Does anyone still use print encyclopaediae? There seem to be a lot of people throwing them out. I picked up some volumes of a 1955 Soviet Encyclopaedia for a lari (approx 41 cents) a piece.
My grandchildren Lazare (2) and Elene (4) like playing with paint. So I thought I’d see what would happen if I gave them encyclopaedia to paint on instead of the usual paper. I’d already taken out some maps and illustrations, that I wanted to keep.
This seems a little like the wanton destruction of books to my inner librarian, but it kept the children amused for a couple of hours.
On Pinterest, there are other ideas of alternative uses for old encyclopaediae: Uses of Old Encylopaediae