Carving up books seems to be all the rage. I guess nobody reads encyclopedias or the like any more, so it's nice somebody has found a use for them. Besides the mad, anonymous book sculptor of Edinburgh, above, about whom I wrote here and here, I have lately seen several other book carvers on the art blogs.
Most prominent is Brian Dettmer, aka the Book Surgeon, who likes to carve up medical textbooks and science reference books.
Alexander Korzer-Robinson, another fan of reference books.
And Icelander Ragnhildur Jóhanns, who works with volumes of poetry.
Guy Laramee, who makes landscapes from whole sets of books.
Whatever works, I guess.