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Brilliant or Baffling? Book Safe

I was mildly amused when I first saw this Book Safe ($15) and thought it seemed just a step above hiding money under your mattress. Then when I clicked on the item to see its full description, I saw that it's currently on backorder! I guess a lot of people thought it was a good stocking stuffer?

I definitely encourage keeping a locked box with passports, important papers and a small amount of cash for emergencies, but am not convinced that this book safe is really necessary. What do you think?

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angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
Haha...I could never find my book safe. My library is huge!
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
I have two of these, they are great.
cassedy04 cassedy04 8 years
hey if you think about it, it's really not a bad idea. say you only have a few things you want to keep safe - a real safe certainly wouldnt be cost effectivve!
Catipa Catipa 8 years
I think it is a great idea.
krazykarot krazykarot 8 years
It seems like it could work but I'd assume a lot of people buy it for the novelty/silliness. Maybe as gag gifts? heh
gigill gigill 8 years
I've always wanted one of these!
onabanana onabanana 8 years
It seems fun, especially for kids who want to safe guard baseball cards or something. Heck I'd get one, but I wouldn't keep anything valuable in it, that's what bank accounts and safe deposit boxes are for.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 8 years
This reminds me of movies and tv shows in which the characters would just take a real book and cut out the pages. This probably would work unless your robber was incredibly interested in reading.
drummerchick1 drummerchick1 8 years
i have one! it's great!
Delia-B Delia-B 8 years
is it fireproof?
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 8 years
I like it.
magicpenniez magicpenniez 8 years
it's a good idea but i wouldn't trust anything too valuable with it.
tidesong tidesong 8 years
I didnt think it would actually work, I'd get this kind of things because its just cute and I would just keep non valuables in it...
AMcF AMcF 8 years
I suspect that many of these are used to house "alternative valuables" rather than the insurable kind, eh?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Neat idea, kind of...
sassy-sugar sassy-sugar 8 years
i chose other. it is not exactly brilliant nor baffling. just amusingly clever. although i doubt i would use it unless it had some sort of locking method and possibly firesafe options, your average thief would not even know.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 8 years
very cool, i would hollow out a HP book
penny1614 penny1614 8 years
i think its genuis!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
looks great and is a fantastic idea. i would like to make my own but don't have the materials to do so.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
It's a good product for someone with a large book collection. If a crook entered a home with one lonely book lying there...
brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 8 years
Haha to Jaime. When I ordered mine from The Container Store 4 years ago, they were distributing random books; you didn't have a choice. I got worried about that too when I saw the Bio text book one advertised, but took a chance. They delivered the autobiography of Broadway choreographer Jerome Robbins. Half my books are about musical theatre history. I don't know how, but they gave me the PERFECT decoy book! (I even read it... up to the point where they stop to make the safe lol)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
It would have to have a cover that someone would believe that you had. If it was something strange it really would stick out and wouldn't be concealing anything, you might as well have a small regular safe.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
My parents are book collectors, and we have books in every room in the house! I think having something like this at their home may be brilliant AND baffling at the same time!
snapsh0t snapsh0t 8 years
I think my dad has one, but there's nothing in it. I just remember thinking it was cool was I saw it so many years ago. I didn't know that's what it was meant for. They sell some of those at Kirkland's. I like the look of a vintage book, but why not get the real deal if you're not going to need to stow stuff in it? ;P
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Not a bad idea!
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