Monday, September 27, 2010

Book Nook

When it comes to using salvaged materials the possibilities are endless!  There's no need to limit yourself to the traditional building materials, just look around and keep an open mind.  The book nook, built by Nathan Nissen for the Iowa City Public Library, provides a perfect place for small children to curl up and read.  The wooden structure  is infilled with discarded  children’s books.  The roof is even shingled with books!  Artist Deanne Wortman and her son, Eric Wortman added finishing touches to the tiny house including the fun, whimsical paint job.

For more pictures and information check out the Iowa City Public Library's Flickr page.


  1. Love it- I always wanted to roll with this idea...executed very nicely!


  2. It seems to me that donating these books would be a much better use for them..there are plenty of children and public schools that could benefit greatly from these.

  3. I work at a library and there is an over abundance of donated books all the time! Old outdated books that these new modern kids will overlook. This however, you don't see very much and is a perfect use of old books!

  4. Not to mention damaged books would be a great material for something like this!