear back from you regarding your preview, we'll ship your item to avoid delays with your order. If you require any exceptions, you can contact us.

* * * Limited Lifetime Flask Warranty * * *
To the original purchaser that your flask is guaranteed to be free of defects in materials and workmanship, so that it will be repaired or replaced. It does not cover damage caused by misuse, accidents, ordinary wear and tear, or alterations to the product. We are not responsible for any incidental or consequential damage. However if you do experience any defective issues with your flask, please let us know and send us pictures so we can prevent or correct future problems.