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1st Aug '17 3:21:01 AM KiwiMaxim
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* The spy team in ''Anime/PrincessPrincipal'' occasionally receives their mission files from a book in the library hollowed out to fit envelopes with wax seals. Another book, used by a different spy party, is hollowed to fit a camera, with the lens hidden in the ornate spine.
7th Jul '17 6:37:01 AM Arivne
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** One of the diamond smugglers in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' hides the goods inside a hollowed bible.

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** One of the diamond smugglers in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' hides the goods inside a hollowed bible.Bible.
18th Jun '17 10:38:15 AM nombretomado
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This trope can be TruthInTelevision; check ThatOtherWiki under "Book Safe" for examples.

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This trope can be TruthInTelevision; check ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki under "Book Safe" for examples.
10th Jun '17 12:33:17 AM erforce
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** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' features the classic gun in a Bible.


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** One of the diamond smugglers in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' hides the goods inside a hollowed bible.
** ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' features the classic gun in a Bible.
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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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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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.
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