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Roundup of DIY Book Crafts. Feeling guilty about destroying a book? Read what happens to them if you don’t rescue and reuse them here (by my mom who runs one of the largest used book sales for the League of Women Voters).
DIY Roundup of Book Clutch Tutorials (Thanks, I Made It) here. 
DIY Recycled Book into a Sketch Book (Cosmo Cricket) here.
DIY Recycled Altered Book with a Message Tutorial. “Your Life is a Story Make it Good” (Cosmo Cricket) here.
DIY Altered Book Monogram (Ashbee Designs) here.
Two Tutorials: DIY Children’s Book Clock (Instructables, Country Living) here. via  rainbowsandunicornscrafts
DIY Book Page Origami Butterfly (Todolwen) here.
DIY Netbook Book Using a Dollar Store XL Zipper (mikeasaurus at Instructables) here.
DIY: The Literary Lamp (project by Tess Wolfe-Stelzer who won the grand prize for the ReadyMade 100 contest) here.
Vintage Books, How to Alter and Price Them - An Insider’s Tips (The Polka Dot Closet) here. *You may not like this style - but lots of advice.

Book chair

Suspended books (by hanifoto)


Paper sculptures by Cara Barer

“I’m afraid the printed word will become a rarity, and the next generation will rely on the ephemeral word—the digital kind that only exists through a computer monitor, or a sort of virtual book that can hold thousands of titles. I’m not saying that’s a bad idea—I only hope that the paper version continues to be exist for the people that want the real tactile sensation of turning a page and holding the real thing”

(Source: dotsonme)



Ever finished a book and found yourself asking “what now?” Ask The Book Seer, a literary web project by Apt Labs.


From All My Friends Are Dead by Avery Monsen.

First UK edition of Eliot’s The Waste Land.

Book cover and book mark, London, ca 1634. Satin covered board, embroidered with silver, silver-gilt-thread, purl and coil, and coloured silks, and plaited threads.


Amy Borrell’s “A brief account of a life lived so far” is a beautifully hand bound collection of photos, letters, memories and favourite things collected from a life lived so far, ordered A-Z.

This is so precious.

(via fuckyeahbookarts)


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis

Excerpt from ‘The History of Love’ by Nicole Krauss


As a glowing tribute to the books that inspired him, Korean artist Airan Kang created mock-ups of books—LED lights cased in plastic—that light up and gradually change brightness and color

—via Design Taxi

(via fuckyeahbookarts)