Judging A Book (Bag) By Its Cover

Damaged or obsolete books are back in fashion after being transformed into unusual handbags.

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They also just ran a story on creating a fairly low-cost solar backpack charger for iPods, etc:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103230940

Full instructions here:
http://www.npr.org/design/stage/diy/solar-backpack.html