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


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.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

Talia Halliday

created by

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.




Made in the USA

Made from
archival paste, vintage books, library card, double-sided tape
Will vary; Average size: 9" L x 6.5" W x 1.5" H
Vintage books can be delicate, handle with care.
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.
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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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