Unique Hollow Book Gifts

Hand Made from Real Books!

Vintage Books Containing Flasks, Games, Clocks and SO MUCH MORE! Perfect Gifts for Book Lovers (and haters, if you think about it)

A NOVEL Approach to Gift Giving 😉 For the Person that has Everything!

Unique book safes from the Public Slybrary

Just a few of the Public Slybrary’s one of a kind handcrafted hollow book safes.

The Public Slybrary is the brainchild of JJ Pomegranate. To check out some of his other creations, click here.

On to the greatest online shop for hollow book safes on the planet! We offer the most unique, one of a kind hollow book safes available, all handcrafted from real vintage books.

Here are just a few of the exclusive creations the Public Slybrary has invented:

Games IN Hollow Book Safes

Bookgammon™ – these are backgammon sets made from hollow books. Play with friends, hide from enemies!

Shut-the-Boox™ – the classic British pub game, shut-the-box. It’s in a hollow book, so we had to call it that, union rules.

Predictionaries™ and Fortune Tellers/Keepers™ – our ouija boards made from, you guessed it, hollow books! The former, of course, employs dictionaries, while the latter is everything else.

Housewares (and Hollow Book Safes)

You can also Contact Us to inquire about our Secret Gardens™ (planters), TimeKeepers™ (clocks), LockBoox™ (locking safes), Router Shrouders™ (to block those annoying lights). All are hollow book safes made from real vintage books!

And More!

The Public Slybrary calls all the rest of our book safes Vice Vaults™ because we tend to stuff them with things less adventurous spirits deem ‘wicked’. Among the implements of immorality are things like flasks, rolling machines & papers, decks of cards and dice for gambling and drinking games. You know, vices.

We also have plenty of empty book safes to fill with your own fun and games. We even do custom jobs in case you need a book safe for a gun of a particular size or something like that. It seems there’s almost no end to a book safe’s usefulness.

All books have been saved from recycling or landfills and repurposed into these functional works of art. The Public Slybrary wants to safe the planet, one book at a time.



  • We use neodymium magnetic clasps to help keep a lid on it.
  • Public Slybrary book pocket labels provide an additional cash stash. Not included in Bookgammon™, Predictionaries™, or Fortune Tellers/Keepers™.
  • Pluck-n-Pull foam, because books don’t rattle (included when pictured or by request).
  • Beautiful books with big, square cuts. Some book safes feature elaborate or curved cuts that don’t maximize cavity space. We believe the outside of your book safe is the only part that should be seen, so we use the most stylish books and ensure they hold as much as possible. The aforementioned Pluck-n-Pull foam serves to hold things tight.



hollow book safes advice

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you should make an exception with these.

Jeff, dropper of knowledge