Book Fetish: Build a Bookcase with a Hidden Compartment

Oh this would be fun! Hidden passageways concealed by bookcases are a must for creepy castles, superhero mansions, and my yet-to-be-built, yet-to-be-designed, yet-to-be-funded, house.

In the video below, the switch is a Jules Verne book. I’d think you would want the book to be one no one would have interest in grabbing. Maybe one on actuary tables?

Book Fetish: The Golem and the Jinni

Pictures of the book The Golem and the Jinni
Pictures of the book The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I bought the hardcover edition of The Golem and the Jinni based solely on its beautiful dust jacket.

According to the back flap, the cover was designed by Richard Ljoenes. It is delicately evocative of the story inside. Well done!

Unfortunately, I cannot find identification of the fonts used in the title, nor the copy, but they lend themselves well to the magic of the story. The gold enhances the lettering of the title nicely.

The photograph of the Washington Square Arch, which figures into the story, appears shrouded in a blue tinged fog with eerie points of light over a snow covered ground. It is as though an enchantment clings to the park. Blue also dyes the edges of the pages.

Inside, the story delivers on the cover’s promise and perhaps I’ll write up a review.

Have you read it, what do you think?