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by Talia Halliday $55.00
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  • the story

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

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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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HEART BOOK BOX
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (32)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (9), Other (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s day (10), Birthday (4)

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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

    Best Uses

      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

      Comment on this review

       
      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

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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

            Comment on this review

             
            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

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fun Valentines Gift

              By 

              from Orlando FL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                    I had fun getting creative with what to put in the heart for my boyfriend. I wished the book was a bit larger so that I had more space to personalize it for our first Valentine's Day together but I'm glad it's not too large or too small.

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

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Stylish and Unique

                    By 

                    from Detroit, MI

                    Pros

                    • Size
                    • TIMELY DELIVERY
                    • Uniqueness

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hidden Gift
                      • Security
                      • Treasure Box

                      Comments about HEART BOOK BOX:

                      Love it. It is just as the description depicted.Be gentle with it because the books are definitely old. Glad that they won't go to a complete waste. Now only if there was a way to change the title to something more personalized!!

                      I can't wait to give it to her!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was exceptional. The product was wrapped tighter than Fort Knox. Attention to detail and care was definitely taken with shipping my product.

                      I also checked with an agent on the chatting system just to be sure that this item was in. They were prompt and very confident. I will definitely shop this site again.

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

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