We're talking books today. Not necessarily the sort that you keep on your nightstand. More the sort that you use to prop up a lamp that is too short, or to vary the height in a group of decorative accessories. You do that, right?
I'm drawn to colorful bindings and beautiful gilding. To cover illustrations and elaborate old fonts. And a little wear and tear doesn't hurt either. Old books are works of art.
Of course, it's always fun to actually read them, too. ;)