Book Recycling

Added on by Alex Koehne.

Let's face it, reading as we know it is changing. I love books as much as the next guy (I am referring to the physical object of a printed book on paper) but with eBooks, tablets, huge advances in the audio book world and all the other means of consuming text, there are just too many paper books out there. I have no intention to stop buying and reading traditionally made books for some things, but honestly, when reading pulp like say something from Dan Brown, I would rather not kill trees or congest my already overflowing bookshelves. These blockbuster books get printed by the tens of thousands and many get discarded. An unfortunate amount of books get destroyed, recycled or just thrown out every year. While there are more sustainable ways to read these days, the fact of the matter is that already printed books only become waste when they are wasted. Instead of throwing away old books that no one wants to buy at a garage sale, check out this gallery of nifty ideas that you can do with old books.