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An interesting library desk

September 29, 2010

Found this in an odd corner of the internet, via

Sent it to Keri, whose first thought was “But nobody could read those books!” I could practically hear her horrified gasp over IM.

What if you did it with publisher’s remainders, or books that, for whatever reason, couldn’t be sold- ones that had mistakes.

Another thought… What if you only did it with terrible books?

Hundreds of copies of Catcher in the Rye, safely imprisoned! Or Twilight, unable to terrorize the reading public!

Or Far From The Madding Crowd!

These are just a few of the books I would be happy never to open again.

Build the desk with their spines facing in, possibly hidden from the librarian behind wood paneling.

I love this idea.

Side note: I am apparently confusing Thomas Hardy (bleah) with Tom Hardy, an actor so handsome he’s making Keri rethink her stance on Wuthering Heights, and “those wacky Brontes.” Maybe I’ll look into the miniseries. If only for the cravats.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Brent permalink
    September 29, 2010 10:17 pm

    I liked the idea… But I think that it might be a bad idea to put all those Catcher in the Rye or Hardy Boys or other stuff in the librarian’s desk, because then they might pollute all those impressionable minds by osmosis. Probably should put all the classics in there instead…

    The only book-related desk I know that could top this was the one that Dr. Seuss’s wife had made for him — it was a custom-built replica of enormous replicas several of his titles stacked on each other… but I couldn’t find any pix on the net even with a few different Google searches… Drat!


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