SecretSafeBooks

Hollow Books with a Magnetic Closure

Stillwater, Minnesota 7644 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (2430)

SecretSafeBooks

Hollow Books with a Magnetic Closure

Stillwater, Minnesota | 7644 Sales

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Kara and John Witham

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Kara and John Witham

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 are already crafted and ready-to-ship! We're working hard to re-stock the shop throughout the Holiday Season. Message us if you have a special request!

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Last updated on Dec 4, 2019

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 are already crafted and ready-to-ship! We're working hard to re-stock the shop throughout the Holiday Season. Message us if you have a special request!

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

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About SecretSafeBooks

Sales 7,644
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 order, 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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Shop members

  • Kara Witham

    Owner, Founder, Hollow Book Maker

  • John Witham

    Owner, Hollow Book Maker

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Last updated on Oct 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Do you take custom orders?

Yes, we gladly accept custom orders!

Click contact on the homepage or in the listing to make your request, or email 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 library checkout card. Simply tell us in "Note to Seller" Box at Checkout: a) Your giftee's name b) Date of gifting to stamp c) Your message

Gift note disclaimer: https://secretsafebooks.weebly.com/gift-message-disclaimer.html