Books as Art/Art as Books

The destruction and conservation of books is important, but it does raise a lot of questions, which I think are questions that other people have as well. I hate to hear that books are being gotten rid of, but at the same time, if they haven’t been opened in quite some time, shouldn’t that mean it’s time to replace them with a newer book that is more relevant? I love coming across new books and I think it’s important that we continue cycling through new and old. Hopefully, the books that are old and, for lack of a better term, books we get rid of, are used in a way that allows them to have another life. I like books as an art medium because it allows them to continue to be appreciated, but in a different way. They’re not a book serving the purpose of being read, but a book serving the purpose of being appreciated as an art piece.