Why are we doing this?


Well, for one, we're passionate about two things: books, and recycling.


Re-purposing old and unwanted books into objects of delight and usefulness is what we do. Since 2002 we have sold over 100,000 book safes to people all over the world, and were the first to sell book safes online way back in 2002! Fortune 500 companies to farmers without internet buy our book safes, which only shows how great they are for gifts - everyone could use a book safe!


Located on Vancouver Island off the West Coast of Canada, all Secret Storage Books ® are crafted by hand here at the home workshop.


 At Secret Storage Books, we all love books and are so pleased that we are constantly surrounded by them. We proudly ship our book boxes off, knowing we have re-purposed an unloved item and made it into an object of delight. Our biggest challenge is to keep production on schedule, since we often want to stop and read what we have!

Our Mission

Pretty simple really: Tread lightly on the earth and treat everyone with respect.

And oh yeah - always have the largest selection of book safes on the planet.


Our Promise

100% satisfaction is the promise, you will not regret owning one of our keepsafe hollow books. We'll keep your secrets safe for decades!



 I love finding new ways to innovate our book safes, from custom designed book covers, to magnets, to new foam inserts. Crafting has been a passion all my life and my one experience working for a multi-national company in my 20's was my last! I was a certifed organic farmer for a time and love what I do now.


For over a decade we've been sourcing books from charities such as the Rotary Club of Courtenay, BC. With books donated from the community, Rotary Club raises money for International and Community projects with their bi-annual book sales. Many books don't make it to the sales floor however and Secret Storage Books helps by purchasing books that would be put in the "bins" to haul away to the dump. This saves the club from disposal fees AND puts a little extra in the coffers from my purchases of these extra books. Wonder where those big 'ol dictionaries come from? Yup.

While there are no figures for Canada, it's estimated over 580,000 tonnes of books are landfilled anually in the USA. We love finding treasures amongst the unwanted and re-purposing books into objects of suprise and delight that will be useful for decades to come!