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"Horse Book" Display Shelf


Made almost entirely of real books, Jim Rosenau creates incredibly unique pieces by rebuilding them from the inside out. He replaces most, but not all, of the paper inside the books with recycled wood. The frame is fabricated after designing the piece.  It’s sort of like literary taxidermy!

  • Measures 8"h × 9¼"w × 6½"d
  • Gently dust to clean and avoid the use of all wet cleansers and direct sunlight.

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About the artist:
Jim Rosenau was raised in a house with 5,000 books. He has been making and selling thematic furniture from vintage books since 2002. The idea occurred to him years earlier after reading an essay, “Books As Furniture,” by Nicholson Baker. Given his background as the son and grandson of publishers, he assumed the reaction, should he make such a thing, would be furious. The work, once underway, proved him wrong. Previously, he has been a carpenter, comedy writer (with Charlie Varon), editor, software developer, planning commissioner and designed and built parade floats. His writing has been published in Fine Homebuilding, The New Yorker, ReadyMade, Salon.com and heard on public radio. He lives and works in Berkeley, California.

Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.