Green Crush: Upcycled Books as iPod Docks


With the advent of the iPad, the Kindle, and other electronic readers, many people are buying eBooks instead of paper copies. Obviously, this innovation can save trees (not to mention space in a crowded city apartment), but what’s to become of all of those old school tomes?

One Etsy seller from Michigan may have the solution: upcycled books-turned-iPod docks.

We think this is a clever way to cover electronic clutter and recycle our beloved books. Since it’s compatible with most models of iPod – including the iPod Classic, iPod Nano (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPod shuffle (2nd generation), iPod Touch (1st and 2nd generation), and even the iPhone – this iPod dock would make a great gift for a book worm in your life. In fact, I may have to buy this for my gadget-loving, Apple-obsessed boyfriend.

Looking for other ways to upcycle old books? A quick Google search uncovered several creative ideas, including a headboard made of hardcover books, bows made of book jackets, even candleholders (don’t forget the flame retardant unless you want to reenact a scene from Fahrenheit 451!).

How else might we upcycled old book? Any creative suggestions? We’re all ears!