Tuesday, April 05, 2011

New uses for old books

Sorry to miss my customary Tuesday spot last week but I was up to my eyeballs in it and just couldn’t spare the time.

It’s much the same this week, but to miss two Tuesdays in a row is unthinkable, so here I am with not a whole lot to say — and less time in which to say it. However, I do have something interesting.

We can’t seem to go more than a few days here on Type M (or anywhere else bookish sorts of people tend to congregate) without mentioning e-books and how they’re turning our little world completely downside up. So, if the printed volume is dead, what the hell do we do with our shelves and shelves (some double layered, no doubt, as several of mine are) of paper bound between two covers?

I have the answer.

The Book Surgeon (Let’s see you do something like this with an e-book!)

Many thanks to my good friend, Simon Stone, for sending this along. Hope you enjoy seeing other uses for old books.

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