More creative new uses for old books:
Make book cover headboards.
Materials include book covers, glue, and a piece of wood or something else to use as backing.
How-to / DIY details: Instructables
Note: If you’ve got books you no longer want, but think could be of interest to other readers, consider selling them or giving them away instead of using them as raw material for projects!
Truebluemeandyou: A hint for using Instructables. The site can be annoying if you don’t have a pro membership but it seems to allow you to scroll down and click on ALL STEPS a few times so you aren’t hitting the NEXT BUTTON forever. Also, if you feel guilty defacing books, I asked my mom what The League of Women Voters did with their books that didn’t sell after their huge annual book sale here.