What is lacked was a book exchange. So as a substitute they picked out the best “library” wallpaper they could find. And the place is extensively renovated, so I’m confident that it was a concious choice. I’m not sure who manufactures this stuff, but presumably they only have one job. Rather than anything classic, cool or inspirational — they opted for the GMAT study guide so one may hone one’s quant skills before trying to get into B-School. Or the Maggie Thatcher bio.
If you can’t have real books, common courtesy is to at least pick some good fake ones!