I found the reference to this on cornflower’s blog and couldn’t resist it.  Gleeson Library in San Francisco made this tree last year from their books, everything was re-shelved afterwards.

What a wonderful idea!  Not for our house though, quite apart from the fact that my daughters reckon that bling is an essential part of any Christmas tree our book loving dog (as in loves to devour a good book)  means that it wouldn’t stay pristine for very long.