One more quickie!
I just stumbled across this artist on digg, and I had to share his work with you. I'm a huge fan of knowledge acquisition (big word of the day) in any way, but there is something magical about books. I'm not just talking about the actual words on the pages, but the whole thing. I love books in any form, especially when they've been made as beautiful as the words they contain.
Brian Dettmer does some really amazing things with old books and maps. Please check out his collection at the Aron Packer Gallery.