Delft University’s Massive Library Desk Made from Books

In What's the Buzz by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary

A library in the Netherlands has given a whole new meaning to the concept of recycling paper. When a fire destroyed part of the library at the Delft University of Technology, the school replaced the library’s entire collection. Unwilling to part with those old volumes that were left behind but undamaged by the flames, the library built this massive desk, which is sure to be the envy of book lovers everywhere and guaranteed to stymie even the most skilled of Jenga players. Let’s just hope no one ever requests one of the books on the bottom.

About the Author

Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.