Decorate with Books

Time Out Chicago Issue 184

We'd rather never read again than cover up our books' covers and spines (okay, slight exaggeration). Although we don't like its concept, the look is intriguing. Meant for those books you're embarrassed to have out, we say just get rid of 'em and save the shelf space for your awesome book collection with covers and spines to be ogled. A few other ideas from TOC below:

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We found a copy of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man at a college bookstore and framed the title page and a couple of other passages using an inexpensive Ribba frame from IKEA ($15).

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If you have a book you know you’re never going to read again, why not turn it into a sculpture for your wall? We got the idea when visiting Haystack in Lakeview. The vintage store sells book art (open books with folded pages that look like origami-meets-pop-up-books) by local artist Brian Heiser.

Read the full "Decorate with Books" article online here.

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