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.

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade Recycled 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
Ingredients
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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Economy shipping:
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.


also by Talia Halliday

 

beyond disappointed

1

i am a fan of library book sales, thrift shops, & estate sales...there in no shortage of lovely old books out there for use in this product. a book about a murdered teenage girl and the devastation of the events surrounding it is completely inappropriate.

washington

false

Good initiative, Bad judgement.

4

This is a great idea for a romantic gift. It was made very well and I think it will be very durable. The only con and a pretty big one I think; is you should be a bit more selective of the books you choose to reconstruct. The book I got was "N is for Noose" which is a pretty morbid and unromantic title for a gift with a heart shape cut in the middle of it. I had to do some modifications so that my girlfriend couldnt read the binding or the first few pages.

san diego

true

Should come with a warning

1

This was a Valentine's Day gift my boyfriend got me. My boyfriend wrapped the box it came in without looking inside. So on Valentine's Day I opened the package to find a book that was titled "The Ultimate Weight Solution." I looked at him and said "Are you kidding me?!". I felt so Insulted that my boyfriend would give me such a thing. I was so upset at the title of the book that I didn't even care what was on the inside. Might want to reconsider buying because you never know what book you are going to get.

Memphis, TN

false

disappointing

1

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.

Bay Area, CA

false

The Perfect Wedding Gifts

5

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!

Salinas, CA

true

Judge a book by its innards

4

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.

Los Angeles

true

Disappointed

2

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.

Tennessee

false

Not good

1

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.

Greensboro, NC

false

Perfection

5

Gonna put a promise ring inside

Chicago, IL

true

Two out of three ain't bad

3

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.

Knoxville, TN

false

Heart Book Box

3.5 39

65.8

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