The Repurposed Library

The Repurposed Library

33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life

Book - 2011
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The Repurposed Library is a celebration of the possibilities that books have to offer as an art material. Obviously, we love to read and learn from books, but The Repurposed Library takes our passion for books one step further, presenting crafters with 33 projects to make out of books. Each year thousands of books are sold at flea markets for pennies, remaindered by bookstores, and given away by libraries. Lisa Occhipinti rescues and repurposes these orphaned books, transforming them into new art objects and practical items for the home and everyday life. The projects in The Repurposed Library range from artfully constructed mobiles, wreaths, and vases, to functional items, such as shelves, a secret box, a lampshade, and even a Kindle holder for those who want to replicate the sensation of holding a realA" book. Projects utilize every imaginable part of a book - from hardback cover to individual pages - and often require no more than a craft knife and Elmer's glue to complete. Hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations make the instructions especially easy to follow.
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, c2011
ISBN: 9781584799092
Branch Call Number: ANF 745.5 OCC
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Gowdry, Thayer Allyson


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Aug 13, 2018

Some of these are just weird, random ornaments, but I guess if you're into crafts and you like books (cutting them up, at least) you could enjoy making some of these. There are great gift ideas, like the Biographical Bracelet or the Music Book.
If you have old books that nobody wants to read (like nonfiction that's not relevant anymore), you could have a lot of fun with these crafts.

Sep 10, 2013

A few great ideas and lots of ideas for dust collectors.

Jun 19, 2012

Some fun ideas, but many variations on the same theme. Repetitive.

Oct 17, 2011

I cannot imagine being so bored that I would choose to "repurpose" tattered old books into something else besides "firewood". Many of these projects are so flimsy that when they get dusty--and they will--you will destroy them trying to clean them. If you have tattered old books to get rid of, give me a call. We heat with wood.

Aug 11, 2011

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Aug 13, 2018

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