Washingtonienne Caitlin, I'm intrigued. And I'm not sure what to think.
Confession: I'm addicted to books.
So a purse made from very used (and not harmed) books seems like a logical style leap for me. But when I read The Tailored Woman's post on Rebound Designs, I really just couldn't make up my mind.
I know you don't hurt the books. I know someone else did, and you're rescuing them. And that you save the pages and try and find some other lovely use for them.
I know that the Edith Hamilton's Mythology would be a perfect, ladylike, and amusing addition to my collection.
But it still hurts me that the books get hurt somewhere along the way, somehow.
I hope I'll get over it. Soon.