I taught the above upcycling of paperback books classes at the library last spring, now they are officially listed as a workshop you can request through the library's Borrow a Librarian program :)
Scroll down to . . . # 11 where you will see the following:
11. Upcycling Paper Art
Have a few too many books taking up room on your shelves? Borrow a librarian and learn how to bring some of those books back to life, albeit in an ‘altered state.” Part origami and part inspiration, this creative paper art is loads of fun.
I had so much fun that I also made a few other items - -
Mini BooksBook Purses
Cut-out Cover Art