|This idea isn't new as commercial versions of the book clock can be purchased online here, here, and here; ranging in price from $24-$30. I happened to see one on display at my local book store which was $40! The commercial ones are hollow, made of cardboard, and had standard analog clock inside. Hardly worth the price tag.|
I figured I would try to make my own, so I grabbed an analog alarm clock from the Dollar Store and found 3 hardcover books at the Thrift Store spending around $4.