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flask book box

by Talia Halliday $56.00
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  • the story

Potent Page Turner

Taking a page from Prohibition-era stashes, Talia Halliday's boozy book stows your spirits away until you're ready to share with your most trusted partner in crime. Made from reclaimed library books, the warmly weathered cover opens to reveal the first few pages of a well-loved novel, then a final flip reveals a hollowed out holder for the included 6-ounce flask. Set this handsome vintage tome on your bookshelf and channel your inner-Hemingway or Bukowski whenever the occasion strikes. Handmade in Indiana.

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Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
24492
Made from
archival paste, vintage books, library card, double-sided tape
Measurements
Will vary; Average size: 9" L x 6" W x 1.5" D
Notes
Care: vintage books can be delicate, handle with care

Flask included.
  • the maker

Talia Halliday

Transforming once loved and now torn, tattered, and discarded books into lovely objects to admire and accessorize is an art that breathes passion into artist Talia Halliday. That art also breathes life back into these otherwise "trashed" books to turn them into a piece of art. Halliday hopes to bring back the book itself (the tangible tactile book with beautiful covers and illustrations and impeccable bindings) as an object of beauty and art, not one simply to be lost due to the invention of the e-reader. Sorting through discarded books in her local library Halliday is able to find the most resplendent tomes littering the tables, left behind and forgotten by the world. These books hold so much history, so much love, and so much knowledge. The title of the book most often dictates what will be carved from inside and what the book will now become as a piece of art. Halliday keeps the integrity of the book intact as much as possible, because, after all, her goal is to bring back the book as an art form. Talia Halliday began the journey into altered book forms by first resuscitating life back into rejected text books in the school system. She used these text books with her then-students and allowed them to turn them into their own pieces of art by filling the pages with their own poetry and artwork. From there she really started to admire the beauty of the book itself (though she has always been a book lover) and began to mourn the loss of the Book due to the development of the e-reader. So, instead of filling the pages of the discarded books over-filling her library's shelves with more words, she began to turn those books into pieces of art for everyone to carry around or simply sit on their shelf for all to admire. collection

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FLASK BOOK BOX
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (5)

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5.0

Perfect gift!

By 

from san francisco, ca

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

    This was the perfect gift for my husband who enjoys vintage books and a good whiskey. His birthday is around the 4th of July and the book we received was about the History of America - such great timing! We used it at a dinner party showing friends the book and surprising them with the flask.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Won 1 as a Prize; Bought 1 as a Gift

    By 

    from Maryland

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

        Won 1 of these in a recent sweepstakes (Thanks, Uncommon Goods!) and loved it so much I knew it would be a perfect "going away gift" when my assistant librarian announced she was taking a new job. Her only complaint? As soon as her Dad saw it, she had to keep HIM away from it. So, she's already decided what his next birthday present will be. Perfect for the librarian, college professor, or book lover in your life.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        3.0

        Great concept but came damaged

        By 

        from Concord, NH

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Creative Concept

        Cons

        • Roll Pin Missng Frm Hinge
        • Roll Pin Mssng From Hinge

        Best Uses

          Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

          unusable unfortunately

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Flask Book Box a Hit!

          By 

          from New York City

          About Me Frequent Entertainer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Looks Like A Real Book

          Cons

          • The Cover Was Loose

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

          Product was exactly what we were looking for, authentic and cool. Does not look cheap and our client loved it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          I Would Buy These For Everyone I Know

          By 

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy to Use
          • Ergonomic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Home Bar

            Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

            The design of this product is extraordinary - and what could be more "ergonomic" than a book? It doesn't call unecessary attention to itself, but is uniquely stylish and deserving of all the attention it receives, once revealed. It epitomizes the care that uncommon goods puts into selecting the products they carry.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            great gift

            By 

            from Boise, Idaho

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

              Delivery takes some time which is understandable. Cannot be a last minute gift.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Flask Book Box

              By 

              from Nashua, NH

              About Me Bargain Hunter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Use Of Recyled Mat

              Cons

              • Can't Pick Book

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Home Bar

              Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

              The book is great and it is for my BestMan at my wedding. I think he will love it.

              The only option that would be nice is the ability to pick the novel used or have options of what is available.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Wedding

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Super cool for the literary enthusiast

              By 

              from San Diego

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

                Got it for my brother for his birthday gift and he was stoked!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great Gift

                By 

                from Albany, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

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                      Comments about FLASK BOOK BOX:

                      The recipient of this gift was my boss and he got such a kick out of it. He has it displayed on his desk at work. Everyone who sees it thinks it is a legit book---people have asked him where he got it! The book itself looks and feels authentic!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

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                      Q and A

                      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                      524votes, 52 comments

                      Cassie, UncommonGoods

                      Burying yourself in a good book is easy, and now so is burying your booze! Would you use this sneaky flask?

