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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Green Libraries: Art and Craft Projects

Resources to help libraries go green.

Altered Books

An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning.

These web sites provide an introduction to altered books and a treasure trove things to do with old books.

Two excellent titles that included altered book project ideas are EcoBook and The Repurposed Library, both of which are included in the box to the right.

Eco-craft Books