I saw a segment on a news magazine tv show about a man who covers books with beautiful paper to make scenes using a shelf of books. And I thought why not try using fabric to cover books -- books that have already been read & will be used purely as decoration -- books as knick knacks. Adds a pop of color.
I kept with the blue & orange color scheme that coordinates with the bookends.
It took about an hour to cover 5 books. I kept the dust jackets on the hardcover books to serve as a base for the fabric. I used spray starch to make the fabric a bit smooth & firm; used iron-on tape to hold the top & bottom hems of the fabric; used double stick tape to keep the fabric in place on the book dust jackets. I sort of winged it -- I'm sure there's room for improvement on the technique. But I like the look of the books!