Okay, from a Library list, I just discovered the website www.thisintothat.com.
Click on “Gallery” and then go to “Funniest Shelves.” Or use this link: http://www.thisintothat.com/gallery/funniest.html
This artist makes bookshelves–from books! The titles are part of the fun. The first “funny” one has a shelf made with “Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty” supported by “All the King’s Men” and “Anatomy of a Murder”–with an eggbeater through it.
This does seem to be a good use for old books that have outlived their traditional usefulness. He has an entire bookshelf built with an outdated Encyclopedia Britannica set. I wish I had discovered this site a few weeks ago, when I was still taking Collection Development class. I would have offered this as a solution for what to do with weeded books!
I did get a pang when I saw a shelf with a carpentry theme. One of the books, Sawdust in His Shoes, was a children’s book that I loved when I was a kid. It’s about a circus performer kid who has to leave the circus and can’t stand it–he ends up finding his way back to the circus. I had forgotten all about that book, but I read it so many times. I can think of quotations from it even as I write this. Hmm. I will get the author off of the picture and see if I can find a used copy. Or maybe I should buy the shelf!