Search Results for books – Good source for old books

For anyone who is looking for lots of old used books to use in visual schemes this company may be just the site you need.

Reuseabook supply second-hand books, for aesthetic and practical purposes, to organisations and individuals in the creative and design industries. An ethical trader, their ethos is to never let a single book go to landfill. Reuseabook is an established wholesaler, based in the Gloucestershire countryside and shipping all over the world. They promise highly competitive rates and a personalised service.

Orders and enquiries can be made via

Sara Ackrill,

Wholesale Customer Manager,

Email –

Tel – 07508 759937/ 01453 731 155

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Folding Books into Sculptures

I usually use old novels, but this time I used a larger outdated buyers guide. The pages are lovely and crisp and firm enough to support the larger book. It looks good in a vase or just standing on it’s own!

Find a suitable book and remove the cover. The glue or stitching remaining on the spine of the book should be strong, to support the stress that the folding puts on it.

Start by folding the top corner of the page down towards the spine of the book. Repeat with the bottom corner, folded up.

Keep on folding each page in the same way.

As you get to the end of the book, it gets more difficult. You have to use your one hand to keep the folded pages down while folding with the other.

Heres the finished book…

Here are some examples of other shapes you could fold your books into.

And here are a few examples of what you could do with them.

Book folding techniques curtesy of

South Kensington Books

Its so nice to see independent stores investing in their appearance.

South kensington Books is looking really great after revamping their exterior.

I love the exterior bookshelf in the doorway,the hand painted signage and the fact that they are proud to be independent .



22 Thurloe Street, South Kensington
London, SW7 2LT



Suitcases and Books

Love these two window displays, they are windows of the bar called Billy Kelly in the city of Saint Malo in France.

I think this makes such a strong statement draws your attention to the building.

Which goes to show sometimes you just need to make a statement to grab people’s attention.


Books, Books, Books

There are so many more things to do with books rather than just reading them.

It seems retailers and creative people around the world have let their imaginations flow.

On my travels I am constantly seeing amazing displays featuring or made of books old, new, recycled and reinvented.

The trend for using books has been around for ages and its one that will never go away.

Here are a selection of my favourite examples of creative book displays.

Whitcoulls New Zealand


Anthropologie are great fans of using books in their stores and windows, here are a selection from their stores here in the UK and USA.

Camper Pop Up Store

Unknown Jewellery Store

Book Tree

Barney’s New York

Hackett London

Conran London

Creative ideas Book of Art-by Isaac-Salazer

Rainbow Book Window

Sarah Lawrence Greece

Its amazing how many great displays and creations there are out there its just a pity that Book Retailers don’t seem to be doing any of them.

Books don’t just have to sit on shelves

love it when I see retailers merchandising products in a different ways

Wyken Vineyard store

This handmade book stand is a great way to show off books.

Its double sided and gives height to the table.

Dalesford Organics

These Books look great in this simple trug.

Sainsbury Christmas Advert 2015

Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert. Mog sets off a chain of unfortunate events which almost ruin Christmas for the Thomas family. Can she pull it all back to save the day?

This year, we worked in partnership with HarperCollins Children’s Books and world renowned author and illustrator Judith Kerr to create a Christmas story based on her much loved character Mog. We hope that families will come together this Christmas to enjoy this very special story #ChristmasIsForSharing

If you enjoyed the story, you can buy the beautifully illustrated book here. Every penny of the profit from sales of the book will be donated to Save the Children to be used towards improving child literacy in the UK

Take a look behind the scenes of our 2015 Christmas advert:

Restoration Hardware – The Flatiron Gallery

Us homewares retailer Restoration Hardware have recently unveiled their new concept store in New York and a have called it “The Flatiron Gallery” aptly named because of the famous building it stands near to.


Here are a selection of photos of the store.


Click here to read a great interview with the CEO of the company Gary Friedman.

Anthropologie UK Christmas windows 2013

From the Field:  Christmas Windows

Anthropologie stores have undergone a magical makeover in time for the festive season with their Christmas window displays now in full swing! Warming shades of scarlet and maroon set the tone for cosy backdrops where glittering party accessories tumble from wooden sleighs and seasonal tabletops are laden with critter candles and piled-high books.


Cassina – London – Brompton Store

Popped to Brompton Design Quarter the other day and came across the new Cassina furniture store which has taken the old Few and Far site. They have created a really beautiful store, elegant, stylish and contemporary. I particularly liked the way they had creatively used books as a dressing them throughout the store.

Here is  some information about Cassina in their words.

Established in 1927, Cassina has been designing the future for over eighty years. During the 50’s the company, founded in Meda (Milan) by Cesare and Umberto Cassina, launched industrial design in Italy. In the rich and complex turmoil of that era, it was pioneering in the way it encouraged architects and designers to envision fresh designs and most of all translate their inspirations into reality. Taking a completely new approach, which saw a shift from handcraftsmanship to serial production, the company began to work side by side with designers. Since then, Cassina has shown a striking inclination for research and the ability to spark multi-participant dialogues between the most talented designers of both the 20th and 21st centuries, including architects and designers with quite diverse sensibilities, styles and creative spirits. The result: a mesh of stimulating ideas, from which Cassina always draws the best. This transversal culture of absolute quality defines the uniqueness of each Cassina piece.

Click here to visit their website

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