I came across this picture today. Bench of Thoughts (Banco de Pensamienta) made of recycled books by Alvaro Tamarit. Only $8,500 at Saatchi Online. I think this takes the re-cycling of books to a whole new creative level. I wonder how comfortable it would be? A conversation piece at the very least.
Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing. It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total. ~Forsyth and Rada, Machine Learning
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce
Like this idea, and did a version of this idea, only my books were more neatly stacked. Nothing was glued down. This was before kids roamed our rooms…
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. ~Charles W. Eliot
…and now for the book themed…
Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.
I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things. ~George Robert Gissing