Book burning, book recycling, book carving
I'd seen this before, carving into books to make an artwork and now there's an exhibition at Geelong Art Gallery called Exlibris using books as inspiration for art works, many of them carving into books by cutting. It beats book burning, book recycling as we sometimes do with marvellous books at Donation in Kind where $50 school text books are turned into cardboard because they cannot fit into the criteria of school books to send to the South Pacific and South East Asia schools. Here are some examples of carving into books and one more conventional use of books. I must have a go at this sometime with some old books that otherwise would go into recycling.