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Beautifully designed Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Allan Poe books with glass flasks hidden inside.  How, you ask? Elementary, dear Watson.
Beautifully designed Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Allan Poe books with glass flasks hidden inside. How, you ask? Elementary, dear Watson.
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Booze Books Chapter 2: Sherlock Holmes & Edgar Allan Poe

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UPDATE: New stretch goal rewards, including Edgar Allan Poe booze books and Sherlock Holmes playing cards:

Give the gift of joy, make it a Booze Book by Bender Bound  

We are designing a new set of booze books starting with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Each book comes complete with an imported glass flask hidden inside. Now you can be one of the first to get your hands on these reimagined classics. Huzzah!

Photo of past Bender Bound Booze Books courtesy of Gilt Groupe, Inc.
Photo of past Bender Bound Booze Books courtesy of Gilt Groupe, Inc.

Our story

We launched our first Kickstater campaign a few years ago and it was a huge success!  Not only did we surpass our campaign goal by 533%, we also received some incredible press along the way: 

Our booze books were even featured on the TODAY Show!

We have since repurposed thousands of books by hand from our shop in Brooklyn.

Our friends from Grassroots Fabrications prepping books for repurposing.
Our friends from Grassroots Fabrications prepping books for repurposing.

Unfortunately, demand has outpaced our means of production leading us to look for new ways to make booze books while still maintaining the quality our customers have come to expect.

Now we finally have a plan to catapult Bender Bound into the 21st Century and we could use your help turning our boozy dreams into a reality.

Our plan

Step 1 involved convincing the esteemed graphic designer Jude Landry to create a custom cover and spine for us.  We think Jude really knocked it out of the park:

Copyright © 2015 Jude Landry/Bender Bound Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright © 2015 Jude Landry/Bender Bound Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Step 2 required us to find a savvy manufacturer that shared our vision for the future of booze books.  Again, mission accomplished.

Now we have arrived at Step 3, raising funds for our first production run. That's where you come in!

Rewards

Starting with a pledge of $24 or more (Early Bird Special), you will receive one of these literary masterpieces:

All rewards come with book and imported Italian glass flask.  Liquid courage sold separately.
All rewards come with book and imported Italian glass flask. Liquid courage sold separately.

Occasions

Booze books make the perfect gift for any occasion, including:

  • Father's Day / Mother's Day
  • Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa
  • Graduations
  • Birthdays
  • Groomsmen gifts / Bridesmaids gifts
  • Wedding presents
  • Got a job / Lost a job
  • Baby showers
  • And of course, a gift to yourself for just being you

Timeline   

Here are the remaining steps to our plan for getting one of these reimagined classics into your hands:   

  • July- Tooling
  • August- Samples / Fine tuning
  • September- Make those books! 
  • November- Ship books to us 
  • December- Ship books to you! 
  • January- Activate evil robot army. Oh wait, sorry, wrong campaign...

Thank you for your time and support!

Risks and challenges

This is our first time making books from scratch, so inevitably there will be some minor issues along the way. However, we are very confident in the folks we partnered with. And in the end we are not exactly designing space lasers here, just booze books, so that should help keep things simple. Although space lasers would be cool...

In terms of shipping, yarrrr, 'tis a dangerous sea. Sometimes shipping containers go overboard. Sometimes boats get lost in the Bermuda Triangle. Sometimes mighty sea creatures threaten your booty. We just can't control what happens on the ocean (unless we had space lasers, of course).

But seriously, we have painstakingly researched every aspect of our plan in order to avoid any delays and we have complete faith that we will be able to ship on time and maybe even a little bit ahead of time (jinx!).

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 14 or more About US$ 14

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD
    1 PACK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYING CARDS

    You get one pack of our newly released Sherlock Holmes Playing Cards, almost as good as having a booze book!

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

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    Pledge US$ 24 or more About US$ 24

    1 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK
    EARLY BIRD LIMITED SPECIAL

    You trendsetter! You forward thinker! You get one of the first new booze books we make complete with an imported Italian glass flask.

    SAVE 33% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 29 or more About US$ 29

    1 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK

    Classy, super classy. You are not quite an early bird, but you still get one of our new booze books at a fantastic price.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

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    Pledge US$ 29 or more About US$ 29

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD
    1 EDGAR ALLAN POE BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK

    You spoke, we listened. For our second Booze Book title, we will be offering the Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Check out our updates for more info.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

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    Pledge US$ 43 or more About US$ 43

    NEW STRETCH REWARD
    1 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK &
    1 PACK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYING CARDS

    Classy, super classy. You are not quite an early bird, but you still get one of our new booze books at a fantastic price. Plus our newly released Sherlock Holmes Playing Cards.

