It is bad to send books to the landfill

I have a burial site in the woods behind my house, a place where I take dead books--random encyclopedia volumes, water-damaged novels of yesteryear, corpses of books no one wants, even for free. They come my way because I run my local library's book sale, and there I am, with all these books on my hands. Our local landfill is filling up fast, my town is dumping too much trash-weight, and the books are heavy. So I bury them out in the woods. Wood pulp to wood pulp.

I could be making art out of them.

For more of artist Brian Dettmer's "book autopsies" you can go here.

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