Kare wrote:To use books for this decorative purpose is brute stupidity. I would call it vandalism, except for the fact that this would be slandering the real Vandals. They were never THAT stupid.
I think the books are old encyclopaedias, of which plenty can be found at your local junk shop, last stop before the garbage dump.
They have an enormous pile of crappy old britannicas and World Books at my local Rags 2 Riches Op Shop. $5 a set, and that's optimistic - they'll be thrown in the recycling before long.
Better to use them for art than feed the anaerobic bacteria in a landfill.
I used to think all books should be treated with care and respect, but then I read Dan Brown.