Your dusty, old books can now be on the cutting edge ... literally.
At least 5 different vintage books or cookbooks (all the same width)
Hot glue gun + glue sticks
Let's get Cooking...
Make sure your books are tall enough to accommodate your knives; arrange them accordingly.
Using hot glue, glue your books cover to back all in a row. They should be lined up at the bottom for an even surface.
Cut a piece of ribbon to the length of your books with 2 inches extra at each end. Glue one piece of the ribbon to the inside of the first book, then seal the entire book with glue. Take the other end of the ribbon and do the same thing to the last book in the stack, gluing in the ribbon first and sealing the cover closed. (The ribbon is basically keeping the books in between closed, and it's behind the knife block so that it should not be seen.)