I saw some boxes at Michael's that were made up to look like books. They were 50% off, but I got to thinking about it and thought - "I could make up some vintage looking books out of real books for pretty cheap." I found 3 books that suited "my fancy" at a thrift store for 50 cents.
Here's the bottom book - Paper - Ephemera Background Papers (Hot off the Press), Images from the Graphics Fairy. I edged it with a black Bic marker.
The middle book uses paper from K & Company - and image from a vintage calendar -- punched the border around the edge out of music paper with a Fleur di lis border punch.
The top book is done in pink with the same supplies as the first book. I edged it with a metallic Bic marker.
I stacked two of them up under my "new" lamp.
The black one I stood up in another corner
Here's a view of them stacked up together so you can see the spines of them.