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by Talia Halliday $55.00
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A Tome For Your Tokens

Taking a page from the great romance novels, Talia Halliday's charming box lets you give your heart to your favorite bookworm or stow your treasures in a literary vessel. A heart cutout in the pages breathes new life into well-loved library books, while the antiqued covers bring a touch of Old World appeal–whether they're holding jewelry on your dresser or tucked inside your bookshelf holding hidden valuables. Handmade in Indiana.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
24686
Made from
archival paste, vintage books, library card, double-sided tape
Measurements
Will vary; Average size: 9" L x 6.5" W x 1.5" H
Notes
Care: vintage books can be delicate, handle with care
  • the maker
Talia Halliday

Talia Halliday

Transforming once loved books into lovely objects to admire is an art that breathes passion into artist Talia Halliday—and life back into the book themselves.

She was first inspired to use books as a medium while teaching. She gave used text books to her students and encouraged them to fill the pages with poetry and artwork. It didn't take long to settle on the idea of creating a page-turning sculpture.

Sorting through discarded books in her local library, Talia is able to find the most resplendent tomes littering the tables. 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. collection

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HEART BOOK BOX
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (34)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (10), Other (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s day (10), Birthday (6)

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4.0

Unexpected Convenience!

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from Washington D.C.

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        Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

        The product was very useful for my partner! She has a sacred and cool place to place her jewelry now. It's great because it is convenient for traveling and bringing along with you throughout the day--it is the size of a book after all! Some of her larger pieces, cannot fit, but she keeps those for very special occasions, anyway. Overall GREAT PRODUCT!

        • 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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        3.0

        A lot of money for what you get...

        By 

        from Lakewood, CO

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

              While the idea is a great one, (I used to make these when I was young) and the product is well done, I think it's a lot of money for what you actually get. I don't believe I will be buying this product again unles the cost comes down considerably...

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Heart shaped book box

              By 

              from Boston MA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Keepsake storage

              Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

              Gave as a gift

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

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              5.0

              So sweet!

              By 

              from Delmar, New York

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Gift For Valentine
              • Sweet Gift For A Daughter

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Great As Decor On A Shelf
                • Special Secret Space

                Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                I actually ordered two of these for my adult daughters for Valentine's Day and they both loved it! One is using it as a decoration on a shelf, opened so the heart can be seen. The other is using it as a special storage space. I am so glad to have found these sweet book hearts!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Valentine’s Day

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Unique gift.

                By 

                from Fuquay - Varina, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • All Pros

                Cons

                • no cons
                • No Cons As Described

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                  Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                  Exactly as described.
                  Great idea!!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Everything happened as was described.
                  Wonderful to do business with.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Wife
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Valentine’s Day

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Really great gift

                  By 

                  from Boston, MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Authentic
                  • Space Is Perfect

                  Cons

                  • Random Book

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Hide Second Gift
                  • Jewelry Box

                  Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                  Really great gift, especially for a book lover. The book is authentic, and the space is big enough to hold a second gift.

                  Only problem was that it was a random book. We cannot choose which book they get. Also, it looks like there is mold on the side (but there isn't - it's what's used to keep the pages together)

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was early! Good condition.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Wife
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Valentine’s Day

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                  4.0

                  Great unusual gift!

                  By 

                  from Salt Lake City

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Different
                  • Shipped fast
                  • Very well made

                  Cons

                  • A little expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Hide Jewelry

                  Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                  My wife takes her rings off at night. It is easy for her to hide them in the book on her dresser. I wanted to get her something different for Valentine's Day. She really liked the gift, and she uses it a lot.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Gift arrived fast and in good condition. It was packed very well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Wife
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Valentine’s Day

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Instant Family Treasure

                  By 

                  from Napa Valley, CA.

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                        Quality item - a must have!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Wife
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Valentine’s Day

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                        4.0

                        Cute idea

                        By 

                        from Pacifica, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Cute
                        • Sturdy
                        • Useful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gift
                          • Storage

                          Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                          I bought this just before Valentine's Day for my husband. I thought it was a great idea. But upon arrival I got a forest green book about ghosts?! I thought I was going to get a red covered love story. But oh well, it served it's purpose holding his other gifts. Very well made.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes, Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Husband
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Valentine’s Day

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          4.0

                          Heart Book Safe

                          By 

                          from San Marcos, TX

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Creative Storage

                          Cons

                          • Rather Delicate

                          Best Uses

                          • Safe Hiding

                          Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                          I bought this box for my daughter for Valentine's Day. The artist used an actual book, written in French, to make this box. It made for a unique and fun Valentine's Day gift.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes, Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Child
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Valentine’s Day

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