Wear This Book (but Bring It Back Friday)

One From The NY Times on the Portland Public Library in Maine, where a small portion of weeded books are given a new life as art. And this art can now be checked out at public libraries across the country.

Last year, the Portland library joined forces with the Maine College of Art in Portland for a first-of-its-kind project: “Long Overdue: Book Renewal.” To inaugurate it, the library invited a Brooklyn-based book artist, Doug Beube, to lecture about his work. That was followed by a “book grab,” during which artists were invited to take any of the library’s discarded volumes and do with them as they pleased.