I love old books. But when someone does something phenomenal with an old book... well,... I have no word for it. Cindy Leader's "Useful Books" are my latest obsession. I own more than one, so almost have a collection (my mom says two is a pair, three is a collection. heehee) You have to see Cindy's stuff, but better yet, OWN one. Click here for her etsy store. My favorite books of hers are beautifully coptic stitched with the spine displayed and are made from covers of old books or as in this latest, delightful creation, a 45 record. But not just ANY 45 though- a translucent RED one and the song happens to be "Love's Secret". How perfect is that? And it's filled with graph paper, plain pages, children's book pages and pages from a child's music primer. Ready for journaling, altering or just browsing through and dreaming. I can't tell you how wonderful it is just to hold one of her books. I may never write or glue a single thing in it, but will enjoy it just the same. I just got the book in today's mail and HAD to share. Take a look at her beautiful creations. Buy one. You will be glad you did. I'll be buying a third sometime so I have a true collection started.