View Full Version : What to do with your old paper books


badgoodDeb
03-08-2008, 12:50 PM
Here's an idea for your now superfluous physical books. Very clever artwork created from books!

http://centripetalnotion.com/2007/09/13/13:26:26/

TallMomof2
03-08-2008, 01:49 PM
Pretty darn cool!

kilohertz53
03-08-2008, 02:28 PM
There are a raft of sites for "altered books" on the web, but those are really outstanding!

Richard Herley
03-08-2008, 02:53 PM
I'm going to try it on my PRS-500. Now where did I leave that Exacto knife?

zelda_pinwheel
03-14-2008, 09:40 PM
I'm going to try it on my PRS-500. Now where did I leave that Exacto knife?

DEFINITELY post photos of that please !!! :p

hidari
03-14-2008, 10:40 PM
Simple- Fahrenheit 451


Actually I used to rip up the big novels that I read: ie. War and Peace as I read them. I never liked carrying a huge book around. So, once read it was dead to me. Shocked some of my friends in Moscow, but hey now I do not have to with ebooks, plus I have War and Peace in ebook form compliments of PG.





Here's an idea for your now superfluous physical books. Very clever artwork created from books!

http://centripetalnotion.com/2007/09/13/13:26:26/

zara
03-25-2008, 11:08 AM
http://bookcrossing.com/

Lobolover
03-25-2008, 07:38 PM
I keep em.Not that I ever re-read anything.

Lady Fitzgerald
06-15-2010, 09:15 PM
I'm cutting the spines off mine and scanning them.

Freeshadow
06-15-2010, 10:13 PM
since I'm not going to re-buy what i have (esp at these prices...) I'm keeping mine as a proof that my digitized copies are legal.

Maggie Leung
06-15-2010, 11:58 PM
I keep what I wanna re-read and donate the rest.

Lady Fitzgerald
06-16-2010, 12:54 AM
since I'm not going to re-buy what i have (esp at these prices...) I'm keeping mine as a proof that my digitized copies are legal.

The biggest reason I'm digitizing my books is I won't have room for them when I move into smaller digs (a travel trailer) in a year or two. Besides, I have to destroy the book to scan it so there isn't anything to keep except a pile of pages.

recluse
06-16-2010, 01:11 AM
My paper books?

They are in my will.
They will be used to open the "Recluse Memorial Horror Library".
I have the building plans already.
Once construction is completed after my demise, all will be welcome.
Bring a shovel.
When you reach the door, knock.
If I don't answer, feel free to wait.

sunnysmiles
06-16-2010, 11:44 AM
I like the ideaof Book crossings . Usually every so often I leave a bag of books outside on the garden wall . I will also donate to the local charity shop or give to friends . I hardly ever buy Pbk books now.

The Terminator
04-02-2011, 10:43 PM
Wow that's cool

RainingLemur
04-02-2011, 10:47 PM
Wow. Those look VERY cool.

crich70
04-03-2011, 05:23 AM
Open a museum exhibit? lol.

nohmi2
04-03-2011, 06:45 AM
http://bookcrossing.com/


Brilliant!

A wonderful idea.

It would be wonderful for teens or young adults to do this as well.

Cheers

mediax
04-03-2011, 04:29 PM
Donate them to one of our local charity shops.

Nyssa
04-03-2011, 04:33 PM
Donate them to one of our local charity shops.

Or the local library, or a local school library (depending on the content and age of the books, as well as, the age of the students).

DuskyRose
04-03-2011, 04:51 PM
Or trade them at www.paperbackswap.com.

You can trade them for the price of media mail. Or hit the Book Bazaar and get a deal on multiple books.