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Your very own Custom Secret Booksafe
By You and Foolhouse!

A unique bespoke gift for anyone of any age. Loved by children and teens to hide their phones in and pocket money – and to look like they’re reading when playing on their screens! Able to hide a passport, pills, contraception, love notes or anything of your musing! Has even been used for hiding engagement rings in as a proposal!

Foolhouse has a library of vintage books on offer. If you have someone special in mind – shoot us their name and personality traits or hobbies and we will take photos of the titles and spines that may best connect with that person – we always like to find something that’s really personal – so that it shows you’ve gone to alot of trouble! We can then work with you to choose the illustration and message that goes inside. You can also send us a photo if you’d prefer.
You can have a rectangular cutout – or sillouhette or animal. Costs vary dependant on thickness of book and carving required.
Ranging from $60 – $120 – the choice is yours. The foolhouse website has $0 locked in as a nominal price so email us first and when your wish is worked out – we will send you an invoice to reflect your choices and postage.

We also quite often have customers send us a book they have that has sentimental value but is rarely read, or a book they have personally found and we transform it into a more useable, whimsical keepsake for them or their chosen gift recipient.

Send us an email to and tell us your brief and we’ll get back to you with options!

These are character-filled vintage books, rescued and sourced for their alluring titles and covers – transformed into unique secret treasure book safes. Each one is a limited edition – a one-off!

All are given a Foolhouse bookplate so that you can write a message to yourself or a lucky gift recipient! All books come complete with their original inscriptions or bookplate awards and are personality filled with individual weathering and foxing- all the better to fool those burglars with when easily passed over on the book shelf!

Every Foolhouse booksafe is lovingly carved and glued and enhanced by vintage ribbon
bookmarks. Plus a vintage illustration is specifically chosen to line the secret pocket and a little story written about secrets or secret hiding places to complement it. Last but not least if the carving warrants it, we lay a meadow of faux grass at the base of the pocket and install a wee character to guard all your precious treasures.

Book pockets vary in depth and book prices are dependant on individual requirements.