I often go to the Ridgedale Library to meet with a Socrates Cafe group (I totally recommend you attend). I arrived early one week and wondered about the library, suddenly noticing this:
Each object is a book that has been designated to be thrown away. They are folded, front cover to back cover and then each page is folded in a special way in order to form an interesting whole! Some books, all the pages are folded identically, some alternate in a 1, 2, 1, 2 pattern to create a wavy effect.
I asked a librarian about it and was given a pamphlet:
It also included a website with an interview with an artist who has made many such sculptures.
I'm not sure what to do with this discovery. I might have to try making one. I suppose I could even bind a book for this purpose specifically, but I really like the recycling nature of the project.