The Altered Book Nook
Our purpose is to re-purpose
"An old book with a new look"
October 14, 2018 @ 10:08 AM

You should see look on peoples faces when I am out buying books to repurpose. They will make comments like, "the pages are so clean and look almost new." Then when I say " it matters not I am going to rip the pages out." They look at me like "are you kidding".."You are going to tear up a book."

"YES I am."

Removing the pages and recreating a book is what I do best. I am going to make the book something that you won't likely find in yard sales and flea markets after a family has used the book to store and recreate their memories. It will become a family treasure instead of something they read and then toss out for the next person.

 

Welcome to THE ALTERED BOOK NOOK. This is our ...

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May 4, 2018 @ 11:31 AM

Some call them Junk Journals! Junk Journals are the most popular use of Altered Books?

An Altered Book for us at "The Altered Book Nook" can be seen in several stages.

1) STRIPPED-The Stripped altered book is the basic first step to creating an Altered Book. We take a old book or new book, any book with any  look and we begin by ripping some of the pages from the binder of the book, usually leaving 3 to 5 pages in the beginning and then tarring out 5 to 8 pages, then leaving 2 pages...remove 5 to 8, skip 2 remove 5 to 8 skip 2..........its a process...once we have done this we have a STRIPPED BOOK. We do sell stripped books for the person who wishes to design from scratch. Prices vary from $5 to $8 depending on the size and...

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