What's not to love about this Hardback Book Lamp, filled with mystery and intrigue? A light bulb is seen fused into the hardback cover of a book, while a simple switch adds the finishing touch on the creative design.

If you're further interested, Typewriter Boneyard offers multiple covers. My personal favorite, however, is this one: "Secrets and Spies - Behind the Scenes Stories of World War II" (Reader's Digest Collection 1964), which is currently on sale for $140.

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Tags: Spellbinding Hardback Book Lamp, Typewriter Boneyard, design

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Comment by sAm on February 7, 2012 at 1:18pm

Lol, D. Voightlander is rather hilarious. Can't tell if he's serious, but I think he is. Anyways, what a creative way to pay homage to books. Let it light up your life!

Comment by Emilton Oliveira on February 7, 2012 at 6:58am

interesting work, and the transformed object with a different meaning, I am researching this type of action in the arts and its significance as an artistic object. Can you direct me to other artists who research this kind of action? Emilton Ba

Comment by Patrick Girouard on February 6, 2012 at 7:53pm

Don't be silly. Books are not delicate untouchable objects. They are meant to be used. Read, dog-eared, notated, highlighted. And guess what? They wear out. And when they do, they can be repurposed. Better they be turned into a useful piece of art that provides a light that illuminates another book then thrown away, burned, or worse yet, left ignored on a shelf to gather decades of dust. Get over yourself.

Comment by D. Voightlander on February 5, 2012 at 8:27pm

You DESTROYED a BOOK!!! How is this spellbinding??? It's practically criminal. Did you ever have to read Fahrenheit 451 in high school? Do you know how offensive this is to people who love books?


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