All you need to do is to choose the least loved vintage book out of your vast collection, buy 2 or 3 succulents that are suitable for shallow pots and follow this step-by-step tutorial from Apartment Therapy, prepared by Russel from Poke Acupuncture. (If you find it hard to sacrify any of your precious treasures just visit the nearest used books seller's)
Try not to think of it as an act of sacrilege - it's better to give an unwanted and forgotten books their second life and turn them into something beautiful. I'm sure these extraordinary planters will spice up every room at your place with their nostalgic and surprising look!
Check out tutorial on Apartment Therapy by Russell Brown with Bethany Nauert's photos.