If you're a tried-and-true booklover, then here are a few ideas for a "novel" Christmas tree that uses books in creative, fun ways. Plus, instead of sneezing your way through December over that pine tree, you'll perfume the air with the scent of well-loved book leaves instead. (If you prefer a new-book smell, try this.)
Regular box shelves with creative book stacking.
Gleeson library (San Francisco) staff used 3,000 catalog books to create this tree.
A stack of books, a string of lights, and you're good to go.
Use green books or books with green paper covers and voila! Instant tree.