While walking around in DUMBO a few weeks ago, Will and I saw these gorgeous tree coffee tables. I just saw one in Stephanie & Ian's House Tour. They have a lovely home filled with repurposed items, including this rad newspaper wallpapered wall.
I love this effect, and when I have a library (someday??) I would like to do a DIY version using antique books, as seen on Ruche.
Perhaps this is the solution the the Stacked Books Wallpaper post.