You need a small stack of hardcover books
. I emulated the original: "The world’s most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated", but used The Dhammapada
in the place of the more substantial The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha
(which was expensive). Here are the exact editions that I used:The Dhammapada | The Torah | The Bible | Tao Te Ching | The Qur'an | The Analects | The Bhagavad Gita
Choose editions you like the look of; try to get a nice variety of colors, heights and widths (the depth doesn't matter so much in this design). Used books add character and you can often find these for just a few $. I removed the dust jackets from all of the books, because I preferred the look of the cloth. Of course, the books don't need to be works of religion - Mike&Maaike have also done JUXTAPOSED: Power
, and the idea is transferable to any set of books you want to showcase and whose ideas you think should be considered in a balanced way.