DIY Make your own blank journals or sketchbooks using covers from old books! Cut the cover off a old hardcover book, paint cut edge for neat craftsmanship, drill holes using small drill bit, cut pages, bind using a coptic stitch. Use this great video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2FRKbQI2kY
If you have some hardcover books that no one’s interested in reading again, don’t toss ’em! Construct yourself a Book Hide. This involves hollowing out a book so you can keep valuables or secret stashes inside.