Repurposing books

I’m interested in ideas about repurposing old books and I’ve seen some clever ones, but I’m ambivalent about the process. Most of the ideas involve dismantling the books, scooping out their insides and using the covers. Or cutting pages and photography into interesting shapes and reusing them for art projects or decor. That’s hard for me to consider doing. It’s not as if I have a limited supply of old books with yellowed pages to use. There’s just something about cutting away pages from bindings that troubles me.
Still, no one wants these old books. They’re so yellowed they’re barely readable. The best thing about them are their bindings. So, here are a few of the projects I’ve considered.
book planter [PLANTER]
cookbook [KITCHEN CADDY]
book purse [HANDBAG]

Dear readers, have you used books in unique ways?


More book storage


I have a lot of books all over the house. My bookshelves are jammed. I pare down periodically but I’m always on the prowl for new ideas for book storage.

I found a clever idea for book storage worth sharing with my fellow bibliophiles, repurposing an old console television. I liked depth that this repurposed piece provides for quartos.