check out these beautiful art pieces created from discarded books by an Australian artist Kylie Stillman. Kylie carves trees out of old books — Kind of ironic that trees are used to create books that are now used to create images of tree within them! Check out more images on http://1800recycling.com/blog/ or check out Kylie Stillman’s website!
This web site from Online Colleges lists 80 awesomely, creative ideas for reusing – instead of just discarding – old books. Ideas are categorize into: around the house (yoga block or a book safe – cut hole in center), at work/school (pen holder or book shelf), decorating (a lamp or decoupage tabletop), reusing the pages (wrapping paper, mulch, kitty litter), for crafts (make a gift bag or greeting cards), for kids (leaf press or paper mache), for clothing/jewelry (make a handbag or brooch) and more.
Thanks Alliance Library System’s Going Green Blog for their post that brought this site to my attention!