To support our belief that books should survive despite the mad rush for all things electronic/digital (books are already "handheld" and "mobile," for those keeping score), we have in the past here at SotB mentioned artistic uses for books, uses that go beyond mere reading. In that spirit, I wanted to alert all of our good readers to artist Mike Stilkey's work on the spines of books. Stilkey was profiled over at the This Blog Rules blog. (A+ on subtlety with that blog name, btw). Enjoy!