Need cute gifts for your fellow eco book club members? Try these handmade upcycled literary accouterments, sure to please any bookish environmentalist:
Lilliputian notebook necklaces
. Philadelphia-based designer Margaux Kent of Black Spot Books
makes these tiny, antique leather-bound journals by hand to be worn as bookish jewelry! Price per necklace ranges from $38 for a lone little book to $325 for a mini library. Shop for them on Etsy
. (via ecouterre
Bookish purses. Carry your book in a purse made of a book! Retro Grandma turns no-longer-loved book covers into whimsical carry-alls. Prices range from $29.99 to $64.99 on Etsy. (via Jacket Copy)
Books turned notebooks. Tyler Bender Book Co. creates whimsical “new” notebooks from old hardback covers, cereal boxes, T-shirts, and recycled or reclaimed paper. I discovered this upcycling notebook maker at a Downtown Art Walk in Los Angeles, and like the notebooks so much I haven’t actually written in them! Shop for notable notebooks of your own at Etsy.
Photos courtesy of The Blackspot Books, Retrograndma, and TylerBender, all via Etsy
Literary upcycled gifts for bookish friends
From bookish jewelry to literary purses, there's a perfect handmade upcycled gift for every green-thinking reader.