In at least one municipality here in Australia, the National Year of Reading 2012 is kicking off in an innovative style.
The public library in Kogarah, a suburb of Sydney, N.S.W., is in the process of recycling its excess books into decorative features for what promises to be a stunning display.
The highlight of this venture- a sculpture for the library’s foyer-integrates more than two thousand books, glued and screwed together. Others will be made into art works, some suspended.
I wonder how many authors ever envisaged their works breathing new life in a such a striking way?