Book Cellar

Sale price$24.00

Dirt, Basement, Vanilla Bean
  • Low stock - 3 items left
  • Backordered, shipping soon

Meet Old Books’s mustier, more sophisticated grandpa. Book Cellar is a little bit earthier, a little less sweet and every bit as charming. Rich and loamy with soft hints of vanilla bean, this candle smells just like the kind of magic found only in an antiquarian’s book collection.

Handmade with Care


100% soy wax
No petroleum

Low waste

Poured in small batches
Carbon-neutral shipping
Reusable containers

High quality

Premium fragrance oils
Lead-free cotton wicks

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Customer Reviews

Based on 148 reviews
Venessa M. (Mesquite, TX)
Musty and warm

I love the wax melts so much, it smells like dirt, musty, but also almost sweet or warm.

Wesley (Springfield, OR)
Pretty sweet

It smells nice and I like it. I wish it smelled a bit more earthy; less sweet.

LEAH P. (Shelbyville, KY)
So nice!

The hint of vanilla really makes this candle shine. I first sampled a 2 ounce tin, then came back for the jar!

Amy W. (Le Mars, IA)
Try it! Pleasantly surprised!

I wasn't sure what I would get with this, felt like a risk to order! But I was pleasantly surprised! The sweetness and the musty smell is spot on to the memory I have of our farmhouse basement growing up, and not overpowering. Love to keep this scent in my home office, I've become a fan!

Sean H. (Ankeny, IA)

This smells exactly as I hoped. I'm currently reading a fantasy novel which has a lot of scenes in the wilderness and dirt floor buildings and this candle really helps to bring it to life.

Fast & safe Shipping

Candles are heavy and breakable, but we're great at packaging them up safely. If any item breaks in the mail, we'll replace it for free.

Product & Shipping Info

High Quality Materials
  • 100% soy wax
  • Lead-free cotton wick
  • Premium fragrance oil
  • Vegan dye chips
Responsibly Made

Each item is poured by hand at our Minneapolis shop.

  • Soy wax is renewable, biodegradable, and vegan!
  • Containers are recyclable and reusable.
  • Fragrance oils are phthalate free.
8oz Jar
  • Container: Glass
  • Burn Time: 40+ hours
  • Volume: 8 fl oz
  • Net Weight: 14.8 oz
  • Size: 2.75" wide by 3.5" tall
4oz Tin
  • Container: Aluminum
  • Burn Time: 20+ hours
  • Volume: 4 fl oz
  • Net Weight: 4.4 oz
  • Size: 2.6" wide by 2" tall
2oz Tin
  • Container: Aluminum
  • Burn Time: 10+ hours
  • Volume: 2 fl oz
  • Net Weight: 1.8 oz
  • Size: 2" wide by 1.3" tall
Wax Melt
  • Container: Plastic
  • Volume: 2.75 fl oz
  • Net Weight: 3 oz
  • Cube Quantity: 6 per container
  • Cube Size: 1" wide by 1" tall

  • Trim wick to 1/4" before each use.
  • Burn no longer than 2-3 hours at a time.
  • After use, cover with lid to reduce soot.
  • Burn within sight on heat-resistant surface.
  • Keep away from kids, pets and all flammable objects.
  • Discontinue use when 1/2" wax remains.
  • See our full list of safety tips!

Processing time is usually 1-2 days and shipping time is determined by your choice of postage at checkout.

All deliveries are carbon neutral. We partner with a service that measures our carbon footprint and pays credits towards long-term solutions that remove carbon from the atmosphere.

If you have any questions about shipping or your order, please contact us.

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