2010
10.06

Odd title perhaps, but it suits the article. I ran into quite an interesting website called Etsy.com who’s mission it is to “enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade”. One of the items they’re selling – created by Tarabu – is well.. read the description:

Here’s your chance to own a truly one of a kind accessory created from a remaindered hardcover book. This title is currently out of print in hardcover.

This piece is created from Andy McNab’s novel ‘Last Light’

The cover has been altered to include a decorative glass button and an ink sunset. The cover has been coated with a protective sealant.

The text block has been replaced with a fully functional purse, including two interior pockets and elastic insets at the sides.

The handles are sturdy translucent acrylic.

See photo below, but go to the Esty website to see the item and more photos.  And although I wouldn’t dream of doing this to my Andy McNab books..I love it!!