The books were literally falling off the shelves at the Seattle Library during a spectacular stunt.
In an effort to promote its 2013 Summer Reading Program, the library assembled 2,131 books in a winding fashion on its third floor. After a seven-hour setup and four failed tries, the volunteers finally got the books to fall properly.
As you'll see, the chain winds around several "models" who are reading in different environments. At one point, the books even spell out "Read."
Getting all the books to fall in order was quite difficult. Indeed, the first attempt was thwarted by a single stray book.
"When the book chain was making its way around the planter, one book didn’t topple,” Amy Twito, the library’s youth program manager, told Q13 Fox. "We weren’t prepared for that to happen, so when the chain kept going, people starting diving toward the books to stop the chain."