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28th Feb '17 7:51:30 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' Elsbeth's [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/2341 book]] seems like a combination of this trope and a BagOfHolding. As demonstrated when she looks up "mana potion", "antidote", and "assault rifle".
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28th Feb '17 1:39:14 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "Skin in the Game", the ThemeSerialKiller leaves hollowed out bibles containing dowels at the scene of his crimes.
19th Dec '16 2:45:09 PM DaibhidC
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* An odd variant that might be a subversion, a parody, or completely unrelated occurred in ''Discworld/NightWatch'', when a young Havelock Vetinari hid all the extant copies of a rare book on concealment inside the cover of ''Annals of the Great Accountants, Volume 3''. He thought the author would have approved.

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An odd variant that might be a subversion, a parody, or completely unrelated occurred in ''Discworld/NightWatch'', when a young Havelock Vetinari hid all the extant copies of a rare book on concealment inside the cover of ''Annals of the Great Accountants, Volume 3''. He thought the author would have approved.
27th Nov '16 1:56:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Whit's secret MagicalComputer room is hidden behind a bookcase, and the key that unlocks it is hidden in one of the books -- ''[[{{Narnia}} The Last Battle]].''

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* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Whit's secret MagicalComputer room is hidden behind a bookcase, and the key that unlocks it is hidden in one of the books -- ''[[{{Narnia}} The Last Battle]].''Literature/TheLastBattle.''
1st Oct '16 3:51:35 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In "The Beantown Bail-Out Job", Parker (who is [[BadHabits disguised as a nun]]) uses a mould she has hidden inside a hollowed-out Bible to make a cast of the safety deposit master key.
18th Sep '16 12:39:15 PM maxwellsilver
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Books are great. Even if you don't like reading, you can use a book for any of a number of [[UsefulBook handy purposes]]. One favorite trick is to hollow it out and hide something useful inside it.

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Books are great. Even if you don't like reading, you can use a book for any of a number of [[UsefulBook handy purposes]].purposes. One favorite trick is to hollow it out and hide something useful inside it.



If you're feeling clever, you can make sure that the object you are hiding goes into a hollow book of an appropriate genre or title: A secret locket in a romance novel, a safe key hidden in a book on finance, or the example below from ''Film/TheMatrix''.

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If you're feeling clever, you can make sure that the object you are hiding goes into a hollow book of an appropriate genre or title: A secret locket in a romance novel, or a safe key hidden in a book on finance, or the example below from ''Film/TheMatrix''.
finance.
17th Sep '16 3:38:37 PM maxwellsilver
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* Variation: A making-of featurette on ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' revealed that at one point in production the prop-builders had to turn the "Pirate's Code" book into one, to make it easier for the actors to handle. They don't say if anything was stored inside it afterwards.
17th Sep '16 3:27:21 PM maxwellsilver
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** When the warden hears the police coming to arrest him, he looks at the picture on his wall that conceals his wall safe. The picture says, "His judgment cometh, and that right soon." Andy had stolen the incriminating documents out of the safe.
17th Sep '16 3:24:53 PM maxwellsilver
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Books are great. Even if you [[BookDumb don't like reading]], you can [[{{Doorstopper}} use a book]] for any of a number of [[UsefulBook handy purposes]]. One favorite trick is to hollow it out and hide something useful inside it.

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Books are great. Even if you [[BookDumb don't like reading]], reading, you can [[{{Doorstopper}} use a book]] book for any of a number of [[UsefulBook handy purposes]]. One favorite trick is to hollow it out and hide something useful inside it.



A book that is hollowed out and then glued into place on the shelf may be used to [[BookcasePassage hide a secret switch]] (or the book itself may even [[BookcasePassage BE the switch]].) If you're lazy -- or don't want to deface a book -- you can just pull the book out a small way and stuff something behind it instead.

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A book that is hollowed out and then glued into place on the shelf may be used to [[BookcasePassage hide a secret switch]] (or the book itself may even [[BookcasePassage BE the switch]].switch.) If you're lazy -- or don't want to deface a book -- you can just pull the book out a small way and stuff something behind it instead.



* Played straight in ''Comicbook/VForVendetta,'' where the corrupt priest Father Liliman pulls out a gun from his Bible when V enters the room.

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* Played straight in In ''Comicbook/VForVendetta,'' where the corrupt priest Father Liliman pulls out a gun from his Bible when V enters the room.



* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' subverts the "book-as-hidden-door-switch": hearing something behind a bookcase, Dr. Frankenstein tries activating a secret door by yanking a seemingly out-of-place book from the shelf -- to no effect. When his assistant pulls a candle from a nearby sconce for added light, however, the door is opened.
--> '''Inga:''' Put...ze cendle...''beck!''
20th Aug '16 1:58:37 PM MissIzzy2
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* ''Series/AgentsOfShield'': The episode "Paradise Lost" features the backstory of Hydra leader Gideon Malick, where he learns after his father's death he was secretly rigging their Hydra faction's LotteryOfDoom to make sure he never drew out the fatal white stone, hiding one with an etch in it in his copy of Milton.
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