Stunning Reuse Ideas for Old Books and Maps

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Have a few unreadable books in your bookshelf or out-of-date maps in your glove compartment? Before tossing them in the recycling bin, take a moment to realize their full potential. Old-school finds add a welcoming and one-of-a-kind flair to your home decor, and the antique look is way easier to achieve with real vintage treasures than new stuff made to “look old.” So, gather up your paper leftovers, hand-me-downs and thrift store finds, and check out these 10 creatively beautiful ways to reuse them.

Feature image courtesy of Kevin Hale

Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni