“Books can tell stories in many different ways.”

Recycling books can be accomplished in many different ways.

The local library will take your used books with gratitude.  Readers are becoming creative with old books and Spanish paper artist Malena Valcarcel is no exception.  Malena’s paper skills are completely self taught.

“I can be inspired by a book I read, or maybe a specific passage of that book can inspire me to create a Book Sculpture.”   She gives a new life to old books and the final piece is a new story within a story.  Recycling in its best form.  Malena also creates jewelry out of old books.

Think about how we look at an old book on a shelf.  And, then think about how Malena looks at an old book on a shelf.  See the difference.