If you’re a handy-dandy sort, and need to give a special present to a lawyer or law librarian in your life, try this project: make a lamp using books as the base (used law books preferred by the Oregon Legal Research blogette :-). The diynetwork website link with instructions is here.
I found these directions a while ago and posted them to a law librarian listserve, so every once in a while someone e-mails me for the link, which is tough to find. If you search for lamps books diy (or similar search) you keep getting books ABOUT making lamps, not lamps made WITH books. So here it is.