Recently while on a lunch break, I discovered these two tombstones in the cemetery at Shelbyville.
The one has a row of books and a table supporting the books. While we've all seen books as part of the stone they are mostly single books placed on top.
Was the gentleman a reader of some reputation or was he a librarian. With the letters after his name the latter is correct.
The other one, while the bottom logs are common, the top log is a piece a petrified wood that was atached and carved as part of the overall stone.
These two stones (and the one behind the log, which is a daughter) all go together in this family plot.