7 Gorgeous Handmade Books

PHOTOS: 7 Gorgeous Handmade Books

E-books may be more popular than ever, but makers and writers of printed books aren't going down without a fight. We've seen beautiful sculptures made out of stacks of books, and intricate designs carved within worn classics (not to mention a few book crafts gone wrong).

Of course, the book-as-object is nothing new - early Bibles were covered in gold brocade, after all. But book art is a medium that is constantly changing, and we think the latest additions are spectacular.

"500 Handmade Books Volume 2" includes stories etched on thin-as-tissue paper, sewn together weigh thread, and penned on curling scrolls. Check it out:

Excerpted from 500 Handmade Books Volume 2, copyright © 2013 by Lark Crafts. Used with permission by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

7 Gorgeous Handmade Books

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