I have seen other "Book Lamp" projects, but all involved hollowing out pages from old books. The nice thing about this version is that no real books were used and this took only about 2 hours to complete. The entire project cost about $40 and requires a basic knowledge of wiring and assembly.

Step 1: Assembly

1) 2 - hollow decorative boxes (books) from Michaels craft store. The boxes are made of sturdy paper/cardboard and nicely decorated inside and out. These being hollow makes the wiring easier and the top box can be used to store small things.
2) Small table lamp
3) Switch

2 Boxes - $16 - $20
Lamp - Under $20
Switch - $4
Misc extras - $2
The smaller book with charging plugs in is an excellent extra.

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