In another tale of trash as treasure, I discovered an entire set of index tab dividers in an old file cabinet purchased from a yard sale. The sturdy metal tabs and office green cardstock showed blemishes and character from years of use. Once an important office accessory, these dividers were now (to my excitement) in line to become book covers.
For reinforcement, I adhered each divider to book board and lined the inside of the covers with a paper related to the tab’s letter. I filled the inside with recycled drawing paper and bound each book using a coptic stitch. A few of the books that made their way into a retail shop included an informational label which wrapped around the front cover.