I have always loved old books the smell the colors the history. When they fall apart its a sad day but what do you do with them? Never say the word "trash", "recycle" might be ok but in my house the word is UP-Cycle!!!
So when a lamp in our office needed a shade I naturally thought old book spines.
I have used book spines before as Bookmarks and they turned out great so why not a lampshade. All I had to do was take my old falling apart books and with a razor blade carefully remove the spine of the book. Then with a piece of wire poked through the top I attached it to the lamp frame.
Now we have a interesting and unique new shade.