Books turned into tables? Volumes made into shelves? Pages turned into sculpture? Library purists, remain calm. This has nothing to do with destruction, but everything to do with giving old books new life.
David Satter's It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway gets reviewed for The Daily Beast. The book is a "sweeping study of how the former Soviet Union's bloody past continues to poison Russia's present and threatens to strangle the country's future."