Turn a book into a picture/card holder. I saw this on the Nate show originally. You can also use it to hold mail, receipts, etc. You can also go here for instructions: http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/6116-turn-a-book-into-a-picture-card-holder
If you're a die-hard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your treasured book and make good use of it while you're at it. Read on for 21 suggestions on what you can do with your old books.