As I am preparing my new class, Book as ART Materials, I am discovering new sources for old and unwanted books.
Independent Used Book Sellers
These local book sellers often have boxes of books that are too old to sell or otherwise headed for the recycle bin.
I found 2 kind book sellers who were willing to let me take books from there recycle pile.
Never 2 Many books – 58 Pulaski St. Peabody, MA – I found a box full of old books that I can use for book making art projects – Thank YOU!
I know that most of my readers do not live close to these book sellers, but I bet that you have similar types of bookstores in your area.
It makes it a lot easier to cut up a book if you got it for free or very inexpensively.
Some good sources for nearly free old books:
- Yard Sales
- Friends garages and basements
- Small independent used book sellers
- Local libraries
What to look for in an old book?
- Cool covers
- Interesting End pages
- Old notes
- Fades pages
- Drawings, music, foreign language
- Embossed words or designs