Love it!  Books are houses we live in for a time -- then we bring their riches back to our real lives.

Altered book spines as a city row of French houses/businesses. Le village de livres by Marie Montard I would do this with beach houses.

Easy And Beautiful DIY Projects Made With Old Books

40 Delicate Book Project Ideas Worth Considering - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

Beautiful Ways to Repurpose Old Books | Just Imagine - Daily Dose of Creativity

Beautiful Ways to Repurpose Old Books

Create gift bags from old book pages. Stamp a bird design on an old book page which has been cut 1 to 2 inches shorter than a second page. Sew or glue edges together. Secure with a brad or decorative button and small Velcro dots.

altered book pages >>>>i KNOW WE CAN DO THIS - COLLAGE KLATCH

Frank, Whitstable : British graphic arts, design and craft ~ The Observer’s Book of British Birds

this one's for colored pencils and a notepad, but really, the right hard-covered book could be good for all sorts of things...

truebluemeandyou: “ DIY Recycled Book into a Sketch Book. Tutorial from Cosmo Cricket here. *We are having a huge used book sale this weekend (for the League of Women.

Awesome books are awesome. Book sculptures

Awesome books are awesome

Altered Book Art by Brian Dettmer. The book lover in me is horrified at altering these books but the art is amazing!

esta genial pero jamas! me atrevería a hacerle eso a mis libros

I don't know how I feel about "upcycling" a book and book crafts in general but this is pretty cute! Upcycled Zippered Book Clutch – Free Sewing Tutorial by See Kate Sew + Upcycled Sewing Projects by Betz White

10 Creative Uses for Old Books

To add polish and panache! One of my all-time favorite things to do is go to a Parade of Homes. It’s not like I can afford any of those multi-million dollar palaces, but I .

Clock from an old book, hand paint the numbers to make them add to its character

This could very easily be made as a real clock. (The directions are for a table topper "false clock." Cool Clock Idea~ Turn an old book into a vintage style clock. Great gift idea for avid readers!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT: Restoration Hardware Inspired Vintage Book Bundle

THe DIY books are so much nicer, cheaper, and have more interest than the RH ones

Repurposed book mail holder by Nina Rossi

Repurposed book mail holder by Nina Rossi-something like this for my bookmark holder-mounted on outside of bookshelf