Heart Book Box

This warmly weathered book opens to reveal a hand-cut heart that can hold a bookworm's treasured baubles.
created by

Talia Halliday

$55.00

Talia Halliday created by

Talia Halliday

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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 bibliophile appeal, whether they're holding jewelry on your dresser or concealing valuables tucked into your bookshelf. Handmade in Indiana. Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

US_IN

Made in Indiana

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Talia Halliday

created by

Talia Halliday

location

Indiana

When Talia Halliday became a biological mother for the first time, she recalls finding that she "needed an outlet, a catharsis—and making was just that." She had bound books in college, and she started in earnest again. What began as an escape soon turned into a business—one that allowed the Indiana-based creator to give the discarded books she found at her local library new life, and the new owner, their own little store of secret knowledge. "I wanted all of my designs to focus on repurposing materials, and creating something new and beautiful from something lost and forgotten," says Talia. Mission accomplished.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
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
Care
Vintage books can be delicate, handle with care.
Notes
Only found books are used, so size and type of book will vary. Size of heart cutout may vary slightly dependent on book size and as a result of hand cutting.
Item ID
24686

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsHeart Book Box
 
3.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (46), No (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s day (12), Birthday (8), Christmas or hanukkah (8)

Reviewed by 36 customers

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1.0

disappointing

By 

from Bay Area, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • sloppy glue work

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

      This was disappointingly executed. Rather than just looking like a book from the outside, it looks like a book only from the spine. From the other sides it looks like a glue-y mess and very obviously like an adulterated book rather than an inconspicuous one.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I really feel like especially for the price, it wouldn't be that hard to allow people to request a color, if available rather than having it be strictly random. Seeing, ok, they'd rather a blue book if available and grabbing a blue book from the stack if there's one in it wouldn't really take more than a second or two longer than grabbing a random book.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The Perfect Wedding Gifts

      By 

      from Salinas, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

      When the groom to be asked our granddaughter to marry him, he put the engagement ring in a book he had made a cut out in just like the book we ordered. They are both book lovers and their wedding invitations used a book design and response cards are a library card. We will put a gift card inside the book and wrap it in the library card tote. The PERFECT wedding gift for them!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Wedding
       
      4.0

      Judge a book by its innards

      By 

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

      This is a unique and out-of the box, special and unexpected gift to give. Open the cover and get a surprise of a wonderful kind. I have purchased this box before and was 100% thrilled. This time around, the outline of the cutout heart - ie. the cutting line - remained on the first page. I returned this box to exchange for one in which the cut out lines are not inked onto the first page.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Disappointed

      By 

      from Tennessee

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

      I asked for wedding appropriate. Not. But found all pages glued poorly together. Should have put this in description. Would not have purchased. Disappointed. Will not use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not good

      By 

      from Greensboro, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

      No attention to detail. This is a heart cut out, meant for a loved one. The book was a 1986 encyclopedia and the book opened to a picture of terrorist, not exactly the romantic start to the presentation. The glue job was poor. I wish I had never bought.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfection

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • Unique

      Cons

      • Nothing

      Best Uses

      • For Ring

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

      Gonna put a promise ring inside

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Valentine’s Day

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Two out of three ain't bad

      By 

      from Knoxville, TN

      Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

      I bought 3 of these books for my Christmas for my college age nieces. Two of the books were perfect, similarly sized (approximately 10" x 6") but the 3rd was significantly smaller and the heart space was too shallow to hold anything other than a small piece of paper. I returned it, as there was not time to exchange before Christmas, and was shocked to have to pay $10 shipping to return it. Honestly, I should have paid closer attention to the return policy...but now that I know, I will not be ordering from Uncommon Goods again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just the thing for the sensitive soul.

      By 

      from Minnesota

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Subtle
      • Timeless

      Cons

      • Would Enjoy Choosing Genr

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

        This was a gift for my college daughter. Clever and secure.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lovely gift

        By 

        from Pacific Palisades, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gracious Way To Be Secure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Keep Jewelry In Safe Plac

          Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

          I gave this to my college-bound niece to keep her favorite pieces of jewelry and hopefully avoid losing them. She loved it and i hope it will help her from experiencing the college disappearance of jewelry i suffered. Really sweet gift, well made and a great concept.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect for book lovers

          By 

          from WV

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality Craft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Storing Treasured Things

            Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Book Box:

            Interesting design and well made.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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