Have you switched over to an e-reader yet or are you one of the few remaining Luddites that still prefers the feel of the page of a book under fingertip? I am a recent convert. After purchasing a Kindle for my husband as a birthday gift, I slowly came to appreciate the ability to download almost any book I wanted with the touch of a button.
I still sometimes miss holding a book, however. It’s the smell I miss most and the fact that you don’t have to power them down when taking off or landing during an airplane ride. Sometimes I wonder what will become of all the ‘traditional’ books. As far-fetched as it may seem at present, I wouldn’t be surprised if paperbacks went the way of the VHS and the cassette tape.
I recently stumbled across the work of Isaac Salazar an artist who has a solution for all those old books better than using them to line our landfills. Salazar is rescuing books from his local library’s discard pile and turning them into stunning works of art.
Check it out after the jump:
All photographs courtesy of Isaac Salazar.