Great Ideas (With Wheels)
February 24, 2015 7:46 PM   Subscribe

"Bracket bolts the book open to the page 'LIFE, WITHOUT BIRTH AND WITHOUT END, EMITTING LIGHT!'"

A collection of tampered-with books for sale.
posted by glass origami robot (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
"An Amazon self-published misprint (the spine text is distorted). Two bolts keep the book from opening."
posted by Going To Maine at 7:51 PM on February 24, 2015

Lost Citites sounds like a fun book, archleogists widly speculating is always entertaining
posted by The Whelk at 8:03 PM on February 24, 2015

If books as physical objects are becoming obsolete, why don't we just make them even more inconvenient to actually read? We can add some useless wheels and tubes, bolt them shut so we're stuck with them as objects but not as carriers of information. The immense appeal of a library or bookstore is for me this quaint idea of being surrounded by stacks of embodied knowledge. I have a kindle and I use it all the time but still this collection of "books" makes me sad. I wouldn't want a book that I couldn't sit down and read.
posted by no mind at 8:08 PM on February 24, 2015 [3 favorites]

I'd buy this book, but I wouldn't want to be able to read it. Bummer. Lost a sale there, guys.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:14 PM on February 24, 2015

Eugene O'Neil
(With Screws In Eyes) / $15

Nice find.

gonna tie together my copy of "Cimarron" with roughide.
posted by clavdivs at 8:24 PM on February 24, 2015

I realise old paper books are practically worthless now - and so why not turn them into artsy knicknacks - but every time I see a repurposed book I die a little.
posted by misterbee at 8:39 PM on February 24, 2015 [6 favorites]

I notice all the ones with large wheels are sold out. What can this mean?
posted by kinnakeet at 9:41 PM on February 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

As much as I appreciate both the convenience and the innate Trekkiness of reading off a tablet, I don't appreciate seeing my old friends turned into art school grist like this.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:47 PM on February 24, 2015 [2 favorites]

Other book objects I hope they make:

The Corrections in a paper shredder
Freedom bolted shut
How To be Alone as a bookshelf for Infinite Jest
Bill O'Reilly's The No Spin Zone in a blender
Twilight with a stake through it
Fifty Shades of Gray In a bucket of bleach
Everything Dan Brown Has Ever Written on fire
The Notebook scribbled all over with red pen
posted by shmegegge at 10:05 PM on February 24, 2015 [7 favorites]

Arthur Bryant's original barbecue sauce?
posted by Segundus at 11:23 PM on February 24, 2015

I notice all the ones with large wheels are sold out. What can this mean?

Wheels within wheels...
posted by capricorn at 11:14 AM on February 25, 2015

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