Hollowed-Out Books

May 21st, 2008 at 9:22 am

Books are not just for reading.

Sometimes they are coasters. Sometimes they are doorstops. Sometimes they are paper weights. Sometimes they are mere decoration and space filler. They make you look smart, you know. Sometimes books are bookshelves.

And sometimes books are hollowed out and used by Australian wildlife smugglers to mail geckos to Europe.

Ahhh, the hollowed-out book motif continues. It was infamously used in the movie The Shawshank Redemption to conceal a hammer.

What other instances are there of books being hollowed out to hide something?

And what other brilliant uses of books are there other than simply reading them? I think they make for great projectiles. They have unrivaled heft, and the sight and sound of an open book with its pages fluttering through the air is a beautiful image.

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