Books bound in human skin

Published by on november 18, 2006 at 5:17 e m

Consumer generated media is hot. Here is a story that is going deeper than the rest of consumer generated stories:

“A number of prestigious libraries — including Harvard University’s — have such books in their collections. While the idea of making leather from human skin seems bizarre and cruel today, it was not uncommon in centuries past, said Laura Hartman, a rare book cataloger at the National Library of Medicine in Maryland and author of a paper on the subject.” M.L. Johnson, Associated Press Writer.

To include consumers is good but this story seams a bit too much Hannibal Lector for my taste.