Books as design objects are in demand by interior designers, high-end builders, hotel developers and architects. Multimillion dollar homes have to come with libraries: spaces with built-in shelves and lots of books. And there are people who specialize in furnishing these libraries with books: 2,000 books wrapped in white or in cream colored leather? 4,000 books wrapped in black? No problem! Will they be read? That is another question!
Selling a book by its cover, an article by Penelope Green, published in today's New York Times, Jan. 6, 2011. Books as a way to grace a room (slideshow)