See, with stuff like this, even tho I think it’s cute, I always want to rescue the books. Well possibly not the book that looks like a complete guide to bridge. And definitely not the Coupland. And they’re not all facing the same way! And they’re not evenly lined up!….yes, this is the sort of thing that bugs me.
Here’s a tutorial from Home & Garden Television (HGTV) on how to make a stacked-book table lamp using hardcover books, a lamp kit, lamp shade, drill, and screwdriver.
(Even though new uses for old books is a recurring theme here on Unconsumption, if you’ve got books you no longer want, but think could be of interest to other readers, then consider selling them or giving them away instead of using them as raw material for lamps or other projects!)