Rebound Design: Custom purses made from old books

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Rebound Designs makes purses out of old and unloved hardcover books. Send Caitlin a book and she will turn it into a purse.

Are the Book Bags made from actual books?
Yes, these purses are all made from real old hardback books, the pages are removed and the cover is left intact. The spine becomes the bottom of the purse, so the longer the book, the wider the purse.

Don’t you feel bad cutting up all those books?
Not really. Most of these books were damaged or being thrown away to begin with, I don’t cut up valuable books or books in fantastic condition. I take great care to find books that are already falling apart or are unwanted, like out of date textbooks.

[via BoingBoing]