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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  • 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!

  • Hi
    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

  • 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.

  • 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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