From Nancy Templeton:
The advent of technology has created wonderful advantages in providing access to the “information highway”. Kindle gives us an opportunity to read texts anytime, anywhere. But, as is the case with any “progress”, there will be casualties along the way. The beautiful hardback books with colorful embossing and cloth or leather bindings are now relegated to the dusty shelves of thrift stores or are dumped into landfills. My art form is one of transformation and appreciation. I carefully remove the pages and recycle them to other artists for their projects. Then, I make a box of recycled wood from cabinetmakers short pieces using machine and hand techniques. I replace the binding adding offset brass hinges and a rare earth magnet to ensure closure. These beautiful “relics” now serve a different purpose. You can conceal jewelry, money, passports, etc. in plain sight. No one will know that it isn’t what it appears to be. And, the original work of art can still be cherished.
Looking for that perfect gift? Pick a favorite author or subject matter for a unique, one-of-a-kind gift. And a great secret hiding place too!
Need a place to keep remote controls? Use a Takota Bookbox. Looks great on your coffee table!
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April 13-15 West Portal, San Francisco
April 20-22 Menlo Park
May 5-6 Mountain View Art and Wine Festival
May 12-13 El Dorado Hills Art, Beer and Wine Festival
June 2-3 Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival
June 22-24 Montclair Village Art Festival
July 14-15 Los Altos Art and Wine Festival
What kind of books do you have available?
We most often stock: Classics, Best sellers, Art, Cooking, Dogs/cats/pets, Gardening, Law, Medicine, Politics, Religion, Sports, Travel, Youth titles, and Misc. Contact us for current inventory.
Can I send you a book for a custom order?
Yes, you can bring it to a show (see schedule above) or contact us, then mail it to Takota, PO Box 63, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924
What is the turnaround time for custom orders?
Please allow three weeks for custom orders.