Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Tree of Books

This Christmas tree at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland, is contructed entirely of books.

About five feet wide at the base and eight feet tall, it is composed of 1600 hardcover books, none of which were harmed in the making of the tree! The librarian said that the books, mostly duplicates and discards, were treated respectfully--no cutting to fit.

You can see more pictures and a video of construction of the tree at the library's Polish language website  You can also find pictures on Flickr. 

Thanks to American Libraries for bringing this to our attention.

Happy Holidays.

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