Science Technology Rookcase: Recycled Books Transformed Into iPad & Kindle Cases By Kimberley Mok Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who covered architecture and the arts for Treehugger starting in 2007. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Kimberley Mok Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Photos: Rookcase Share Twitter Pinterest Email Science Space Natural Science Technology Agriculture Energy If you're an avid Kindle, iPad or Nook user but still love the feel of a real book, you may still be able to have your literary cake and eat it too. Merging a love of the old with the new-fangled -- and topped with a paradoxical element of surprise! -- the Rookcase is a protective case for those high-tech e-reader gadgets that is actually handcrafted from recycled books. Photos: Rookcase Created by Atlanta-based Etsy artisan Heather Schnelle, the Rookcase lets your e-reader go incognito with a "book style" case. There's a variety of cases offered: some are from actual old books, while others are new and modern. For these sleeker contemporary models, there's the possibility of selecting one of four outer cover colours and one of 14 interior cover colours available. Photos: Rookcase Photos: Rookcase For the repurposed book covers, each case is unique, depending on which recycled book you prefer. Some are classic covers like this older edition of The Hobbit, while others are a little more eclectic (a 'wanted' poster of Harry Potter, anyone)? Photos: Rookcase Photos: Rookcase Photos: Rookcase The cases also come with a cushioned, custom one piece birch tray, and there's an elastic book strap, if heaven forbid, your e-reader should fall out. You can even add extras like a routered notch that will allow you to add a M-Edge reading light. Photos: Rookcase Of course, there's also the option of custom-made cases where you can choose your favourite title. It's difficult to say whether e-readers are greener in the long run (it depends on your reading habits).