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We want to repurpose professional books by hand to conceal Italian glass flasks, bringing a little joy (and booze) to all.
We want to repurpose professional books by hand to conceal Italian glass flasks, bringing a little joy (and booze) to all.
We want to repurpose professional books by hand to conceal Italian glass flasks, bringing a little joy (and booze) to all.
157 backers pledged $19,016 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Chad Keck on January 27, 2014

      Don't think I ever got my Bloody Mary recipe...would love to see it! :)

    2. Creator Laurence on June 30, 2012

      Just wondering if there's been a delay or if mine has been lost in the mail. I still haven't received any of mine yet.

    3. Creator Rohan on May 30, 2012

      After a long wait I finally have my books, and all I can say is: "Totally worth the wait!" They look awesome guys. Thanks :)

    4. Creator Ken's Lil' Sister on April 20, 2012

      I never received my books.

    5. Creator Mark Bridge on March 30, 2012

      just received my flask. It looks amazing and all my roommates are jealous! Excellent job!

    6. Creator Bender Bound on March 30, 2012

      Hi Andrew,

      We are sorry you have not received your book yet. Most of our orders have shipped but we want to make sure we are sending out the highest quality booze books possible. We hope to have all the remaining orders out very soon. If you have any further questions , please contact us directly at

      Thank you for your patience and support!


    7. Creator Andrew Atmadja on March 30, 2012

      Have not received books, we're they all sent out already?

    8. Creator Ken's Lil' Sister on March 18, 2012

      Opps, meant to say I never got an email letting me chose my books.

    9. Creator Ken's Lil' Sister on March 17, 2012

      I don't have mine and got an email to chose my books!

    10. Creator Dan 'da Man on March 11, 2012

      I received mine. Looks great! No defects. Filled the bottle and now have the book proudly resting on my bookshelf. Well done!

    11. Creator Bender Bound on March 8, 2012

      Craig, so sorry to hear that your bottle arrived damaged. We will be sure to send you a new one. Issues like this have caused us to send the books out on a rolling basis to cure any defects. If anyone else has a similar problem, please let us know at and we will fix it immediately no questions asked. Thanks for all your support!!!

    12. Creator Craig Dunn on March 8, 2012

      "wondering" should have been "wandering" in my last comment.... :-(

    13. Creator Craig Dunn on March 8, 2012

      Just to let other backers know...I received a surprise on my doorstep today....despite not having a tracking number in advance of it's arrival. My book is here! I got the Programming UNiX flavor and the book is in great condition with respect to the cover. The assembly from Bender Bound seems to be quite well executed. The ONLY complaint that I have so far is that the wax seal had completely come free of the bottle and was wondering around loose in the bottom of the flask cavity inside the book. I'm not sure how this happened or how to rectify it without damaging the wax or flask beyond repair.

      Other than that, nicely done!

    14. Creator Bender Bound on February 27, 2012

      Thank you all so much for your patience. This has been an amazing few months and we have learned a ton about the demands of large scale crafting projects. We've run the gambit of challenges from paper shortages in Nepal to overheat power tools to figuring out out how to ship hundreds of packages to all our awesome backers. We have finally got all the books made and are hoping to get most if not all the packages out this weekend. We've decided to send the packages via FedEx Ground so we can track them and make certain everyone gets their book in one piece. If you have any concerns about the timing, or any other questions, please email us directly at Thank you once again, we hope you enjoy your books!

    15. Creator Eric on February 27, 2012

      Are most of us still on track for end of this month or is March looking more like when we'll be getting it?

    16. Creator CAIO LUNA on February 14, 2012

      Good news! Think we´ll all be glad to receive photos from the manufacturing process. Friends usually go crazy with boozebooks.

    17. Creator John Kelley on February 12, 2012

      Thanks for the update! I must have missed the end of February part...

      Keep up the good work!

    18. Creator Bender Bound on February 10, 2012

      Hi John, we really want to get your book to you and everyone else as soon as possible. Here's our situation. Our kickstarter campaign ended on December 31. We received funds from the project in mid-Janauary. We immediately started by supplies to set up the production process. Then we sent all our awesome kickstarter supporters an email asking what books they want. We asked for your address as well but not because we we're ready to ship, the production process had not yet begun. Now we are making the books. Because these are handmade, they really take time to produce. But we are definitely aiming to have all books in the mail by the end of february as promised. Sooner if possible.

      Thanks so much for your patience!


      Bender Bound

    19. Creator John Kelley on February 10, 2012

      Have these started to ship yet? We filled out the address form almost a moth ago now.

    20. Creator Dan 'da Man on January 10, 2012

      Yeah! I got to select my book. I am also interested in still receiving the Bloody Mary recipe. Feel free to slip a copy into the bottle. :)

    21. Creator Chad Keck on December 31, 2011

      If I pledge at a higher amount do I still get this 'famous' Bloody Mary recipe? This is what initially caught my eye. Let me know soon please!

    22. Creator Jordan Ritter on December 29, 2011

      Tom - I totally agree, same for geeks. Yay boozers!

    23. Creator Ken's Lil' Sister on December 28, 2011

      I pledged $300 for three books do I get to choose the titles?

    24. Creator Morgan First on December 24, 2011

      So, I am not sure how large the flask is (and thus how large the book needs to be) but Goodwills are always full of those per letter encyclopedia books. In general Goodwill has SO MUCH surplus that they sell off lots of their items in large quantities - they might be good to reach out to for books!

    25. Creator Bender Bound on November 29, 2011

      Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions, we are really taking them to heart and changing our plans as we hear from you. Please keep the comments coming!

    26. Creator Ivan Yagolnikov on November 29, 2011

      This is an awesome project, but it'd be great if there were another pledge level for those who want multiple books but don't need five (i.e. two or three).

    27. Creator Scott M on November 26, 2011

      I figure the more variety of books you can be shopping for used, the less of an impact you'll make on the price if you buy them used online. On that note, I'd like to suggest:

      old editions of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
      Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon
      DSM IV
      Robert's Rules of Order

      Amazon has a dozen used copies of some of these for less than $10 or even $5 including shipping.

    28. Creator Minh Vo on November 26, 2011

      My recommendation for a book: The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the edition with all of 5 books

    29. Creator Jeanne Sun on November 24, 2011

      I would like to add that finance books to the list. I'm even happy to donate some.

    30. Creator Tom Boer on November 23, 2011

      This is a brilliant idea. Selling lawyers bottles of booze hidden in law books should be like shooting fish in a barrel. I'm shocked that no one has thought to make a business of this before. Best of luck!