One of the hardest tasks for my family is deciphering German handwriting hardest is translating it), Since of all Americans share German heritage, I think many of you will find this chart useful. Old German Handwriting.
Paint it White: Paint some big books white & stack them high! - 18 Ways to Upcycle Books via Brit + Co. -- Good for defunct dictionaries, encyclopedias, and textbooks. great idea for night stand in small space
Cage Free Sustainability: Don't be afraid to reuse in your design. We can't take our eyes off of this idea combining two of our favorite things: books and lighting. (recycled lamp DIY : Books table lamp in paper lights diy with Light Lamp DIY Book)