I need a new book shelf

I scored a set of 16 volumes of The Golden Book Encyclopedia recently while thrifting. They were published in 1960 and have great paintings on the covers.

I have wanted to create shelf-scapes with the stitched vessels I’m making and the displays on these books provide plenty of inspiration. I got them for 40 cents apiece, and actually hesitated about buying them. I already have a bunch of vintage books bought for artistic inspiration (hence the hesitation), but these are the best by far.

The background of each cover is a different material with ephemera and artifacts relating to the subjects covered in that volume. I love the pushpins and strings holding up odds and ends...

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