The hands that craft Secret Safe Books belong to husband and wife team, John & Kara Witham. Secret Safe Books is located in Stillwater, Minnesota, USA.


The first chapter of Secret Safe Books was written in 2009. Kara was working a day job as a gallery guard for the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Born out of many idle moments in the galleries and a lifelong love of books, the idea for Secret Safe Books was born. After shifts at the museum, Kara would click around the web researching methods of hollowing out books. She started out with a simple X-Acto knife and a lot of patience. Later, Santa brought her a scroll saw to help speed things along.


Next chapter ~ From the very beginning Secret Safe Books was a huge success. Kara's day job was history in less than a year and after the plot was clear that crafting book safes would balance the books, John wrote off his day job to work full time at Secret Safe Books.


The story continues as you, Dear Customer, go on with wishes to keep undercover your treasures and secrets ~ dark and deep (or lighthearted, funny and sweet).


Learn more about Secret Safe Books in the Etsy Featured Seller interview with Kara.



Quality & Customer Satisfaction


We love making Secret Safe Books of exceptional quality and offering you superb customer service. Since October 2009 we have sold over 6,000 hollow book safes to over 4,500 satisfied customers. We are the #1 choice for hollow book safes on the popular craft website Etsy. But don't just take our word for it—please have a look at our exceptional customer feedback and reviews!