In episode 7 River "corrects" the bible by marking it red and ripping out pages.
In season 9 some books in the bunk are stacked and damaged.
In season 3 episode 9 Eric Northman kills someone by putting an old japanese scroll through his heart.
In the first few seasons many books get damaged during raids, but in later episodes they show how these old books were illustrated.
In episode 1.3 a bible is used as shield against a shot.
In episode 3.2 an antique book is turned to dust.
Since Nigel reads a lot he is often surprised by muggers while reading and tends to fend them off by hitting them with his reading material.