I Love Libraries has an article from Virginia Libraries (“Text, Image, and Form: The Altered Book Project“) featuring even more altered books. I’m so uptight about my own books that I won’t even dog-ear them, but I love this stuff:
Books with pages missing. Torn books. Books with writing, underlining, and drawing in them. These are usually a librarian’s nightmare, but in a recent collaboration with art faculty and students, they have become the basis of a highly successful class project and library exhibit.