Check out the current issue of C & RL News for a fabulous feature article “Constructive destruction: Examining the life cycle of texts through RE:BOOK” by Tagge and Booth. I saw a peek of this cool recycle and create project during a session at ACRL last spring but I was thrilled to hear more in this article.  I am all about recycling books into art and offering creative opportunities for students.  Through this project also surfaced the question of “when does a book outlive its intended use and what legitimately happens next?”  it is an opportunity to educate users as well as do something creative, model sustainable/reuse behaviors. I have discussed altered book & creative upcycling  before (here and here and here) if you are looking for other examples too. (also really like this idea of book jackets into gift bags!)


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  1. […] books and she is allowing me to share some photos of her work!  (check out my recent post about Re:book for more ideas) She started using old book covers as the basic substrate and created these mixed […]

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