                      Jakki
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      a good novelty gift for the one who drinks. I also like how it used old library books to prevent old ones from going away. Should have another just hollowed out for buying to hide personal belongings.

                      Lisa
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I don't feel the need to hide alcohol. If you do, you might have a problem.

                      ruth
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      this is super creative and fun!

                      Christine
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I agree with Lisa. Hiding liquor seems like you're trying to hide an addiction.

                      Vicki
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I agree with Lisa.

                      Jacqueline
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      It would be a cute gift idea for young adults.

                      Debbie
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      May I ask we why we need to hide it?

                      Lupita
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I wasn't really thinking of people hiding alcohol until it was mentioned. I think it'd be more for laughs... bringing it out in front of friends and family who aren't expecting it. I like it.

                      Dana
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I met this girl at a wholesale show last year. This idea is awesome! What a cool groomsmen gift!!!! I think its adorable and very very uncommon!

                      Dana
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I think this is super cute idea! Maybe not as cool if you are hiding it and in AA but it makes a very cool gift!

                      susan

                      i want to buy this for my son's for Christmas!!!

                      Cassie, UncommonGoods

                      We're so thankful for all of your great feedback on this product! Our buyers are still debating whether to add this book to our catalog, so we brought it back for another round of voting. Do you think the Flask Book Box should be a featured uncommon good?

                      Liane
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      This is nothing new. I've seen it before.

                      Moon
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Tacky, very tacky

                      Donna
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Love it and know exactly who will be getting this for the holidays

                      Carol
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Awesome!!!

                      lois
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I agree with Lisa...she says it all.

                      LAD
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Very clever idea - great gift!

                      Kelsey
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like it. I think it's funny and perfect for those days you run out of alcohol and need a drink haha but seriously it would be priceless to see the look on my friends face when I pull this off the bookshelf hahaha great idea!

                      Michael
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      this is an awesome gift idea!

                      Jennifer
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Great Novelty or gag Gift idea.

                      Helen
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Funny novelty gift for the guy who has everything ... everything except a place to hide his flask!

                      Orlando
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      love it!!!

                      Orlando
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I love this! A little secret

                      Angella

                      like it

                      Kara
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      How clever!

                      Maud
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Books and booze - two great tastes that taste great together!

                      Kara
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      How functional!

                      Danny

                      Seems original

                      Michelle
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Great way to recycle old books!

                      Treza
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      not my thing...book abuse

                      Sandy

                      Really?

                      Jenya
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Cool idea, but it's just clatter and unnecessary.

                      Sandra
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      It's just lame. If you have to hide your booze, you have a problem. AND if you need a flask, you don't need the book.

                      Elizabeth
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      People who use flasks typically put them in their back pockets. This just wouldn't work and isn't practical.

                      naomi
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Book abuse. I don't particularly care for flasks nor do I know anyone that does. Clever idea, just not for me.

                      Cathy Sargent
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      "Under every skirt is a slip" Bill Wilson

                      Cathy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      "Under every skirt is a slip" Bill Wilson

                      Lisa P
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Not anything I would use but would make a cool gift to the right person

                      Rebecca
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      the very idea of an item designed to hide alcohol is just distasteful. sorry.

                      Loren
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      This would be a perfect gift! I need like 3 of these now!

                      Alpphy
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Agree with other comment, why sell a product that hide alcohol. Not a product I would want to see you selling.

                      Adrienne
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I think this is simply a timeless gift. This is not for people trying to actually hide their alcohol, this is a gift for someone who loves history or fun. I can see it now, oh u got me a old book and then they open it and just die laughing! I would buy multiple of these for gifts. The only thing that would make it better would be getting a choice of the book! :)

                      John
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Great for those places that forbids it!!

                      Shawn
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Gimmick. Who uses these, high school kids?

                      caladezi

                      A waste of a good book

                      Kate
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      If you need to hide it.. That's my perspective anyway.

                      Danielle

                      Meh. While I think it's great that it's made in the US, I don't think it's really new or special.

                      Michelle
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      This is just a gag gift.

                      Lydia

                      Flask Book Box is a must if you want to hide your flask from others.

                      Jody

                      Really, hide your alcohol.? No thanks, Please dont carry this product.

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