Library Jawn

This is a jawn about libraries
by Poliana Irizarry

Jul 20
unconsumption:

mollyblock:

What should I do with these? I can’t decide how I’d like to repurpose them. Maybe make them into a lamp? They’re from my stash of books that once belonged to now-deceased family members. Can you pick out the two very well-worn (and -loved) vintage Nancy Drew books?! And the old Boy Scout Handbooks? (Taken with instagram)

I interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this special note about using books as raw material for “reuse projects”:
When my Unconsumption colleagues and I (Molly) post ideas that involve the repurposing of books, these are examples of the books I envision using for such projects. Not new books, or books that someone may actually want to read. But books that are well past their reading prime. Regular readers of the Unconsumption blog know this. In fact, we Unconsumptioneers often add caveats — like this one, and this one and this one from Rob — about using unreadable or otherwise unwanted books as raw material.
So, back to the question of what will I do with the books pictured. (In case you’re wondering: The books are from my personal “collection”: the 1940s Scout books and “Treasure Island” were my father’s; the older Nancy Drew book — a 1930 edition of “The Hidden Staircase,” standing upright, with most of its blue spine disintegrated — my mother’s.)
Have you done something with old books — something you think will inspire me to finally do something with these (other than move them from shelf to shelf)? If so, let me know.
Related: I posted this photo via the @Unconsumption Instagram account. If you’re on Instagram and add the tag “#unconsumption“ to photos, I’ll check them out!

unconsumption:

mollyblock:

What should I do with these? I can’t decide how I’d like to repurpose them. Maybe make them into a lamp? They’re from my stash of books that once belonged to now-deceased family members. Can you pick out the two very well-worn (and -loved) vintage Nancy Drew books?! And the old Boy Scout Handbooks? (Taken with instagram)

I interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this special note about using books as raw material for “reuse projects”:

When my Unconsumption colleagues and I (Molly) post ideas that involve the repurposing of books, these are examples of the books I envision using for such projects. Not new books, or books that someone may actually want to read. But books that are well past their reading prime. Regular readers of the Unconsumption blog know this. In fact, we Unconsumptioneers often add caveats — like this one, and this one and this one from Rob — about using unreadable or otherwise unwanted books as raw material.

So, back to the question of what will I do with the books pictured. (In case you’re wondering: The books are from my personal “collection”: the 1940s Scout books and “Treasure Island” were my father’s; the older Nancy Drew book — a 1930 edition of “The Hidden Staircase,” standing upright, with most of its blue spine disintegrated — my mother’s.)

Have you done something with old books — something you think will inspire me to finally do something with these (other than move them from shelf to shelf)? If so, let me know.

Related: I posted this photo via the @Unconsumption Instagram account. If you’re on Instagram and add the tag “#unconsumption“ to photos, I’ll check them out!


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  5. flairmedia said: I had a full set of Nancy Drew handed down from my mother. We loaned them to a cousin who didn’t share the same love of the written word and they’ve vanished forever. Heartbreaking.
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    keep them
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