Look! Something to do with your extra books!
The photo’s from Barbara Dunbar, discussing the joys of Anthropologie.
Now, this is an Anthropologie display. I don’t think we’re meant to try this at home. But the piece is worth thinking about. My own thought process: 1) Oh, here’s something to do with all those books that I couldn’t get a good price for over at Half-Price Books. 2) This is going to be a real pain to dust. 3) How do you keep all these stacks straight; wouldn’t they shift easily and fall all to hell and back? 4) Desecration! Not to do to books! 5) But what if I want to read one?
And then, 6) Well, if I really want to read one of the paperbacks that I was getting rid of, I’ll download it onto the Kindle App.
We’re in a paradigm shift again. We’re keeping our books, lots of them. But they don’t physically mean what they used to. Even for a lot of us who have adored hard copy for decades.
Nevertheless. I’m not convinced they’re a decent building material.