Books as Building Blocks...

A Journey into the Land of Upcycling

An initial faulty print run of our art book on the ManawatÅ« (Between Rivers), left us with a stack of book-bound paper that we just couldn’t bear to bin. 

So we began exploring different ways of turning misprints into creative mischief...and our first installation hit the streets in the last week of New Zealand Book Month 2013. 

Crafted by our good friend and Ashhurst artist, Aaron Roberts, the Palmerston North Library now boasts a stool, reading table and helical lecturn that holds a wee explanation of what it is all about - all made from our repurposed books and other recycled materials (twine, rebar and timber off-cuts). Library users can take a seat and flick through reprinted fault-free copies of the book - which can be loaned from the Library or purchased from all good booksellers around the region. 

Watch this space - we've a few more bookish creations in the wind....

Aaron Roberts installing our repurposed Book Funiture  View of the Book Stool from aboveThe Helical Book Lecturn  Book Reading Table, Stool & Lecturn