That never bothers me...because you can see the results of re-purposing those forgotten treasures.
The other reason I save these books is purely for the creative outlet of making something wonderful and usable.
I've been hoarding damaged books for several
years waiting for inspiration to reuse them.
Now that I've started upcycling
I can't stop...lol!
by the number of books you find.
If you'd like to buy a journal made from vintage books Ex Libris Anonymous provides the best
selection I've found!
I mostly remove the titles and writing, cutting it down with a paper cutter.
I used vintage maps for the bag topper, just another way to re-purpose an old atlas.
I really could just go on and on upcycling!
I'd love to know if you save discarded books, and how you use them.