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    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD
    1 EDGAR ALLAN POE BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK &
    1 PACK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYING CARDS

    You spoke, we listened. For our second Booze Book title, we will be offering the Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe.
    Plus our newly released Sherlock Holmes Playing Cards.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 48 or more About US$ 48

    2 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK
    EARLY BIRD LIMITED SPECIAL

    You get two of the new booze books we make complete with an imported Italian glass flask.

    SAVE 33% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 58 or more About US$ 58

    2 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK

    You get two of the new booze books we make complete with an imported Italian glass flask.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 58 or more About US$ 58

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD
    2 EDGAR ALLAN POE BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK

    You get two of the new Edgar Allan Poe booze books we make complete with an imported Italian glass flask.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 58 or more About US$ 58

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD- 2 PACK
    1 EDGAR ALLAN POE BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK
    1 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK

    You get one of the new Edgar Allan Poe booze books and one of the new Sherlock Holmes booze books, both imported Italian glass flasks inside.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 72 or more About US$ 72

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD
    2 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK &
    1 PACK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYING CARDS

    You get two of the new booze books we make complete with an imported Italian glass flask. Plus our newly released Sherlock Holmes Playing Cards.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

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    Pledge US$ 72 or more About US$ 72

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD
    2 EDGAR ALLAN POE BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK &
    1 PACK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYING CARDS

    You get two of the new Edgar Allan Poe booze books we make complete with an imported Italian glass flask. Plus our newly released Sherlock Holmes Playing Cards.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 72 or more About US$ 72

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD- 2 PACK
    1 EDGAR ALLAN POE BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK
    1 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK
    1 PACK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYING CARDS

    You get one of the new Edgar Allan Poe booze books and one of the new Sherlock Holmes booze books, both imported Italian glass flasks inside. Plus our newly released Sherlock Holmes Playing Cards.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 87 or more About US$ 87

    3 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK

    Share the joy! And, if we make more titles, you'll have first pick to make your three book selection.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

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    Pledge US$ 87 or more About US$ 87

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD- 3 Pack
    2 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK
    1 EDGAR ALLAN POE BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK

    Share the joy! And, if we make more titles, you'll have first pick to make your three book selection.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD
    3 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK &
    1 PACK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYING CARDS

    Share the joy! And, if we make more titles, you'll have first pick to make your three book selection. Plus our newly released Sherlock Holmes Playing Cards.

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    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    NEW STRETCH GOAL REWARD- 3 Pack
    2 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK
    1 EDGAR ALLAN POE BOOZE BOOK w/ GLASS FLASK
    1 PACK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYING CARDS

    Share the joy! And, if we make more titles, you'll have first pick to make your three book selection. Plus our newly released Sherlock Holmes Playing Cards.

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    Also, help us decide which future titles to offer via backer only survey.

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    Pledge US$ 120 or more About US$ 120

    5 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOKS w/ GLASS FLASKS
    EARLY BIRD LIMITED SPECIAL

    SAVE 33% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

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    Pledge US$ 174 or more About US$ 174

    6 SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOZE BOOKS w/ GLASS FLASKS

    Now we are talking. Sounds like you are getting married or stocking up on gifts for any occassion.

    SAVE 20% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    If we make more titles, you'll have first pick to make your six pack.

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    Pledge US$ 240 or more About US$ 240

    FOUNDERS PACK- 10 BOOZE BOOKS OF YOUR CHOICE w/ GLASS FLASKS

    FREE SHIPPING!

    You can now have an entire library of booze books sure to entertain countless friends.

    SAVE 33% OFF EST. RETAIL PRICE

    If we make more titles, you'll have first pick to make your 10 pack.

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    Pledge US$ 995 or more About US$ 995

    FOUNDERS PACK + DINNER WITH FOUNDER AT VIDEO LOCATION IN NYC

    You get everything in the Founder's Pack plus dinner with the founder of Bender Bound at the awesome location where we shot our video, very swank.

    Plus free shipping on your books anywhere in the United States!

    Fine Print: Travel and hotel accommodations not included. Dress code strictly enforced. Table manners optional.

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